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chris brettanimate shapes query
by on Jul 8, 2015 at 10:11:47 am

Hi have a 2d design from illustrator made up of dozens of shapes and would like to animate them tumbling through 3d space into place.

I know how to do this by animating each layer individualy but am wondering if there is some quicker way / automate this --- there are a LOT of bits......

Anyone got any ideas please?

--------------------------------------- chris ---

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Derek BoettcherRe: animate shapes query
by on Jul 8, 2015 at 11:57:56 am
Last Edited By Derek Boettcher on Jul 8, 2015 at 11:59:27 am

Not really, there are some plugins you can get that can give elements random motion, but not specifically what you are looking for. If it is the exact same motion, separate the x,y,z motion from one of them and copy the keyframed z position and paste it onto all the other layers by hitting cntrl (cmd) + a and then paste
Then select the objects in the order you want to animate on and right click- keyframe assistant and then sequence the layers to overlap by 2-3 frames. If you are adding rotation, just follow the same steps for the z position
I hope that helps, I just got through animating about 600-800 elements, so I know how you feel. There is a gift of it on the homepage of http:\\

Derek Boettcher
Creative Management
BTH Media Group

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chris brettRe: animate shapes query
by on Jul 8, 2015 at 12:11:16 pm

Many thanks Derek

--- that is definately going to be very useful

--- all the best ----- chris ------

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