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Thomas Philipp
Adding wiggle to multiple layers
on Apr 29, 2015 at 3:43:59 pm

I want to animate a very simple crowd for a background. I want the heads to wobble like in this animation:

i already managed to get it working by simply creating many circles(shape layers) and adding the wiggle effect(animatin preset) to all of them. the problem is: if i want to tweak the general speed or distance of the wiggles, i have to enter every single layer and change it individually.

is there any way to simply change the parameters on all layers at once, without entering every single one?

i tried an adjustment layer. but when used, it makes all the circles do the same movement synchronised.

any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Adding wiggle to multiple layers
on Apr 30, 2015 at 4:39:02 pm

Not really. That's the thing about making a lot of layers do the same basic thing, but not quite the same thing. They need to be adjusted individually.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Michael Szalapski
Re: Adding wiggle to multiple layers
on May 6, 2015 at 3:58:04 pm

You could add two Expression Effects to a master control layer and tie the numbers in your wiggle expression to the values of those effects. Then just paste that expression to all of your layers.

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