Motion Science shows how to create animated textures in After Effects in a snap.
There is just no getting around some motion design trends, especially when clients ask for them. One is the animated texture look. There are many ways to accomplish this in After Effects. One method is to use an asset library like using PQ Grit Kit, and the other is to create your very own. Showing the latter is Motion Science (Cameron Pierron), demonstrating how easy it is to create animated textures using a simple trick in After Effects.
The technique uses a method where a single texture has an animated position while using hold keyframes that don’t interpolate between the keyframes. That will make it look like you are cycling through many texture patterns when, in reality, you are only using a single large texture image.