Another motion graphics gif experiment

Following on from my previous motion graphics gif project I decided to create a new experiment, this time with shape layers!

trim paths after effects

trim paths swirling lines gif

motion graphics gif using trim paths

trim paths spiral inwards gif

Up until now I'd mainly been using solid layers and masks to produce similar effects, as a result I've never looked into what can be done with shape layers.

The gifs above were created by adding a couple of different attributes to a shape layer, predominantly the "trim paths" and "repeater" attributes, then animating the properties.

I'm pretty happy with the results, I'll also be looking to use the techniques in future projects too!

After Effects Motion graphics