2 Replies Latest reply on May 4, 2017 10:15 PM by Trickooo

    Merging Shape layers, apply twist effect

    Trickooo Level 1


      I am new in the AE. I am wondering if there is some way to merge all layers, also pre-compose layers into one layer and add a twist effect to it. I want to create twist effect to the middle center point and after that create a logo from that point, but I have around 100 layers, so I don´t want to do it manually with all layers just one-by-one.Screenshot_1.png

      So in shor I wanna move all paricles into the center point with twist effect, just with a few clicks. Any suggestions?

        • 1. Re: Merging Shape layers, apply twist effect
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          No. That's just it. Layers are layers. If you want genuine motion, you have to create genuine motion. Some things just come the hard way. Otherwise you can of course use distortion effects and scale the layer in sync to create an illusion, but this probably won't give any satisfying look since it warps the actual shapes and they become a mush. Conversely, you could have used a particle system to explode the shapes on teh screen and then time-reverse that pre-comp, but you can't control where each particle ends up. So for what it's worth you really have to get down to it. 100 layers isn't really that much, considering that you can copy & paste keyframes easily and since you are already using shape layers, all that is required is proper grouping to move the items from the outside in whil scaling them and one level above you only need to have some simple rotation to create the illusion of a swirl...



          1 person found this helpful
          • 2. Re: Merging Shape layers, apply twist effect
            Trickooo Level 1

            Thanks for reply. I did it manually, layer by layer, and you was right, just copying keyframes take me around 30 minutes to did it. Thanks for your time