The Knit Sweater Look In After Effects

Jake Bartlett, Motion Designer

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9 Videos (39m)
    • Class Trailer

      0:58
    • Building the Knit

      10:00
    • Adding Some Imperfection

      4:03
    • The Cozy Texture

      3:17
    • Polishing It Off

      3:24
    • Swapping Out Art & Basic Animation

      4:27
    • Animating The Snow

      10:23
    • Exporting A Still Image

      1:25
    • Thanks!

      0:34

About This Class

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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 discoveries, great sharing skils <3
Awesome class. Thank you!
Very easy to follow and lovely effect.

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Jake Bartlett

Motion Designer

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Hey! My name is Jake Bartlett, and I’m a motion designer from Denver, Colorado. I've been animating in Adobe After Effects for over ten years. After five years of working for an LA-based production company, I have gone freelance full-time and now work from home. Animating as a motion designer professionally is a dream for me. I get to use After Effects every single day for my job.

Since starting my professional career I've animated over 800 episodes of 8 different motion graphics shows for clients like Yahoo!, MSN, Twitter, YouTube, Pepsi, VH1, HGTV, NateGeo Wild, The History Channel, and Ulive to name a few. In my free time I love making animations for myself. I've found that constantly challenging myself on my own time has been the best way to increase the quality of my work. Being able to consistently use After Effects on a daily basis and always having a tight deadline has made me very fast and efficient with the program.

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