As may be clear from the asking of this question, I'm fairly new to AE. I want to create a bit of a stop motion/paper cut vibe to a project I'm working on. One of the elements is a campfire. I have about 15 hand-drawn flames. Here's what I want to do:
I want to put each one on a single keyframe in a pre-comp and then I want to loop it -- but I want the loop to choose keyframes randomly so it's not always the same flicker. I am 10,000% positive this has been covered before but I think I'm not searching the right terms. Ideas? Thanks kindly!
I can't tell if this is what you're after, but it might get you started. Iimport your drawings as an image sequence, add the sequence as a layer, turn on time-remapping, and add this time remapping expression:
n = 15; // number of frames