Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Pixel Motion mode, part of After Effects Apprentice 10: Time Games.
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- [Narrator] In the previous movie, we showed how…frame mix mode indicated by this dashed line,…underneath the frame blend switch column can help…smooth out slow down motion and soften morphix footage.…For example, we started with some aerial clouds.…Now hold down option or alt, drag it in to replace.…You'll see we have some very nice smooth motion.…However, it doesn't always work that well.…Open up the Comps, 10-Pixel Motion*starter,…where we have this man, walking around his car,…towards his plane.…Yup, that looks like a tough life.…
Notice that we already opened up the stretch column…and slowed this down by a factor of 300%.…And again, you can right click on any column header,…and choose or hide any of these columns.…If I was to enable frame blending, for this layer,…in frame mix mode, and also turn on frame blending for this…composition, so I can see a preview.…You can already see these echos, or ghosting, appearing…around the edges of this man.…That is the result of adjacent frames being mixed…together to try to smooth out motion.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Smoothing out slow motion
- Creating stop motion
- Creating hold and freeze frames
- Keyframing time
- Crossfading stop motion frames
- Setting multiple playback speeds