Creating a glitch transition or adding some digital distortion in After Effects can take time to get right, there’s multiple layers and effects involved and even with something like the glitch presets for After Effects I made for Loop, it can be a bit of an effort to get things right.
So I put my mind to it, and came up with a script for creating glitch effects in After Effects, along with a trailer to show the glitches at work:
The fragment script works by running through the steps needed to create a glitch effect or transition, removing a lot of the manual legwork usually required in applying the effect. Also, by using random values throughout it means that each glitch created will be different to the last - perfect for creating digital distortion.
The script is available now over at: Madebyloop.co.uk