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ricardo martins
Duplicating layers
on Sep 24, 2019 at 7:24:46 pm

Hey guys, I'm trying to make a bunch of cloned lines that fill up with trim paths.
https://imgur.com/a/v1xRbPU

They are the same as the middle one and the animation is delayed using .valueAtTime expression.
I'm taking the middle's, stroke, path, position and trim paths and applying to the children with expressions.

I'm just duplicating the layers until I have enough, but...

Is there anyway to make these duplicated children via expressions? I'd love to like put a slider that would make as much children as I needed.

I did try the repeater for the path, but than I had the problem of not being able to delay the trim paths animation for each child.

Is there a smarter way to do it without duplicating this or installing new plugins? (they don't let me install nothing here at my job)


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Tomas Bumbulevičius
Re: Duplicating layers
on Sep 25, 2019 at 12:45:33 pm

Hey Ricardo - expression won't allow you to create new layers in the comp. You need scripting to make this possible to handle.

Find out more:
After Effects Tutorials: motion design, expressions, scripting.
Boxer - Dynamic Text Boxes Template with a Live Preview


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ricardo martins
Re: Duplicating layers
on Sep 25, 2019 at 2:47:13 pm

I see. Bummer
Alternativelly is there any way to delay the copies of a repeater for instance?


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