Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Idea corner one: Crossfading stop motion frames, part of After Effects Apprentice 10: Time Games.
You may remember earlier in this lesson where we used the Preserve Frame Rate…option in Composition Settings to preserve a stop-motion feel of one comp…nested into another.…However, there's a small gotcha that comes with that and a really nice…workaround that you might want to use.…Now you may remember that we had a pre-comp with our stop motion footage feeding…into a final comp we're going to render.…Normally in that final composition you will notice that the Frame Blending…switch isn't even available for text layers, solids, or nested compositions.…
But let's say you indeed wanted that frame-blended look as you went between the…stills inside that source footage.…The way that you do that is you'd go back to your source composition, make a…movie of just a composition, Best Settings, Lossless.…That's what I want. And I double-check the Best Settings to make sure it's using…this comp's frame rate and set it to be the length of the composition, since I…want entire clip, OK. And when we output this we want to re-import this clip…
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