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Dan Losapio
Staggered opacity build for several hundred shape layers
on Jan 9, 2020 at 9:05:28 pm

I have a QR code-looking logo that is made up of about 950 square shape layers. I'm trying to add an expression (or any other means of doing this) where the image slowly builds over approximately 5 seconds, with each shape fading up to 100% opacity, but at random/staggered times. Any help would be most appreciated!


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Dan Ebberts
Re: Staggered opacity build for several hundred shape layers
on Jan 10, 2020 at 7:22:54 am

Try applying this to the opacity property of each of your shape layers:

totalFade = 5;
minFade = .25;
maxFade = 1;
seedRandom(index,true);
myFade = random(minFade,maxFade);
myStart = random(0,totalFade-myFade);
ease(time,myStart,myStart+myFade,0,100)


Dan



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Dan Losapio
Re: Staggered opacity build for several hundred shape layers
on Jan 10, 2020 at 5:54:10 pm

Dan, I cannot thank you enough; I thought this was going to take hours and hours of manual keyframing, but this is exactly what I was looking for.

Thank you so much! I'll try to pay it forward in another category where I'm not a total newb. :)


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