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Ryan JonesLooping an expression
by on Jul 26, 2016 at 3:57:20 pm

Greetings all,

Basically, I have the usual "bounce" expression on a shape layer. So three keyframes; 0, 100 and back to 0. This makes the box go up and then back down with a "bounce" when it hits the last keyframe 0.

What I'd like is to add the LoopOut expression so that it is always going up/down (with a pause so fourth keyframe for the loopOut) and also includes the bounce. Right now it only bounces on the three keyframes and after that, it's just up/down with no bounce. Is this even possible?

Thanks all!

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Walter SoykaRe: Looping an expression
by on Jul 26, 2016 at 5:45:59 pm

You cannot apply two expressions to the same property. I see a couple quick-ish options:

1) You can rewrite your bounce expression and make it loopable.

2) You can precomp your shape layer with the bounce animation and loop it via time-remapping.

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Ryan JonesRe: Looping an expression
by on Jul 26, 2016 at 5:51:41 pm

I figured as much LOL. I keep forgetting AE isn't C++. I do like option #2. I greatly appreciate your help.

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