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David Bralha
Creating a film strip effect
on Jan 1, 2015 at 5:47:10 pm

Hey guys,

So I'm trying to create a "film strip" effect with my animation.

So think of one of these:

Now imagine that the camera is stationary, and the film strip is flashing by very quickly, and on each film "square" is a stick figure that is moving, stop-motion style.

My question is, how can I do this without having to create a separate composition for each "square", because if I only use one composition, it'll change every square, instead of one at a time. Also I've found that I can't use a loop, because I need my stick figure parented to the square to move along with it, and I don't want my stick figure looping - I want him independent of the loop, moving on his own.

Could anyone guide me through this? I'm still fairly new to AE.


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Walter Soyka
Re: Creating a film strip effect
on Jan 2, 2015 at 7:04:16 pm

David, you can do all this from a single source comp. Use multiple layers of that precomp, and use time remapping [link] on each one to control which frame it shows.

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