Shape Sphere is a free preset for After Effects that allows you to generate a pseudo 3d sphere. This preset is inspired by Sander van Dijk’s rig from Advanced Motion Methods course from School of Motion.
How to install
Preset works with Adobe After Effects: CC 2020. Download the Shape Sphere preset ZIP file, unzip it, and copy/paste to the folder Bartlomiej Otlowski in:
PC: Adobe\Adobe After Effects\Support Files\Presets
MAC: Applications/Adobe After Effects/Presets
If you have already a Bartlomiej Otlowski folder, simply copy/paste the content of this folder.
Refresh List in the Effects & Presets panel or restart your After Effects.
How to use
You can find the Shape Sphere preset in the Effects & Presets panel. Type “Shape Sphere” in the search bar or twirl down the *Animation Presets menu. Don’t drag or apply the preset to existing layers. Just double click on the name and a new shape layer will be created.
You can set up your sphere in the Effects Controls panel.
- Size: size of the sphere
- Rotation: works clockwise and counterclockwise
- Color A: color of the first half
- Color B: color of the second half
Show me what you create with this preset by tagging me (@bartlomiejotlowski) on Instagram. Have fun!