I’m Ayana, a Vtuber!
Today, I will explain how to use Animation Preset!
In After Effects, Animation Presets include many presets that store preset effects, keyframes, expressions,… making it easy to apply high-quality animation to objects and texts by dragging and dropping.
First, prepare a new composition.
Click the Create New Composition button at the bottom left of the project panel.
When the Composition settings dialog appears, rename the composition as “Animation” and click OK.
※Animation Presets can be applied to empty composition panels and we can also apply effects to Animation Presets.
The Effects & Presets panel only displays the name of the animation preset, so if you want to check the animation content before applying the animation prese, you need to install Adobe Bridge from Creative Cloud.
Click to select the created composition on the project paneland then from the Animation tab in the menu bar, select Browse Presets….
Then, Adobe Bridge starts and the Presets folders are displayed like this.
Adobe Bridge categorizes folders by animation type, so double-click the folder you want to see in the Presets folder.
Here I will choose Background folder.
Now,I will explain the Adobe Bridge interface!
①This will show you the hierarchy of folders, so click to move to the selected folder
②This will show you the hierarchy up to the current folder.
③Animation presets are displayed as thumbnails here, so you can select a preset while checking the thumbnails.
④Presets selected in the thumnail will be displayed here as previews
⑤Here you will see detailed information such as metadata for the preset selected in the thumbnail.
How to use Animation Preset
Apply Animation Preset from Adobe Bridge to After Effects
If you want to apply an animation preset from Adobe Bridge to After Effects, double-click the preset to apply it to the selected layer.
Here I will double-click Blocks
Apply Animation Preset from Effects & Presets panel
Next, we will apply the animation preset from the Effects & Presets panel!
This time, from the Animation Presets in the Effects & Preset panel -> select Backgrounds → select Blocks and then drag and drop it into the layer.
When the preset is applied to the layer, in Effect Controls panel, we can see that the keyframe for Evolution property of Fractal Noise effect is automatically created. Also, Fractal Noise, Manimax and Tritone effects are added.
If you play it on the composition panel, you can see the animation like this.
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