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Using the Repeater in After Effects


Learn how to quickly create patterns using the repeater in After Effects.

When working with shape layers in After Effects, the repeater is a must-know feature. As the name implies, the repeater creates duplicates of your shape layer that can be manipulated and changed in a consistent pattern.

The following tutorial by Evan Abrams shows us how to use the repeater effect to create an awesome circle burst style animation. The tutorial covers:

  • Creating Shape Layers
  • Keyframing Shape Properties
  • Adding the Repeater

Want a few quick 2D burst elements to use on your next project? Check out our free circle burst download.

This tutorial was first shared by Evan Abrams on his YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing, Evan!

Want to learn more about using the repeater? Check out a few of the following resources:

Repeat the Repeater – Evan Abrams
Sequential Animations Using the Repeater – Evan Abrams