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Kevin Tanner
Moving object in a rotating manner
on Jan 20, 2018 at 9:10:38 am

Hi guys,

Appreciate some help here.

How to create a expression for a square to move around the video in a rotating circular manner.


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Moving object in a rotating manner
on Jan 20, 2018 at 12:40:59 pm

No need for an expression. You can parent the square to a null that acts as the center of rotation and rotate the null.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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Kevin Tanner
Re: Moving object in a rotating manner
on Jan 20, 2018 at 2:22:52 pm

Thanks for your suggestion but I need to apply this to multiple videos of different width and height. I think it will be easier if I can do this in expression. Basically a square which is moving randomly around the video in a rotating manner.

I have added "timer*40" to rotation property of the square and now the issue is I want to move it around the video.


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Moving object in a rotating manner
on Jan 20, 2018 at 4:16:06 pm

Now you got me confused. Do you want a circular motion or a random motion around the video?

If random, try a wiggle expression on the position. The motion you get from it is pretty smooth.

Something like wiggle(.2, 500)

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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Kevin Tanner
Re: Moving object in a rotating manner
on Jan 21, 2018 at 5:53:28 am



Trying to achieve something similar to this with expression but a more smoother and steadier movement.


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