Quizzler 2 solution: Master drop shadow


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Quizzler 2 solution: Master drop shadow

The second Quizzler challenge I gave you was to come up with a way to have one set of drop shadow controls that would affect the shadow for all of these text and shape elements inside this composition. Now given that at this whole lesson has been about expressions, you could be forgiven for thinking this solution is to ahead go to Master Control, add some expression controls for say, Drop Shadow's Size, Angle, Softness, et cetera, apply drop shadow on one of these layers, wire it up to your Master Controls, copy that drop shadow, paste onto the other layers.

And indeed there are even scripts out there that can automatically create instances of effects where a copy is completely expressed to original an Master Effect. However, just because you know how to use expressions does not mean you should use expressions for every problem. For example, the most recent After Effects Apprentice lesson before this one was on nesting and pre-composing, ways of grouping layers. We can do the same thing h...

Quizzler 2 solution: Master drop shadow
Video duration: 2m 43s 1h 37m Intermediate Updated Nov 29, 2012

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Quizzler 2 solution: Master drop shadow provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 09: Expressions

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Video
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