Looping footage by crossfading


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Looping footage by crossfading

Earlier in this lesson we showed you how to make footage loop. You select it in the Project panel, you click on the Interpret Footage button, and then underneath Other Options you increase the Loop parameter. Set it to something like 2 and now the original clip will repeat twice. However, just because you can make a clip loop or repeat does not mean it will be a seamless loop. Fortunately, a lot of abstract backgrounds, such as this Digidelic footage from Artbeats is designed to loop seamlessly. I'll zoom out in my Footage panel here.

As I get to the end of this clip, press the Spacebar to play, and you'll see as it jumps back to the start that it's seamless. There's no real hitch there. That was just part of the animation. Play through again. Seamless. Now I look at it through this 12- second mark where I caused it to loop, it's also seamless. Unfortunately, not all clips are this cooperative. For example, if I was to look at a piece of cloud footage, when I get to the en...

Looping footage by crossfading
Video duration: 5m 20s 2h 40m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Looping footage by crossfading provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control

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Video
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After Effects
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