Idea corners 1: Manic blur


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Idea corners 1: Manic blur

We are going to end this introductory lesson on expressions with a few more ideas of what you can do with the Wiggle expression. I'll be in the Idea Corner folder, and first let's open up the movie Idea1-Nervous Text.mov. I will play through this, and you see we have some text that is randomly going in and out of the focus. Rather than requiring a lot of keyframing, this is a trick that just required a relatively simple Wiggle expression. I will open up the comp Idea1-Nervous Text, select the text layer Interference, type EE to reveal all the expressions, and type Shift+E to also show all effects applied to this layer.

To create this blurred look, I used the Directional Blur effect. I'll press F3 to open up the Effects Control panel. And it contains just two parameters: Directional Blur and the Blur Length. Down here in this Timeline panel, I applied the Wiggle expression to both of those parameters. But instead of just typing in numbers, I also created a series of Expression co...

Idea corners 1: Manic blur
Video duration: 3m 1s 1h 37m Intermediate Updated Nov 29, 2012

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Idea corners 1: Manic blur 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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