Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Quizzler challenge: Looping a composition, part of After Effects Apprentice 10: Time Games.
As usual, we'd like to challenge you with a Quizzler, just to see how well you're…assimilating the things you're learning in these lessons and to get you thinking…on your feet for when a client asks for something that might otherwise seem…impossible, but which After Effects can actually do.…Inside the Quizzler folder is a comp called Quiz_Looped Comp*starter.…I'll double-click it to open it and I see that I have a composition already…nested inside this composition.…Let's scroll through it.…It just runs out before the end.…Let's go ahead and double-click this comp to open it up and take a look at it.…
I'll press 0 to RAM Preview.…You might remember this composition from the After Affects Apprentice lesson on…expressions; this was one of the Quizzler challenges in that lesson.…At the end of that challenge we ended up with this looping composition with…these pulleys rotating back and fourth.…To make this loop seamlessly, we did two thing. One, for the main pulley that…has a keyframe to action, we made sure that the pulley came to a stop at the…
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