Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating wiggles, part of After Effects Apprentice 06: Type and Music.
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Now, there are a few things to keep in mind when you want to animate the Wiggly selector.…The most important is that you do not animate Wiggles/Second.…Notice if I turn on the stopwatch for Wiggles/Second, I get a hold keyframe.…What this is telling me is that although I'm allowed to change the value for the…Wiggles/Second, I'm not allowed to interpolate between two different values.…So if I can't animate Wiggles/Second, how do I fade up the effect and fade it down again?…Well, you do that by animating the Minimum and Maximum Amounts.…
I'll turn on the stopwatches for Minimum and Maximum.…I will go to the middle of the animation, say at 2 seconds, and we'll create…keyframes here as well.…Now at the beginning, I am going to change this to 0, 0.…When I set Max and Min to 0, the Wiggly selector has no effect.…But as that value increases, at 100% and -100%, the full effect of Position,…Rotation, and Fill Hue are having an effect on the characters.…
If I wanted to fade it out, I could simply create another keyframe at the end…
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