Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Wiggling the rings, part of After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title.
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Before we leave this Pre-comp, let's add some automatic animation to the inner…and outer ring, and we'll do that by using the wiggle expression.…We want these layers to animate in 3D.…So let's select all the layers and press R for Rotation.…Right now we only have access to rotating these layers in 2D space.…So that's the only animation they're capable of doing. I'll undo.…We'll toggle on the 3D switch for each of these layers and now we have access to…X, Y, and Z Rotation.…
If you need to remind yourself what each one does, go ahead scrub the X…Rotation, the Y Rotation, and then the Z Rotation.…What we're going to do is apply the wiggle expression to orientation.…But first we'll set up the pose so that each of the dials has a nice interesting…relationship to each other.…For the inner ring I could set the Y Rotation as something like +60, and for the…outer ring I'll set the X Rotation to -60.…So they're going to start off with this pose and then the wiggle expression will…animate them plus and minus their starting orientation.…
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- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations