Working with effect point paths


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Working with effect point paths

Earlier in this lesson, we played around with effects like the Lens Flare and showed that it was possible to reposition the flare center. Whenever an effect has a position value like this, it's referred to as an effect point. You can animate effect points, but how you do it is a little bit tricky. If you worked your way through the Advanced Animation lesson, you may remember that you can edit position motion paths directly in the Composition panel. However, the anchor point path that you had to edit in the Layer panel.

Well, it's the same thing with effect points. Even though you can pick them up and move them directly in the Comp panel, if you want to animate them, you can only see their path in the Layer panel. Now earlier, we advocated putting the lens flare on its own solid, not on the footage you wish to treat. So if I want to see my motion path in context with my footage, I want to see my Layer panel and my Comp panel at the same time. Well, that's easy enough. I am going...

Working with effect point paths
Video duration: 5m 12s 2h 40m Beginner Updated Nov 15, 2012

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Working with effect point paths provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control

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Video
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After Effects
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