In Photoshop cs6, you can make a Liquify distortion to a layer, then if you want, you can select a different layer, and go to Filter and re apply the last used filter (the Liquify you just did on that other layer). (shortcut key is Ctrl + F, if I remember correctly)
Can we do the same thing in After Effects?
I have two sprites that have to be on separate layers, and I want to apply the exact same distortion to both sprites at the same time. Is that possible?
Hope I've been clear with my question. Thanls a lot for any help!
Sure. Simple copy&paste - like with any effect.
Oh wow, that didn't even cross my mind. (I'm new to aftereffects and its workflow)
To make it perfectly clear for other newbies, here's how you go about doing this:
- you find the Liquify effect in the effect & presets panel on the right.
- you drag it onto your image. Then you'll see a new Effects entry above the default Transform entry in your image's dropdown (in the panel on the bottom left)
- you expand this Liquify entry and make a keyframe on whatever Distortion type you want from that list.
- you make your distortions in the viewport and create keyframes and whatnot.
- Now here's the cool part: you can just select this Effects entry when you are done with the liquifies, and Ctrl+C to copy it.
- You can click on another image and Ctrl+V and it will apply everything (including the keyframes) to your new image as well.