Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Keyframes and client changes, part of After Effects Apprentice 09: Expressions.
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If you have access to the exercise files that came with this lesson, open up the…project AEA_Expressions.aep.…If instead you are following along using our book After Effects Apprentice, 2nd…Edition, go ahead and open up the project file that came with Lesson 07,…Expressions and Time Games.…Before you dive into expressions, first we'd like to give you a taste of…what could go wrong if you rely too much on using keyframes for all of your animations.…Inside of the Comps folder double-click 01-Pick Whip* Starter to bring that open.…
Click on the RAM Preview button at the far right of the Preview panel or just…press 0 on the numeric keypad.…Here we have a very simple animation of a pulley that's rotating and scaling,…and to verify that, I'll select the layer and press U to reveal all of its…animating properties.…Let's say I want the red pulley to do exactly the same thing.…Easy enough. I'll click on the word Scale to select all the scale keyframes, hold…Shift and click on the word Rotation to select all those keyframes as well.…
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- Creating and managing expressions
- Linking together different parameters
- Randomizing a layer's movement
- Looping an animation
- Controlling multiple layers from a single source