Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Parenting basics, part of After Effects Apprentice 07: Parenting.
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If you have access to the Exercise Files that came with these videos, open up…project AEA_Parenting_101.aep.…If instead, you're following along using our book After Effects Apprentice,…2nd edition, where in Lesson 6, Parenting and Nesting, and open up project 06a-Parenting.aep.…I have already queued up a RAM preview and I'll press 0 on the numeric keypad,…and you see we have three simple layers.…We have a background animation of these lines, we have an animation of a…rotating globe, and we have a circle of text.…
Our plan here is we want to make the text rotate around the globe and have the…two of them scale up towards this as a unit.…Now we could animate these objects independently, but a better way to go about…it is to parent them together so we can treat them as a group.…I'm going to press Home to return to start of my composition.…I'll select Text and Shift+Click on planet, so they're both selected.…I'll press S to reveal their Scale, Shift+R to reveal Rotation, and Shift+T to…also reveal Opacity.…
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- Preparing files
- Making parenting connections
- Arranging the frame and arm
- Using null objects
- Crafting anthropomorphic-style animations
- Avoiding problems with non-uniform scaling
- Animating Fractal Noise