The Knit Sweater Look In After Effects

Jake Bartlett, Motion Designer

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9 Videos (39m)
    • Class Trailer

    • Building the Knit

    • Adding Some Imperfection

    • The Cozy Texture

    • Polishing It Off

    • Swapping Out Art & Basic Animation

    • Animating The Snow

    • Exporting A Still Image

    • Thanks!

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About This Class


I hope you're ready to get warm and cozy, because this class is gonna get comfy! In this quick class I'll show you how to quickly and easily create this procedurally generated effect in After Effects. Since it's procedural, whatever you plug into it comes out looking like a knit sweater - even animation! We'll use a combination of effects to build the knit pattern, yarn texture, and finishing effects. Plus we'll even cover some basic expressions to make working with this effect very easy.

Even if you're a designer who might not be very familiar with After Effects, or you're just not interested in animation, you can still harness that power of After Effects to apply this effect to still graphics. It's very easy to adjust and customize.

So, grab some hot cocoa, and let's getting knitting!

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Great class! Easy to follow instructions! Loved Jake's class and style of teaching!
Thanks for the class Jake! It's very usefull because I have more knowledge about effects on After Effects! :)
Great class. I realize animating the snow was an after thought. There were a few things that were left unsaid and made that step a little confusing. I'm having a lot of issues time remapping because my precomp for a snowfall row length is like 30 seconds for a 5 second animation. I'm not sure how to trim that so I can actually do the loopOut()
Trevor McCauley

learning is tight





Jake Bartlett

Motion Designer