Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Calming overactive effects, part of After Effects Apprentice: 10 Time Games.
Next, I'd like to show you another way to induce that stop-motion look.…I went ahead and closed all of my other compositions, just to clean up my display,…and now I want you to open Comp 12a-Numbers*starter.…We'll RAM Preview, and this little comp includes a series of numbers…randomizing very quickly.…Let's see what's going on here.…I'll select that layer and press F3 to open up the Effect Controls panel. And if…you don't have an extended keyboard, you can always go underneath Window to find many of…these things like Effect Controls.…I've used the Numbers effect, and rather than using it to enter a specific…value such as Time and Date, I enabled the Random Values option to get this…randomizing number.…
The problems with effects in After Effects that randomize is that they do it on…every single frame of your composition, and if you're rendering for video and…have enabled Field Rendering, you'll actually get two different randomizations…per frame, one for every field.…And quite often this can be just too fast to work for lot of designs.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Smoothing out slow motion
- Creating stop motion
- Creating hold and freeze frames
- Keyframing time
- Crossfading stop motion frames
- Setting multiple playback speeds
Skill Level Intermediate
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A: We added exercise files designed for After Effects CS6, as well as a movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.