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Nick Natteau
mutiplying an object???
on Feb 19, 2012 at 9:10:08 pm

I can't seem to find the AE effect for this. But I'm making a documentary about WWII, and I want to show German rearmement in terms of tanks, planes, ships, etc multiplying in number on the screen.

What's the AE effect for multiplying. In Apple Motion I would use "scale over life" but I have no idea what command to use for multiplying an object in AE.

Thanks very much in advance.


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Declan Smith
Re: mutiplying an object???
on Feb 19, 2012 at 9:30:50 pm

You could try the Redgiant software plugin, echospace

http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/trapcode-echospace/

Declan Smith
http://www.madpanic.tv
After Effects CS5.5/ FCS3 / Canon 7D / Canon XL2 / Reason / Cubase


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Dave LaRonde
Re: mutiplying an object???
on Feb 20, 2012 at 5:12:01 pm

Here's another way to skin this particular cat: duplicate the layer in question, play with scale & position a bit if you wish, then change the layer's in-point. The new layer pops into the shot.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: mutiplying an object???
on Feb 20, 2012 at 7:52:29 pm

Besides the above mentioned I would try Particular (or any other particle system that accepts custom particles) with custom particles or duplicating the layer and using Plane Space from Red Giant. Depending your type of animation, Card Dance with a gradient map applied to a layer where the object is multiplied and set in a grid may be an option.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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