Working with the Smoother


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Working with the Smoother

In the previous movie I used Motion Sketch to go ahead and create this natural organic flight-path for this butterfly. However, there are a couple of problems. One, it's generally the right shape, but it is little bit jerky, a little bit rough here and there, and two, when I stop my preview I see that the motion path has a lot of keyframes. So if I want to do any editing I would be having to move around quite a few different points. Now the main reason it has so many keyframes is when I used Motion Sketch I set the Smoothing parameter to zero. This is because I want to make sure it captured every single intricacy of my movement to give me more options later to edit it if I want to.

Well, that time has come and I'm going to use Smoother to do this. Note that if you don't have anything selected, Smoother grays out. Smoother needs to have more than two keyframes selected to be able to do anything useful. To select all the keyframes for Position, I merely click on the word Position...

Working with the Smoother
Video duration: 5m 6s 3h 1m Beginner Updated Nov 12, 2012

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Working with the Smoother 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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Video
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After Effects
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