Owen Chikazawa Shows How yo Control Maks and Shape Points in After Effects to Create a Dynamic Line Graph Effect

Motion Designer Owen Chikazawa teams up with Motion Array to deliver more excellent tutorial content. The first of which looks at how to create a dynamic line graph in After Effects. The technique, of course, makes use of Ae’s newest ability to control individual points of a mask or shape.

Ever since After Effects gained an expression language, users have wanted control over individual points— A decade later, it finally came, so it’s no wonder that people think that it is a game changer.
Owen Walks through creating a simple line graph effect that can dynamically change over the course of the animation. An essential element is creating nulls that will control the points in the lines, making it much easier to animate.