After Effects style motion graphics - animating layered file

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After Effects style motion graphics - animating layered file

Postby JoeClark on 09/1/2017, 7:22 am


I've been dipping in and out of Processing for a while now, but wanted to ask if there was anything interesting I could look at for developing straighter design or logo animation for example. I come from a background in motion graphics and using after effects, but I'd love to look at Motion Graphic Examples that move and are perhaps interactive in processing instead. I don't personally own AE and I'd much rather try to build things in a program that has more scope and potential expansion of my animated ideas.

Can someone point me in a direction for controlling vector layers or perhaps the pShape functions for translating or altering svg layers? I'm used to simply altering layer transparencies and positions and scaling, but I'd like to play around with how they can be played back in a linear way. I suppose like Flash or a similar program with a timeline.

On a sidenote, I use ableton live extensively for my music, perhaps there's a way to control and animate image layers via midi or OSC. Has anyone found a neat way to explore animated graphics in this way or advise looking at a specific topic?

Thank you.
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Re: After Effects style motion graphics - animating layered file

Postby JPT7505 on 09/1/2017, 8:19 am

Well ae can be set to react to audio but not direct input unfortunately, it must be pre recorded and imported. There's gotta be something out there and as I recall I once saw a dj manipulating visuals in sync with his music. It was a few years ago at sxsw in Texas and it wasn't music videos it was a jumble of weird shapes and lights on screen. Perhaps hit up some dj forums?
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Re: After Effects style motion graphics - animating layered file

Postby Gerry Clark on 09/4/2017, 12:47 am

Have you looked at Resolume Arena? You can trigger images and sequences either manually or via MIDI and OSC. I believe you can also trigger vector-based animations via audio.
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