Use this handy After Effects Preset to control a grid of rectangles, and quickly animate them in and out - great for footage split into grids, like Zoom calls!
Download Cluster Folk
How to install Cluster Folk
First, create an empty shape layer to serve as your settings layer (bonus points for naming it!) and apply 'Cluster Folk - Settings' to it. Then create another empty shape layer, name it 'Box 1', and apply 'Cluster Folk - Box' to it. In its Effect Controls, point it to the settings layer. Then duplicate the box layer as much as you like, and change settings in your settings layer. If you want a custom order, that can be set in each box's Effect Controls
1. Download the Pre-Set
Move the .ffx preset file into: Users\[User]\Documents\Adobe\After Effects [Version]\User Presets\Shapes
2. Refresh After Effects
In After Effects, open the Effects & Presets window, click the hamburger, and select 'Refresh List'
3. Start using Circuit Connector!
The preset will be available in Effects & Presets > Animation Presets > User Presets > Shapes
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