After Effects: Moving Curtains Reveal

This tutorial shows you how to make a set of curtains that part in the middle, and reveal any footage you desire behind it. All is a few effects (mostly fractal noise) and some keyframes before you get a nice animation. If you render this out with an alpha channel, you will have a clip […]

This tutorial shows you how to make a set of curtains that part in the middle, and reveal any footage you desire behind it. All is a few effects (mostly fractal noise) and some keyframes before you get a nice animation. If you render this out with an alpha channel, you will have a clip of these curtains that you can just drop into any composition and you won’t have to mess with the keyframes again. It could be a cool way to reveal a movie trailer or a demo reel.

13 Responses to “After Effects: Moving Curtains Reveal”

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  2. Mike says:

    Nice tut

  3. Taylor says:

    Thanks for that. The curtains I created were required to be lifted from the bottom, so I added a Wave Warp to help them flow a little more natural along the bottom edge.

  4. BIGMIKE says:

    Cool, good to know, thanks for the tip.

  5. AJ Evans says:

    Hey Mike;
    Thanks for the great tuttorial. I went as far as grabbing Panopticums curtains, but used this instead. đŸ™‚

    Cheers!

  6. BIGMIKE says:

    You’re welcome AJ, glad the tutorial helped you out, I appreciate the comment.

  7. Scott Allo says:

    Mike,

    I used your tutorial for a program I was working on. Glad I found it! Tutorial worked like a charm! I even added a spotlight effect from AE CS3 on it to spice it up even more.

    Thanks.

  8. BIGMIKE says:

    Thanks Scott, glad my tutorial help you out, good call on the spotlight.

  9. Graham says:

    Brilliant! Thanks

  10. Michel Prost says:

    Merci, effet trés réaliste
    Thank you, very realistic effect

  11. Augusto says:

    Great tutorial, learned heaps!

    What if I want to draw the curtains back? I can’t get the slant to work the other way around since it applies the movement always on the top part. I would have to make it “unslant” bottom first. Anyone knows how I can do this? Thanks a lot.

  12. BIGMIKE says:

    Not quite sure what you mean. Can you explain any other way?

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