Adding hidden layers to your animation


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Adding hidden layers to your animation

In this movie, we'll mass the ball so it appears to occasionally travel behind the triangle. Now the first thing we need to do is switch to the first frame. And the easiest way to pull that off is to click on this Select First Frame button down here at the bottom of the timeline panel. And you should see the ball at this location right there. Now we need to duplicate this triangle and ball layer a few times. But before we do. You want to click on the fly out menu icon in the upper right corner of that timeline panel, and then turn off this command right there, New Layers Visible in all Frames.

That must be off or you're going to make a mess of things. Now go ahead and duplicate the triangle and ball layer. By selecting it, and then press Ctrl+Alt+J or Cmd+Opt+J on a Mac, the J being for Jump. And because you have the Alt key down as well as the Ctrl key, that's the Opt key as well as the Cmd key on a Mac, you bring up the New Layer dialog box. At which point you want to call this layer Mask...

Adding hidden layers to your animation
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Adding hidden layers to your animation provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Designing and Animating a Mind-Bending Illusion

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Design
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Illustrator Photoshop
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