Express Yourself

This lesson covers the Wiggle, Time and LoopOut expressions I covered in class, as well as a few additional expressions (including a way to control expressions with keyframes).

Here’s the exact way you need to type the expressions used in the above video:

  • wiggle(6,30)
  • time*360
  • loopOut()

Change the numbers in the above examples to suit your need.

The end is nigh…

Now that we’re nearing the end of the semester, take a few hours to BACK YOUR STUFF UP. Don’t rely on a single flash drive or hard drive to get you through an entire semester. Google Drive is your friend.

Walt Disney explains how 3D works in After Effects

Here’s the film I discussed in class. Please watch at your convenience, and you’ll understand (hopefully!) how After Effects interprets depth and allows two dimensional images, text and video clips to appear three-dimensional.

BTW, this YouTube video went slightly viral about a year or two ago, claiming Disney invented this process. This is completely untrue. The first known use of “multi-plane” animation was created by Lotte Reininger in the 1920s. Disney simply had the financing to scale the process up.