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Motion Boutique PASTICHE for After Effects


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Motion Boutique Pastiche 2

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Motion Boutique PASTICHE for After Effects

Produce and animate creative layer collages easily

Discover the endless possibilities of Motion Boutique PASTICHE 2, an Adobe After Effects plug-in to produce creative layer collages.

Motion Boutique PASTICHE Highlights

Definition: “A pastiche is an artwork that copies the style of another work or that combines various, distinct styles together into one work.”

Fast and robust
Handles hundreds of layers with ease

Intuitive parameters

There’s nothing like this!

Only manipulates Transform of comp layers
Everything produced by Pastiche can be modified by hand.

Animation mode
Create never before seen animation.

What’s New in Pastiche 2?

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New distribution method that pushes the layers towards the darkest or the most opaque areas.

Allows a more regular and natural distribution of the layers on the collage.

You can choose between 2 modes: based on alpha or luminance.

You can control the precision of the distribution to fine-tune the regularity of the collage.

Apply Color

You can now set the color (fill, outline, or both) of your shape layers depending on your source!

Apply colors randomly or a predefined color. Create totally incredible animations!


Make your animations loop have never been so simple!

Just set the new Use First Value option in every Transform parameter and let Pastiche 2 do the work for you.

New animation styles!

We added two new spatial interpolation methods:

  • This step will force the layers to move along the horizontal and vertical axes
  • Elastic will add elasticity to the motion.

You can use any type of layer even if they are animated!

Pastiche animated icons

Change colors of shape layers while they are animated. The example was made with Newton 3.

pastiche newton colors

Create complex animation in a few clicks!

PASTICHE needs two things to do its magic:

  • A source layer to define the shape of the collage
  • and a bunch of layers to be placed inside that shape.

You can choose among various options to customize the look of the collage.
Possibilities are endless!

Pastiche 2 interfacePASTICHE provides intuitive controllers to fine-tune the position, scale, rotation, and opacity of the collage layers.

If the source layer changes over time, PASTICHE is able to animate the layers so they morph from one collage to another.

Again, many animation parameters are available.

PASTICHE is also a great companion for the Motion Boutique physics engine Newton.

Upgrade Notice.

If you own Pastiche1 you can upgrade for free if you purchase it after Dec 13, 2020. Please contact Toolfarm support if you purchased Pastiche1 after December 13, 2020.

The trial version of Pastiche 2 is limited to 25 layers. The full version has no limitation.

After Effects 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021

Now native on Apple Silicon (M1).

2.1.15  –  Jan 3, 2023

Added a check for non-separated dimensions (position). A warning message is thrown when one of the layers position has the Separate Dimensions switch turned on.

2.1.13  –  Jun 21, 2022

– Fixed a timing issue in the keyframing process

2.1.12  –  May 2, 2022

– Updated licensing framework (v4.0.4)

2.1.11  –  Jan 31, 2022

– updated licensing framework
– added support for Apple M1 architecture (Silicon)

2.1.10  –  Dec 10, 2021

– fixed a bug with 32bpc projects

2.1.9  –  Nov 18, 2021

– fixed resolution bug (Pastiche doesn’t require a full resolution comp to give correct results)
– fixed a bug with the Use Previous Value option (introduced in the previous version)
– fixed a bug with negative comp start timecode
– fixed a bug in the temporal ease function (some keyframes were not eased)

2.1.1  –  Nov 13, 2021

– Fixed a bug in “Use Previous Value” introduced in the previous version

2.1 –  Nov 3, 2021

Changes: AE 2022 compatibility.

2.0 – Jan 13, 2021

Initial Release

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Morph Faces in After Effects with Pastiche

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Create a Flock of Birds using Pastiche for After Effects

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