Quickly add a whole new dimension of random to your wiggles with this quick expression in After Effects.

If you learn only one expression while using After Effects, it needs to be the wiggle expression. By using the simple expression wiggle() you can quickly add simulated random movement to your layers in After Effects. However, if you’ve worked with the After Effects wiggle expression for any amount of time, then you probably know that the wiggle expression has a very specific look that can sometimes be annoying and difficult to work with.

In the following video tutorial, AE expert Mikey Borup shows us how to use the random() function inside of the wiggle expression to get an even more random looking effect.

This video was first shared by Mikey Borup on his YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing, Mikey!

If you want to quickly add this expression into your next motion graphic project, you can simply copy and paste the following expression:

wiggle(random(1,2),random(20,100));

Want to learn more about using the After Effects wiggle expression? Check out a few of the following articles:

Using Wiggle to Create Random Movement in Adobe After Effects – PremiumBeat
Expression Language Reference – Adobe
Random Motion – Motion Script

Have any tips for working with the “random()” function? Share your tips in the comments below.