Parenting basics


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Parenting basics

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,...

Parenting basics
Video duration: 5m 24s 1h 39m Intermediate Updated Nov 20, 2012

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Parenting basics provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 07: Parenting

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