There’s a whole lot more to After Effects precomps than simply holding layers.

It’s no secret that precomps are an amazing way to organize and develop your projects in After Effects, but one thing you may not know is that they are useful for more than just holding layers in a new composition. They can help create patterns, composite objects, and link expressions.

In this awesome video tutorial created by Joey at School of Motion, we will take a look a few ways in which you can use After Effects precomps to take your motion graphic skills even further. The tutorial covers:

  • Basic Shape Animations
  • Precomposing
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Editing with the Graph Editor

If you enjoy this tutorial, go check out even more of Joey’s tutorials over at School of Motion.

This video was first shared by Joey at School of Motion. Thanks for sharing!

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