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Splitting up layers in different equal pieces and then making them all react the way you want can sometimes be a hassle.

In this tutorial i go over a technique that i’ve recently “developed” in order to make this task easier.

With the help of a new feature in my Utility-Box, you can easily break apart any layer in however many pieces you want and at any angle with just one click.

That’s only half the battle though, to actually be able to work with the layers you will need to parent them to a NULL ( this null must have the same inclination angle as your split layers ).

So for example if you split the layer apart at 45* , your null rotation should be at 45* (Z axis).

Now you can create any type of sliding animation, and then you can simply use the ‘Randomize Offset’ function in the HUD script to achieve the effect as seen in the video.

What you will learn

• Break up a layer in rows and columns

• Manage multiple layers’ animation properties

• Sequence layers inside a composition

• Add custom texture to the logo for an interesting look


• After Effects CS6 (and above)

• Utility-Box Script

Show me your results and tell me what you think in the comments!