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Nailuj Cequeña
Create a traditional animation-look (Animating in "2s")
on Apr 24, 2018 at 8:01:08 pm

I am looking for a way to animate a motion but only every 2 frames. What I'm trying to achieve is a motion not so "smooth" but more of like a traditional 2d animation. Basically, there's a new drawing/movement every 2nd frame, so each drawing is held on screen for 2 frames.

Is there a way to do this without manually adding keyframes and holding it every 2 frames?

Thanks so much!

Julian
Motion Designer | 2D Animator
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Dave LaRonde
Re: Create a traditional animation-look (Animating in "2s")
on Apr 24, 2018 at 8:14:21 pm

It can be a pretty easy solution -- animate in a comp with a frame rate that's half -- or less -- of your delivery frame rate. There's a setting in AE where you can specify it to preserve the frame rates of nested items.

I wish I could remember where it is!

But let's say you have to deliver at 60 fps. You can animate in a 12 fps comp, nest it in a 60 fps comp, and it will still look like it's 12 fps.

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


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Nailuj Cequeña
Re: Create a traditional animation-look (Animating in "2s")
on Apr 24, 2018 at 8:33:23 pm

Awesome! Will try it. Thanks a lot!

Julian
Motion Designer | 2D Animator
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Mark Whitney
Re: Create a traditional animation-look (Animating in "2s")
on Apr 25, 2018 at 7:35:26 am

Think what you might be wanting is this freebie:

https://www.toolfarm.com/blog/entry/tutorial_the_fastest_way_to_accomplish_...


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Mark Suszko
Re: Create a traditional animation-look (Animating in "2s")
on Apr 25, 2018 at 1:52:47 pm

If using existing motion footage, "posterize time" would do this.

For original stop-motion, or drawn-paper animation on twos, I suggest Boinx iStopmotion.


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Steve Bentley
Re: Create a traditional animation-look (Animating in "2s")
on Apr 27, 2018 at 2:38:56 pm

You can also use the blend between frames button in the 60fps comp on the 12fps nested layer. This will simulate the blend we used to do optically when doing cell animation. You can also time stretch your 12fps comp when it is brought into the 60 fps comp and choose the frame blending option there too. (draft setting - jaggie line - will produce each frame is as it was and hold that frame for the next frame. Best setting - smooth diag line- will blend between the "missing"frames)



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