How to Use Motion Sketch to Draw Motion in After Effects


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Drawing motion with Motion Sketch

When creating motion paths for objects, there is an even faster and easier way to do this by using a feature called Motion Sketch. Go to the Window menu at the top of After Effects and go to Motion Sketch. Select that, and that will open up the Motion Sketch panel. What this is going to allow you to do, as the name implies, it's going to allow you click and drag with your mouse and actually sketch the motion, the path that you want your object to follow. And what it does is not only records your position but also records the speed at which you move your mouse and it makes the character move accordingly.

So, what I'm going to do is I'm going to select the PRECOMP person layer. That's our little person that's going to be moving around this path and we want to make sure that the Background layer is checked. By default, when you start doing Motion Sketch, it makes it so that there is no background and that makes it so that it can record your movements a little bit easie...

Drawing motion with Motion Sketch
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Drawing motion with Motion Sketch provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the After Effects CS5 Essential Training

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