Precomposing to create groups


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Precomposing to create groups

Okay, I have created this little animation of a guy hammering a nail in After Effects, and what I want to do now is start to animate his other body parts. If we have a look at the timeline, and I'm just going to do that by hitting the tilde key or the accent key. Which on the British keyboard is next to the zed key on the keyboard. And I believe on the American keyboard it's next to the number one key at the top of the keyboard. Now we're going to open up our timeline and you'll see that we've got lots and lots and lots and lots of layers. We've got different layers for each of the body parts. So if I just close up the right arm there, and we hit the tilda key again or the accent key to come back out of it.

If I solo the layers you can see that each layer represents different body parts, we've go the hair, the eyebrows, the mouth, the eyes, the head. All on separate layers. Now if we were to animate them all in this composition, we're going t...

Precomposing to create groups
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Precomposing to create groups provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Angie Taylor as part of the 2D Character Animation with After Effects

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