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yotam monkrandomize text objects position
by on Jan 1, 2013 at 5:57:52 pm

happy newyear everyone
i want to create a comp that a lot of diffrent text object move like bees in a beehive
i guess it has something to do with randomize but im not sure how to do it.
looking for some good ideas
thank you all
yotam


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Ridley WalkerRe: randomize text objects position
by on Jan 1, 2013 at 6:32:49 pm

You could use the wiggle expression on the the Position property. Something like wiggle(5,30) should give you sufficient movement.

The first value determines the wiggles per second, the second value determines the limits of the motion.

Since wiggle is based on the layer's index, duplicating and offsetting the layer will produce enough random motion.


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yotam monkRe: randomize text objects position
by on Jan 1, 2013 at 6:36:13 pm

this is great,thank you for your quick answer
the thing is i want it to move in realtion to the borders of the beehive
like hitting a wall then go back the other diraction,do you thinck thiss is possible?


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Todd KoprivaRe: randomize text objects position
by on Jan 1, 2013 at 6:36:25 pm

You can also use various particle effects to make items behave as a swarm.

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yotam monkRe: randomize text objects position
by on Jan 1, 2013 at 6:41:45 pm

this is exectly the word i was looking for..
any recommended tuts?


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Ridley WalkerRe: randomize text objects position
by on Jan 1, 2013 at 10:16:13 pm

If you have it, Trapcode Particular can react to a layer defined as a floor or wall.

http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/trapcode-particular/

You'l need to search for a tutorial that meets your criteria.

Particle Playground (included with After Effects) can use a mask shape as a boundary – also called a "Wall" in the effect control panel for Particle Playground.

You could make the shape of the hive as a mask, define the mask as a wall, any particles emitted inside the mask will bounce off of the walls.


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yotam monkRe: randomize text objects position
by on Jan 10, 2013 at 9:58:17 am

thank you all
its been very helpfull
yotam


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