Explore the Power of Parenting in After Effects CC


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The power of parenting

When you need to create an animation where elements in the scene interact with each other, you'll need to know about Parenting. With Parenting, you can have one layer take control over any other layer in your composition or even groups of other layers in your composition. In After Effects, Parenting is kind of fun because layers actually get to choose their own parents, imagine that. So let's look at the animation we're going to create today. In the Parenting Animation composition, go ahead and scrub in the timeline by clicking on the current plan indicator. Here, we can see we've got an H and a plus rotating to meet the word sport.

And it looks like from about frame 12 to frame 20. That, it's the plus layer that's controlling the H layer. That was made possible through good parenting. So, let's go ahead and practice by jumping into our Parenting_Start composition. Now, if you remember, it was frame 12 where the rotation started to happen. So of course, let's start at...

The power of parenting
Video duration: 5m 27s 14h 52m Appropriate for all Updated Nov 03, 2014

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The power of parenting provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CC Essential Training

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