Dynamic Animated Background – After Effects Tutorial

In this After Effects motion graphic tutorial we are going to be taking a look at how to make an Animated Background with the Time Displacement function coupled with the motion tile and mosaic effects in After Effects 2018. This is used to create a background video loop animation. The time displacement feature helps create a dynamic motion and an easy setup to test different shape morphs or movements.

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Adobe After Effects 2018 (AE 2018) is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making and television production. Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, compositing and animation. It also functions as a very basic non-linear editor, audio editor and media transcoder.

CINEMA 4D is a 3D modeling, animation, motion graphic and rendering application developed by MAXON Computer GmbH in Germany. It is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modeling, animating, lighting, texturing, rendering, and common features found in 3D modelling applications.


Caue Alvarenga says:

you could have used transform to scale, instead of precomping

Encore 4K says:

time displacement!! looks powerful.

Grabster says:

I uploaded a video that has a stock video footage. I’m taking it down and redoing the background completely with this. This channel is everything i need for my After effect skills. YOU FRICKING ROCK!

OniArtz says:

Thanks for the tip, your channel is super cool and it has helped me a lot, I’m with an open composition now and I was in need of creativity, you saved me at the right time, respect for your work!

AB186 says:

that’s supercool i am gonna integrate it into tracked footage for sci-fi scan effect

bathnophie noya says:

ohh my.. you save my life many thanks Mike 😀

Veez says:

Update the thumbnail buddy. Bc it has c4d logo on it

Grabster says:

0:26 How did you add the gradient to the dots?

Adahop says:

Great tips! I might have to use this!

Reece Conrad says:

Nice work. Thanks for the creative idea. Also, your outlook settings are out of date 😛


Hi your videos are good and helpful can you make a cigarette no smoking animation

Damn says:

Btw, you can center up anchor point and center up in the composition using “Cntrl+Home” and “Alt+Cntrl+Home” hotkeys

StarsBoxSK says:

Thank you very much for this tip, definitely use that sometimes. 🙂

Robi Raw says:

i dont have the effects and mask selection option like you do there, how do I get around it.
I am using 2014 version of after effects

religood says:

small tips like Center Anchor point is already a life saver to me! Thanks for the full tutorial ! Looking forward to more background animations

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