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Yaron Bar
Cut out animation
on Oct 14, 2009 at 12:13:59 pm

Hello,

I am working on cut out animation in After Effects, and in one scene for example - my character is made up of 6 parts (2 legs, each composed of UPPER_LEG, LOWER_LEG, FOOT ).
All these layers are parented, and I set their joints using the pan behind tool.
When I am working on my animation, I need to create for each point in time keyframes for all these layers, for the position, rotation and opacity attributes.
My question is - is there a quick way - with one button for instance - to set keyframes for numerous layers and numerous attributes? That would simplify my work a lot.

And if anyone knows of good plugins that can aid my cutout animation in other ways, I appreciate if he can tell me about them.

Thank you,
Y.


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Brian Charles
Re: Cut out animation
on Oct 14, 2009 at 3:09:51 pm

I don't know of any keyboard shortcut that would help you other that setting initial keyframes for properties (alt+P adds position, alt+r adds rotation).

I thought that Dan Ebberts terrific IK script might help, you can find it at the bottom of this page:

http://www.motionscript.com/design-guide/toc.html





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Yaron Bar
Re: Cut out animation
on Oct 15, 2009 at 2:06:54 am


the link you posted doesn't seem to work.

I really don't know anything about scripts, but if there isn't a keyboard shortcut, or a plugin for this , would it perhaps be possible to create a set of keyframes in a previously defined list (for example, Layer1:Rotation,Opacity,Position. Layer2: Opacity. and so on ) using a script ?


Thanks for your reply,

Y.


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Brian Charles
Re: Cut out animation
on Oct 15, 2009 at 2:04:19 pm

For some reason the link added 2
characters.

Just go to http://www.motionscript.com

I'm not aware of any method to read a list of multiple properties and apply them. Expressions and scripts may be your only hope.

Anyone else??



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Yaron Bar
Re: Cut out animation
on Oct 16, 2009 at 6:03:35 am

Thanks, I'll try it with the scripting way.

Y.


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