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!

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Rewilding the planet with animation and motion design

We've only got one planet, and right now it needs all the help it can get. Climate change and biodiversity loss are massive challenges that we need to tackle head on.

That's why, for every animation project over £1000 a donation of 2% of the total budget will be made to the World Land Trust, on your behalf.

The money will go towards WLT's "buy an acre" programme; buying up and protecting vital habitats around the world, and helping fight against climate change.

Any projects under £1000 will have a tree planted on your behalf.

Acres saved so far:

Thanks to my wonderful clients and the animations we've produced, enough money has been donated to save around 12 Acres of vital habitats around the world.