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Eric Goldstein
Animating Chase Lights
on Apr 18, 2011 at 11:13:13 pm

Hi,

I'm making a neon sign and have chase lights around the perimeter. There are quite a few lights and I was wondering whether anyone had a suggestion on convenient way to animate them. Currently, all bulbs are separate layers and I have two versions of each bulb, on and off.

Thanks for your help,


Eric

Eric Goldstein
Giraffe Film Company
Los Angeles
eric@giraffefilm.com


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Walter Soyka
Re: Animating Chase Lights
on Apr 19, 2011 at 1:37:45 am

[Eric Goldstein] "I'm making a neon sign and have chase lights around the perimeter. There are quite a few lights and I was wondering whether anyone had a suggestion on convenient way to animate them. Currently, all bulbs are separate layers and I have two versions of each bulb, on and off."

You can create precomps with the lights off, then on. Use time-remapping in your main comp, controlled by expressions based on the layer's index, to control the chase.

See Chris Zwar's presentation [link] for a lot more detail.

Walter Soyka
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Eric Goldstein
Re: Animating Chase Lights
on Apr 19, 2011 at 7:57:55 pm

Hi Walter,

Just what I was looking for.


Thanks,


Eric

Eric Goldstein
Giraffe Film Company
Los Angeles
eric@giraffefilm.com


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