Clockwork


show more Clockwork provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 09: Expressions show less
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Clockwork

Let's keep building upon what we have learned by using the Pick Whip tool and some simple math to create an animation which would otherwise require a calculator and a little bit of thought. First, to clean things up, I am going to go to the Comp panel and select Close All, just closes all compositions, go back to the Project panel, and open up the comp 03-Clockwork starter. Here we have all the pieces of an old watch face. The minute hand had already been keyframed, and I'll press 0 to RAM Preview. You'll see it's doing a nice sweep around the screen.

The hour hand and the second hand have not been animated yet. I'll press R to reveal the Rotation. And, by the way, for those who watched the After Effect Apprentice lesson on parenting, the anchor point is indeed very important for the rotation of things like the hour and second hand. That way when we animate the rotation, it is animating around its pivot point, not just the center of the layer. Let's say we want this ...

Clockwork
Video duration: 4m 22s 1h 37m Intermediate Updated Nov 29, 2012

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Clockwork provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 09: Expressions

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Video
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After Effects
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