Camera Shake with Slider Control in Adobe After Effects


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In this tutorial, you will learn to create a Camera Shake animation in Adobe After Effects. You don’t need any paid plugin. We are going to create this effect from the scratch. After watching this tutorial you will be able to create your own Camera Shake Animation.

Let’s Get Started!

Step 1: First of all open Adobe after effects, then create a new composition. Rename it to the Camera Shake animation. Set the resolution to 1920×1080 Pixels, 30 frames per second and set the duration to 5 Seconds.

Step 2: Go to the Layer Menu > New > Select the Solid. Again Go to the Layer Menu > New > Select the Null Object. Rename the Null Object layer to the Adjustments.

Step 3: Right click on the Null Object > Effects > Expression Controls > Select the Slider Control. Rename the Slider control effect to Camera shake (%). Then change the slider value to 50.

Step 4: Go to the Layer Menu > New > Select the Solid. Again Go to the Layer Menu > New > Select the Null Object. Rename the Null Object layer to the Camera shake.

Now, we have three layers.

  1. Camera Shake
  2. Adjustments
  3. Background

Step 5: Drag the adjustment layer just above all layers.
Right-click on the Camera shake layer > Effects > Expression Controls > Select the Slider Control. Rename the effect to Shake master control.

Step 6: Go under the Camera shake layer properties. Then under the Effects > Under the Shake master control. Then add a keyframe. Go to about 1 second forward on a timeline and add a keyframe. Then go to about 5 frames forward. Change the Slider value to 1. Again go about 5 frames forward and change the Slider value back to 0.

Step 7: Select the Camera Shake layer, and press P to open Position properties. Hold the ALT Key on a keyboard and click the little stopwatch icon to add an expression. In the expression, section copy and paste this expression.

wiggle(30,50*(thisComp.layer(“Adjustments”).effect(“Camera shake (%)”)(“Slider”))/100*effect(“Shake master control”)(“Slider”))

Step 8: Select the Type tool from the toolbar, and type your text. Increase the font size, and align your text to the center.
Drag the text layer below to the Adjustment and Camera Shake layer. Then parent the Text layer to the Camera shake layer.

We are done. Let’s click the Ram preview button and see the changes. Our Camera Shake Animation is ready. We can control the Camera Shake with the Adjustment layer Slider. Add the logo, and background layer to the camera shake parent.

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