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Emma Payne
I have a simple issue with mirroring a layer and keeping the keyframes intact. Gif included
on Jan 21, 2017 at 9:10:04 pm

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Okay. I'm sorry if this is a simple fix, but it's been a while since I've used After Effects. As you can see in the gif provided, my animal only has one ear. I want to mirror that and keep the keyframes unaffected, so it's like a perfect mirror. Could someone help me and show me what to do here please?



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Roei Tzoref
Re: I have a simple issue with mirroring a layer and keeping the keyframes intact. Gif included
on Jan 21, 2017 at 9:51:16 pm

how is this made? shapes? pixels?

1. pixels - Mirror effect
2. shapes - repeater (add->repeater)

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Emma Payne
Re: I have a simple issue with mirroring a layer and keeping the keyframes intact. Gif included
on Jan 22, 2017 at 1:04:25 pm

Hi there, thanks for replying!
It's done using imported pixels. I've attempted it, but no matter how much a fiddle I can't get it to do the desired effect. I'm sure I'm doing a brain fart and it's really simple.

See below for the general effect I'm getting.



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Emma Payne
Re: I have a simple issue with mirroring a layer and keeping the keyframes intact. Gif included
on Jan 22, 2017 at 4:01:39 pm

Issue has been fixed! Here's the result-



The fix to the problem is as follows-

Precompose layer
Duplicate layer
Make null object and pickwhip the duplicate to the null
Make null and duplicate 3D
Rotate null 180 through Y axis


Hope this helps anyone who has this problem!

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