Build complex graphics with Pre-compose After Effects CC


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Building complex graphics with Pre-compose

If you want to create a seemingly complex graphic inside of After Effects. It's just a matter of precomposing. Now, let's look at the project that we're currently working in, by clicking on the current time indicator, and scrubbing through the timeline. Now, I can see that I have a null object and that's what's controlling these two spheres moving around. But just so you can see things more clearly, let me go ahead and select layer 1. And you can see clearly, there's our null object. And you can see its motion path is a perfect circle. Now, if you press R, it has rotation and that's what's actually causing these two spheres to move around.

If you look in the Parent column, you can see Sphere 2 and Sphere one are both children of the Null 1 layer. So I'm going to rename this Null 1 layer by selecting it and pressing Return on my keyboard, and we can call this Sphere Control. And just so I don't forget it's a null, I'll call it Null. Now, if you ever don...

Building complex graphics with Pre-compose
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Building complex graphics with Pre-compose provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CC Essential Training

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