Auto-orienting a layer along its path


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Auto-orienting a layer along its path

There's one last trick I want to show you before we move on. You may remember that 2D layers could orient along their path; well, 3D layers can also automatically orient along their paths. I will select the word Under here, right- click on it, go to Transform, and Auto-Orient. layers default do not Auto- Orienting, we have to manually animate the Rotation parameters. But if I say Orient Along Path, watch what happens to this layer here, it automatically rotates a little bit, so that it is pointing along that path.

Now as I drag my Current Time Indicator, you can see that layer automatically swivel to land into position, like so. Let's do the same thing to Pressure, I'll right-click, Transform, Auto-Orient, Orient Along Path, okay, and now you'll see it does the same thing, they both rotate in position as part of their slam down here. And you can also see the alternate views, how they are indeed rotating to make this happen. Now, when you apply Auto-Orient, you may occasiona...

Auto-orienting a layer along its path
Video duration: 2m 2s 4h 49m Intermediate Updated Dec 06, 2012

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Auto-orienting a layer along its path provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space

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