How to Create a Receipt Printout Animation in After Effects

Move Shapes shows how to make a scrolling paper receipt printout animation.

One of the most used motion graphics tools in After Effects has to be the shape layers. They are powerful, reasonably easy to use, and offer a wide range of capabilities to motion artists. Another critical method is to import Adobe Illustrator artwork into After Effects, which not only can give you a head start, but also can provide a faster workflow in some cases. Watch this short tutorial from Peter Arumugam, also known as Move Shapes who shows how to create a scrolling paper animation of a receipt printout.

The tutorial shows a simple method for animating a wave scroll of paper by using animated masks. The result is a fast way to animate a scrolling paper receipt printout. The move shapes channel has other great Ae tutorials showing how to get the most out of vector animation in After Effects.