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Lance Clayton
Creating 'Pong' game animation in After Effects
on Dec 27, 2011 at 11:28:04 am

Hey all,

I have trawled the net but can't find a tutorial on creating a simple 2D pong game animation in After Effects.

Other than key framing every movement of the ball and the two bats, the only method that I can think of is to parent the vertical movement of one of the bats to the ball, but it would still need to move randomly a bit otherwise it would look very 'locked' onto the ball (and then I'd still have to deal with the second bat!).

Does anyone know a tutorial for this or have a better way of approaching this animation?

Thanks


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Creating 'Pong' game animation in After Effects
on Dec 27, 2011 at 4:11:21 pm

You can add a wiggle expression to a parented layer to give it randomness.

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