How to Animate a Flying Bird With Path Keyframes in Ae

Chris Zachary shows how to animate a high-speed flying bird in After Effects.

Showing the ins-and-outs of shape layer and path keyframe animation in After Effects, Chris Zachary runs through how he created a fast-flying bird. Zachary shows how you can use hold keyframes to get a more classic-animated look to the bird.

The tutorial. is short but covers many tips, like using path keyframe looping expressions, wiggle paths, and camera shake for extra motion, and using snap zooms to add interest.