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George GoodmanAnyone know what plugin or effect this is?
by on Jan 13, 2014 at 6:13:29 pm

I'm thinking there is probably a preset for this effect because I've seen it all over the place and it would be a bit time consuming to do manually.

@ 0:23 - the unrolling text bars

https://vimeo.com/83846645


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Sincerely,

George


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Philip BowserRe: Anyone know what plugin or effect this is?
by on Jan 13, 2014 at 10:29:13 pm

I don't know of a presets that will do exactly this. However there are some cool tools I know of that will get you there faster than doing everything manually.

At the more expensive end of this is the 2D Physics Engine Newton 2: http://aescripts.com/newton/
Which is super cool and will probably serve as an extremely useful tool for the rest of your life. However, because of it's price point I've never had the pleasure of working with it, so I can only vouch for it based on what I've seen other people create... which is really cool stuff.

Something else which could help, all though would need some more manual work than the Newton approach, is using the Ease and Wizz script http://aescripts.com/ease-and-wizz/
That will get you some cool looking elastic/bouncy animation which you can apply to nulls, offset each one via expressions or manually shifting over a frame or two, and then parent whatever text/graphics you want to those nulls.

Also, this post by Dan Ebberts deals with elastic connections via expressions. Perhaps you could use a variation of this and apply it to multiple layers: http://www.motionscript.com/design-guide/elastic.html

If you do end up finding a preset for this though please post it here, I would love to know about it.

Hope this helps.
Cheers,

Philip. Bowser


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George GoodmanRe: Anyone know what plugin or effect this is?
by on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:01:50 pm

Hmm, ya, looks like Newton would be the way to go of the three. I can see how the joints feature could potentially work.

I'm familiar with elastic connection and ease and whizz, but those are still pretty manual approaches and not quite what I'm looking for. I've mainly seen this effect done with text so I'm thinking it lives as a text preset.

I may try my hand at creating some custom expressions for the position and rotation based on layer index and time offsets with some slider controls for fine tuning. I know it's feasible, but I'm probably biting off a little more than I can chew. But this is why I'm pretty sure someone else has made it a preset. If by some chance they haven't, or I just can't find it, and I manage to make it work, I'll do my best to package it as a preset for anyone who wants it.

Anyway, thanks for the response. I'm going to look more into Newton regardless.


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George


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Philip BowserRe: Anyone know what plugin or effect this is?
by on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:05:27 pm

That would be super cool if you did make one. I'd be interested.

Philip. Bowser


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michael zoppoRe: Anyone know what plugin or effect this is?
by on Feb 7, 2014 at 9:56:37 pm

This is very achievable with just using AE and some nifty expressions. This tutorial is the basic concept behind how you would pull it off. You just have to adapt it a bit to account for the 3D space in the animation you're referencing.

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/armstrong_trent/swinging_chain.php





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