Animated rows of symbols problem
by Ben Gregory on Dec 1, 2011 at 9:29:17 am
I'm working on an After Effects project that requires rows of 'people' symbols to animate in time with some music in a graph that's showing exponential growth of the global population.
This is what I've done so far http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLfAbe1u8g4
But I need to start again, what I've done for the linked composition is copy and past sections of the 'people' graphic over and over. This is time consuming and I need to work out how to achieve a clever and more efficient method of getting this done, which the reason I'm posting today.
Re: Animated rows of symbols problem by Ben Gregory on Dec 2, 2011 at 9:17:20 am
A friend of mine suggested using the 'repeater' function on a shape layer. The symbol I'm using to repeat was easily re-created as a shape layer and the 'repeater' worked perfectly to a point. The project I'm working on involves having a large amount of repetitions and the repeated symbols got clipped after a certain amount. I got round it be duplicating the shape layer and positioning it next to the previous layer.
Hi Ben, thanks for reporting back. Your friend is right, Shape Layers are actually much better for this - the fact that it works in vector mode is another plus. Somehow, it escaped my thoughts when I replied to your post.
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