Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Enabling motion blur, part of After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation.
The last two advanced animation techniques I want to talk about is how to make…things appear more smooth and how to make things appear more abrupt.…Let's start with a smooth one.…You might have noticed, as I preview the motions of this butterfly, is sometimes…it's moving so fast it appears to strobe around the screen and it can be little…hard to watch animations like this.…Well, there is an option inside After Effects called Motion Blur, where you can…have objects that are moving quickly, be it moving in position, scale or rotation,…automatically blur and give streaks that indicates they're moving very quickly.…
So in fact, what you're used to seeing when you videotape or film something.…Now as we look at the motion path for this butterfly, remember that this spacing…between the dots along motion path indicates how far that butterfly is moving…in every frame of our animation.…That's quite a large gap.…We can use Motion Blur to help smooth the way the layer is drawn from dot to dot.…To see the results in Motion Blur, you actually need to perform two steps.…
After Effects Apprentice is created by Trish and Chris Meyer and designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- Understanding how keyframes work under the hood
- Controlling the anchor point to create more predictable animations
- Mastering the Graph Editor for the ultimate control over keyframes
- Animating parameters including motion paths
- Hand-drawing motion paths to simplify complex movements
- Applying and tweaking Motion Blur
- Using hold keyframes
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