Rotation and Orientation in After Effects


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Rotation vs. orientation

I mentioned earlier in this lesson that we recommend you use Orientation just to pose a layer and that you use X, Y, and Z Rotation to actually animate that layer. Let me demonstrate to you why that is? First I am going to put these layers in the same Position Z and I'm going to drag Enter a New a little bit higher Dimension, a little bit lower, so we can see them both clearly at the same time. Let's say that I want to animate a crazy rotation where X, Y, and Z all rotate several hundred degrees almost two full revolutions.

I'm going to keyframe X, Y, and Z Rotation for the Enter a New layer and keyframe just Orientation for the Dimension layer. I've got my starting pose of 0 degrees, and I want to go same 2 seconds in, press N to enter my work area here, and enter for the first layer 700 degrees, Tab, Tab, 700, 700. Then for Dimension, I'm going to enter the same amount, 700 degrees for X, Y, and Z. Already you have a clue as to what might be going on here.

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Rotation vs. orientation
Video duration: 3m 15s 4h 49m Intermediate Updated Dec 06, 2012

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Rotation vs. orientation provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space

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