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Katie DuganNeed advice on animating 1000's of layers.
by on Jan 15, 2013 at 4:27:15 pm

I'm wondering if this is even possible.
I have a PSD file without a couple thousand layers. I'd like to animate them all off the screen, in random directions (optimally in 3D space.)

How could I do this without having to individually move each layer one by one?


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John CuevasRe: Need advice on animating 1000's of layers.
by on Jan 15, 2013 at 5:12:41 pm

There are a couple of scripts you could take a look at from AEScripts.com.

Randomizer

Distribute Layers

Johnny Cuevas, Editor
Thinkck.com

"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Need advice on animating 1000's of layers.
by on Jan 15, 2013 at 5:20:07 pm

In addition to what John says, also bear in mind that this number of layers may be taxing to your machine, so try and keep the layers the minimal size which will still keep them looking good on the screen. It may take a bit of trial and error, and also depend on just what your animation is doing. If they're ultimately flying toward the camera, you of course want them to look good as they get close, but if the reverse is the case, you can probably kick down the resolution of your PSD file.

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Katie DuganRe: Need advice on animating 1000's of layers.
by on Jan 15, 2013 at 6:20:54 pm

THanks - The scripts John linked work perfectly. I'm lucky enough to be working on a machine that can handle such a task - but I'll keep the other points in mind!


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Katie DuganRe: Need advice on animating 1000's of layers.
by on Jan 15, 2013 at 6:19:06 pm

Thanks - These are exactly what I needed! This is my first time using scripts, and it's been really helpful.


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Kevin CaminRe: Need advice on animating 1000's of layers.
by on Jan 17, 2013 at 4:25:50 am

Why do you have a PS file with thousands of layers?

Best regards,

Kevin Camin


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