Create a Flock of Birds using Pastiche for After Effects
Learn to create a flock of birds using Pastiche for After Effects to reveal a form! Motion Boutique has a new tutorial that explains, step-by-step, how to quickly setup this project. Pastiche isn’t a particle system. In fact, you’re not dealing with particles here at all, as you often would with creating flocks of birds. Pastiche is fast and robust After Effects plugin that handles hundreds of layers with ease. To put it in other words, Pastiche uses layers to create “Layer Collages”.
Via Lester Banks.
Creative Layer Collages for After Effects
Def: “A pastiche is an artwork that copies the style of another work or that combines various, distinct styles together into one work.”
PASTICHE is an Adobe After Effects plug-in to produce creative layer collages. 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.
Newton plays nicely with Pastiche.
The 2D Physics Engine For Adobe After Effects
Newton 3 brings realistic physics to After Effects, making your 2D composition layers act like solid objects that interact with each other – just like in the real world. It gives you many ways to control the properties of your objects, including type, density, friction, bounciness and velocity. You can also change world properties, like gravity. What’s more, Newton 3 allows you to create realistic joints between objects, so you can easily create complex motion. Once you complete your simulation, the animation is recreated in After Effects with standard keyframes, so you can adjust the timing however you choose. Easy, no?
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