Shape Flow: The Game-Changing Video Transition You Need to Know About
Lights, camera, action! Welcome to the world of video editing where creativity knows no bounds. And speaking of creativity, creating stunning animations in your video project is a sure way to captivate and amaze your audience.
But the problem with animations is that they often take too much time, effort and a good amount of skill with programs like After Effects to create - until now!
Did you see that smooth animation above? Guess how much time it took us to create it.
- “10-15 minutes in After Effects?” - Nope. It took us a little less than a minute right within Premiere Pro using our new Smart Tool called Shape Flow!
That’s right! Say goodbye to the long and boring process of creating reveal animations in After Effects. You can now do them within a minute right within Premiere Pro!
The Amazing Power of The Shape Flow Tool
Okay, so the Shape Flow tool is amazing, but how exactly does it work?
To put it simply, the Shape Flow tool is a video transition that follows the path of a shape. It’s like running colored water inside of transparent pipes that form a shape. Simple as that.
For example, let’s take the colorful animation you saw earlier and recreate it from scratch. The first thing worth noting is that this is simply a transparent PNG image sitting on top of a blue background. Nothing special there.
Now, all we need to do is take the Shape Flow video transition and apply it to the PNG layer. Voila! We now have a beautiful flow animation with a click of a button! But the magic doesn’t stop here. The Shape Flow tool offers so many customisation options that you can create literally any kind of flow you like.
Again, for example we can move the starting point of the flow to the left upper edge of the PNG layer to make the animation start from there instead of the center. You’ll instantly notice how this perfectly follows the shape of the object in such a mesmerizing way.
Just watch this short video to see the power of the Shape Flow tool for yourself.
Looks satisfying, doesn't it? If you want to start creating smooth and elegant reveals like this one, then make sure to sign up for The Big Bang package where you will find all of our Animation and Smart Tools.
You’ll love it. I promise!
Creating Stunning Video Reveals with Shape Flow
If you are already amazed at what our new Shape Flow tool can do out-of-the-box, just wait to see the unlimited possibilities that await you when you decide to play with the abundant set of options the Shape Flow tool comes with!
Here are some powerful examples of how you can use the Shape Flow tool to create professional looking animations in a matter of seconds.
Revealing Hand-Drawn Images
Do you have a hand-drawn image you want to reveal in your video? Transform your image by making it look like the ink lines are being drawn on a piece of cardboard. It's as easy as applying Shape Flow and moving the start point to the lower left corner. That's right, it's that simple!
This magical feature will make your video stand out and give your hand-drawn images a unique and captivating reveal that your audience won't be able to take their eyes off of. So go ahead and give it a try, and see how this simple addition can transform your video in a remarkable way!
Bring the beauty of nature to your video with the help of Shape Flow! With just a few adjustments, you can make a tree come to life by starting from the bottom and growing upwards. The possibilities are endless, with options to customize the edge delay and luma detail to showcase the center and brighter colors before darker tones.
And for an even more dynamic effect, you can use the object delay and variation to create individual leaf movement. The end result? A stunning and captivating display of nature's wonders in your video. So let your creativity run wild with Shape Flow and watch as your videos come to life with natural beauty!
The perfect way to make your illustrations stand out in your video is by revealing them with the Shape Flow tool! With just a few simple adjustments, you can transform a technical illustration with connected cloud icons into a stunning visual masterpiece.
By adding two starting points and increasing the Luma Delay to reveal brighter colors before the dark ones, you can create a dynamic effect that will truly pop on the screen. And why stop there? Add a colored trail to take your reveal to the next level!
Whether you choose white, or opt to play around with different colors, trail lengths, and feather amounts, the possibilities are endless with Shape Flow. So why not give it a try and let your illustrations shine?
Transform your images into something truly remarkable with Shape Flow's amazing feature of adding colorful trails. This simple addition will give your graphics a one-of-a-kind and captivating appearance that will undoubtedly catch the eye of your viewers.
With options to select from single color, tri-tone, or quad-tone trails, and customize the length and feather amount, you have the power to create something truly extraordinary. The outcome is a stunning and vibrant reveal that is sure to leave your audience amazed and impressed!
Get ready to unlock your creativity with Shape Flow!
One of the most exciting features of this powerful video tool is that it offers endless possibilities for creative transitions. With the "Surprise Me" feature, you can create random and unique reveals that will take your video to the next level.
The ability to experiment with different shapes, colors, and effects means that you can truly let your imagination run wild and create a one-of-a-kind video that is sure to capture your audience's attention.
The possibilities are truly limitless with Shape Flow, and you'll be amazed at the stunning effects you can create with just a few clicks. So go ahead and dive into the world of endless possibilities with Shape Flow - the perfect tool to bring your creative vision to life!
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Explore all the different possibilities of the transition with just a single mouse click!
Precisely control where your mirror angle will be on your video clips.
Tweak your push amount and direction
Don't just push — Being able to change the exact push direction and push amount opens up a whole lot of different possibilities.
Adding rotations is giving just that little bit extra —
Try this with logo reveals!
Options for scaling will zoom in or out.
So much impact with just a few easy-to-understand sliders
Play with the visual curve to accelerate movements to create a dramatic effect