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Lance Clayton
Sliding in Multiple Objects
on Jan 4, 2013 at 2:02:33 am

Hey guys.

Sorry for how basic this question probably is, but what expression is used to have a solid object (or any layer) slide/move position with duplicate layers copying the motion, but with separations of 'n' pixels on the x-axis.

I could just start them offset and use a delay expression so that they finish with the same offset but in a different position, but is there a better way (say if I wanted to start them all at the same location so that it appears that shape slides out to become 'n' offset shapes).

Thanks

Lance


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Dan Ebberts
Re: Sliding in Multiple Objects
on Jan 4, 2013 at 6:07:09 am

This article might help. It describes two types of follow-the-leader motion--where all the layers start and finish at the same positions, and where they maintain a specific separation (like cars on a train).

Hopefully you will find it useful:

http://www.motionscript.com/mastering-expressions/follow-the-leader.html


Dan



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Lance Clayton
Re: Sliding in Multiple Objects
on Jan 4, 2013 at 7:19:29 am

Thanks for taking the time to answer such a question that you've likely answered 50,000 times previosuly.

I've read your explanations a few times previously but what was getting me was how to ad the 'n' pixel separation to the x-axis only.

Alas, I found that you answered it perfectly on another Adobe post http://forums.adobe.com/message/4608569.

The code that I was looking for is:

thisComp.layer("Black Solid 1").transform.position.valueAtTime(time -.1) - [20,0];


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