Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Quizzler solution one: Bounce and squish, part of After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation.
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The first Quizzler solution we're going to walk-through is this Ball…Bounce+Squish Animation.…Now this ball bounce is something you saw in the earlier lesson on…separate dimensions.…We are animating separately in the X dimension and in the Y dimension, but…you'll see we have added an additional element, the Squish.…Let's go ahead and look at the solution.…I am going to open up the folder Quizzler Solutions and open…comp Quiz-Bounce+Squish.…And by looking at the Timeline, you'll see that we've got a few additional…keyframes. Here's our X Position keyframes. As you might expect, a bit of an…Easy Ease in there at the end.…
Here's the Y Position keyframes.…You're very similar with at this point, that bouncing animation, but we've added…some Scale keyframes.…We're starting the ball at 25%, but then one frame before the ball hits the ground, …we are making a keyframe at 25-25, that when the ball contacts the…ground we are squishing the ball.…We've turned off the Constrain Proportions switch.…We've kept the X dimension, the width of the ball, the same, but we've now…
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- Understanding how keyframes work under the hood
- Controlling the Anchor Point to create more predictable animations
- Mastering the Graph Editor for the ultimate control over keyframes
- Animating parameters including motion paths
- Hand-drawing motion paths to simplify complex movements
- Applying and tweaking Motion Blur
- Using Hold keyframes