Looping footage


show more Looping footage 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 show less
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Looping footage

Some stock footage or other animations are designed to loop automatically. If you place them end-to-end in a timeline, those ends will join together seamlessly and the animation will appear to go on forever. For example, if I change View > Loop to be on for this movie and press Play, you'll see it goes through this animation of the clock going around and watching the hour hanging towards the top, and as we get near the end of the timeline here, this will hitch as the movie loads, but otherwise it is perfectly seamless and will continue going through the same animation. Click Stop.

Back in After Effects, I am going to go ahead and clean up my display by choosing Close All from the Composition panel. And I am going to import that source we were just looking at. Select Sources. Do Command+I or Ctrl+I to import a file. Navigate to my Exercise Files > Sources > Movies and choose that Clock+Skyline movie, and Open. Drag this to my New Composition icon. It makes the comp exactly ...

Looping footage
Video duration: 3m 15s 2h 40m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Looping footage 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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