Join Ran Ben Avraham for an in-depth discussion in this video Automating the squash and stretch animation, part of After Effects: Bouncing Animated 3D Sphere.
- [Instructor] Now, that our squash and stretch animation…is complete, we can move on to explore…how to automate this animation.…First of all, we can delete the 3D Sphere Layer.…It was there only for reference,…and we don't need it anymore.…Now, let's jump back to the 3D Sphere Composition.…We can close all the layers here.…And, let's drag in…the squash and stretch animation composition…and place it on top of all the other layers.…
Now, we can see the squash marks,…but we can't see the (mumbles) warp effect on this sphere.…So, first of all, let's switch between…the switches and modes, by using F4.…And, now we can turn on the collapse transformation button,…which is this sort of sun, here.…Now, we can can see the (mumbles) warp at work.…What just happened here, is that we enabled the adjustment…layer in squash and stretch animation comp…to affect all the layers beneath this layer,…inside the 3D Sphere Comp.…
Let's enable timing map to this layer.…Control, alt, T.…Now this layer is stretched all across…the composition length,…
This is a project-based learning experience. Each step of the process is rich with object lessons that are applicable to the variations that a motion design and compositing artist will face in the real world.
- Creating a sphere
- Adding reflections and color correction
- Creating squash and stretch animation
- Expression linking a sphere's rotation properties
- Connecting a sphere to a position null
- The bounce-decay-stop expression
- Animating the position and rotation
- Animating the sphere color map
- Creating an automated shadow