This video helps you understand how to make and animate scale.
- [Instructor] Okay, so in the previous movie, we made something move for the first time. Excellent. What we're going to do in this movie is we're going to bring in a stack of different card graphics, and we're going to animate their scale, okay? So I'm just going to wind the timeline back to the beginning here, and you can just hit the home key on your keyboard if you've got one. Or just drag it back by hand, that's fine. It will take it back to the beginning, just there. Okay, I'm going to tap P again on the keyboard, just to hide the position property associated with the lower third there.
And I'm also going to lock this layer, just for the time being. I don't have to do that, but I just like to do it so I don't accidentally nudge anything while I'm working with other things. Okay, so just click underneath the lock icon here on the left hand side of the timeline area. And just wind this up to about one seconds, just there. Perfect. So the lower third is now in the place where it will be for the majority of the comp. We're then going to get these cards at the top here, so I'm going to select all of those.
I'm going to click on the first one, shift click on the last one, and then just drag those into the comp, like so. They'll all pop in on top there, so that's their default place to be. And we're going to leave them all selected like that. And the first letter of scale is, yes, S! Absolutely. If you tap S, then we've got scale there and you can see all of those layers suddenly expand, okay, with that property highlighted for them.
And we can adjust them all at the same time. Okay, so what I want to do here is, initially, I want to start them off at 60%. And I'm going to key frame these things as well. So first of all, let's set that value. Now these are linked at the moment, you can see there's a little link icon just there, and I'm just going to drag this value back to 60%. Of course, I could click there and type it as well, but I kind of like the dragging thing. In fact, 59, do you know what? I could pretty much live with that.
I did accidentally deselect those, by the way, so I just dragged across them again, as you saw just there, to reselect them. Now, I'm going to click the stopwatch here. And you'll see it applies that to all of those things. Isn't After Effect so so cool? Okay, and now we're going to wind this forward just a little bit, okay, to about two seconds. Just for now, actually, let's go so it's nice and quick. Let's go halfway-ish, between the two. So just move the play head to the right of one seconds, just there, and what we're going to do is change this value down to 30%.
So just click there, and I'm going to type 30, just so you got some contrast. Hit enter or return, and so now we've got that. And they will all scale at the same time. Now, that's not very exciting if they all do that at the same time, so what I'm going to do is come up into the movie area here for the composition. And I'm going to drag these around a little bit here, just to kind of separate them out, okay, so that they all play separately. In fact, I'm going to do it in that kind of aura.
Okay, so just something like that. And let's also bring them down into this region, here. Don't worry, you won't be changing the position of these over time, because we haven't got that property highlighted. The position we put them in now, they'll kind of stay in that position. Okay, so just drag those in pretty quickly, really. Well, I need to do it quickly. You can take a bit more time over it. And I'm just going to select those again, just as you could inside of many of the design products, you can use the align panel, which in this default layout here, is over on the right hand side.
And I'm going to make sure that they're all aligned to the top, and distribute them horizontally, equally. There you go, and they're all spaced out just a little bit there. Nice. So now I've got that, they all go from 60% to 30%, like so. Okay, all doing that exactly at the same time. Boring. So, what I'm going to do is I'm going to change it so they do them all slightly offset from one another. So the first one here, I'm just going to drag across those key frames, and I'm going to pull that slightly to the right there.
Okay, so when the lower third comes up, that's going to be the first one of these things in. I'll drag the key frames from the next one, so they're just overlapping just a little bit. No precision here with this particular one. You can if you want to, but I'm just doing it by eye. There you go, third one, and just drag across this one here, like so, and then finally, the very last one there. Just drag that like that. Okay, don't worry about what's going on in the screen above, because that's just where the play head is at that time.
Now if we scrub, you can see that they come on and go dum-dum-dum-dum-dum. Nice, they're in a little row like that. Perfect! Sound effects are optional, of course. I just like to make my own, but you can too if you want. So there you are, we've got some scale in there. In the next movie, let's enhance that with a bit of opacity.
- Basic terminology
- Importing files from Photoshop and Illustrator into After Effects
- Creating a lower third in After Effects
- Creating a new project in Adobe Premiere
- Working with sound and Audition
- Multitrack editing
- Remixing time
- Navigating the Adobe Audition interface
- Adobe Media Encoder
- Making a short social movie