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Seth WhartonDistributed styling...or editable "styles"...?
by on Apr 29, 2016 at 2:05:55 pm

Is there a way, with a script perhaps, to distribute the influence of a control layer across time so that multiple layers can be controlled by one control layer but the behavior happens incrementally across the length of the comp? I have multiple shape layers, a camera, and several different animations. I'd like to control all animations with one control layer. Specifically, each of these circles has a stroke that will radiate outward as the stroke connecting them moves across the screen from dot to dot. I could key frame all the stroke animations, but if I then need to change the behavior, that's a lot of key frames to update. Suggestions?

Seth Wharton
Video Producer and Editor

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Walter SoykaRe: Distributed styling...or editable "styles"...?
by on May 1, 2016 at 10:27:01 am

This kind of "follow the leader" animation is possible to automate with expressions. Here are some examples:

Walter Soyka
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