After Effects Behavior Presets Resource and Preview Gallery

After Effects Behaviors Presets List

For many years I have over looked the After Effects Behaviors Presets, mostly because I was busy and didn’t have time to figure out what each presets was doing, If I knew how useful the behaviors presets were I would have use them much earlier! 🙂 So you don’t fall in the same trap I have created a little reference here that will help you know how each behaviors presets animate and look like.

What are Behavior Presets in After Effects?

The behaviors presets in After Effects are combinations of expressions and multiple effects that you can apply to any layer, it will create a smooth animation without key frames.

The After Effects behaviors presets were made to save time and improve our animation workflow, there is often layers we animate with the same movement so those behaviors presets are perfect instead of manually animating and adding keyframes.

Where to find the behavior presets in After Effects?

  • after effects behaviors presets folder

    Click on the windows Tab in after effects

  • Go to the Effects & Presets Windows panel
  • Expand Animation Presets
  • Expand The Behaviors folder

How to use and apply the Behavior Presets in After Effects?

  • Select the behavior presets you need on the Effects & Presets panel
  • Drag the preset on your layer in your timeline (animated demo below)
  • Press play 🙂

Apply behavior presets demo

What each Behaviors Presets look like?

To make it easy for everyone, I have build a animated thumbnails gallery that show all the all behaviors presets available in After Effects. Feel free to share with your friends and colleagues.

Autoscroll - horizontal Autoscroll - vertical Drift Over Time
Autoscroll – horizontal Autoscroll – vertical Drift Over Time
Fade In Over Layer Below Fade In+Out frames Fade In+Out msec
Fade In Over Layer Below Fade In+Out frames Fade In+Out msec
Fade Out Over Layer Below Opacity Flash - Layer markers Opacity Flash - Random
Fade Out Over Layer Below Opacity Flash – Layer markers Opacity Flash – Random
Rotate Over Time Scale Bounce - Layer Markers Scale Bounce - random
Rotate Over Time Scale Bounce – Layer Markers Scale Bounce – random
Wiggle - gelatin Wiggle - Position Wiggle - Rotation
Wiggle – gelatin Wiggle – Position Wiggle – Rotation
Wiggle - scale Wiggle - shear Wigglerama
Wiggle – scale Wiggle – shear Wigglerama

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2018-07-26T14:54:19+00:00

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