How to Use Motion Sketch in After Effects Apprentice


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Using Motion Sketch

After Effects has lots of ways to help you craft an animation, but sometimes the best way is to merely draw it by hand. This is where Motion Sketch comes in. If you have the exercise files that came up with this lesson, open up the Comp 05a Butterfly Flight *Starter. You can also substitute any object of your own choice, or you can even just create Llayer > New > Solid and make yourself a small solid, say something about 100 pixel square. Anyway, I've got a butterfly, so I am going to play with that for now. My goal is to have this butterfly fly around the scene. Maybe start in this flower, go around happily, and then back up on this flower.

It looks a little bit big for this image, so let's go ahead and type S for scale and scale him down until he looks more appropriate given the size of flower, somewhere around 60%. Next comes opening up the Motion Sketch Assistant. There are a couple of ways of doing that. I can go to window and select Motion Sketch. Another approach is to...

Using Motion Sketch
Video duration: 5m 26s 3h 1m Beginner Updated Nov 12, 2012

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Using Motion Sketch provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation

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