Evan Abrams shows how you can create animated grids using Shape Layer Repeaters in After Effects.
Tere are a lot of ways that you can create and animate grids in After Effects. There is even an effect called Grid. When animation gets involved, there is no better way than to use the standard shape layer and a repeater.
Check out this tutorial from Evan Abrams that shows how to create and animate grids in Ae with shape layers and repeaters. “You may be surprised how much we can animate using the repeater,” Abrams says. “These techniques make very nice backgrounds and pattern elements to fill out a scene and open up a new area of creativity.”