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Liza kochievaMoving objects in a ellipse path motion AE
by on Apr 6, 2011 at 2:13:26 am

I need to make an animation like in this website:
http://xooro.com/Flash.html
(on "products" page).
Multiple layers moving in elliptical motion
I have the design in psd,,
I try to make the animation in After Effects.


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Joey ForemanRe: Moving objects in a ellipse path motion AE
by on Apr 6, 2011 at 11:39:28 am

Are you having a specific problem with your setup in AE, or are you just asking for step-by-step instructions?

Joey Foreman
Editor/Compositor/VFX Artist


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Liza kochievaRe: Moving objects in a ellipse path motion AE
by on Apr 6, 2011 at 1:03:36 pm

step-by-step instruction, I guess :).

Maybe its very simple but After Effects is new to me.
I know Photoshop and illustrator and I would like to learn after effects.
I need to make that animation for now.
Thanks for replying.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Moving objects in a ellipse path motion AE
by on Apr 6, 2011 at 5:04:36 pm

[Liza kochieva] "I know Photoshop and illustrator and I would like to learn after effects.
I need to make that animation for now."


Here's a description of what's going in with that animation in a nutshell:

It's a combination of two 3D precomps, one of which orients the layers toward the camera, and one that uses an expression to control the obvious 2D nature of the layers -- that's the out-of-focus parts. There's a duplicate of the in-focus 3D precomp being used as the reflection. To write out a step-by-step procedure of this animation for a total AE novice would take a good week of someone's time.

Are there any takers here on the COW?


Anyone?


Didn't think so.


Ma'am, if you committed to a job such as this thinking that you can simply pick up a couple of tricks in AE sufficient to get you buy, you should really pass on the job. I'm sorry. I doubt that you would have accepted a job after a week's experience with Photoshop or Illustrator, and AE is certainly no different. There are too many tiny things that can confound you.

However, if your goal is to learn After Effects, you should endeavor to learn it not trick-by-trick, but rather from the beginning. Here's an excellent free resource:

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2010/01/getting-started-with-after-eff.h...

If you happen to be in the position of buying training materials that cost about as much as a new video game, this is an even better resource:

http://www.peachpit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321734866

Just as you had to build on your knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator, you have to build on your knowledge of AE to do anything significant.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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