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Need Help recreating this Awesome piece!!

PostPosted: 06/22/2017, 12:13 am
by tony
Hello everyone!

Im working on a personal UI project and Im looking to recreate this exact thing in after effects using expression!

http://methodchain.tumblr.com/post/1265 ... ions-in-ae

Im trying to work out the logic to linking 4 circle layers and at first I thought it would be fun, but now im am sad because I realized that it's much harder than it looks. I don't know if the scale drives the position or vise versa and of course the way I did one layer has to be the master from which all of the other layers adjust to. I uploaded what I have so far if anybody can look at Comp 5 and give me some Ideas on how to make this better I am all ears!

Thanks guys!!

This is a fun learning experiment for me to get comfortable with expressions so any help would be much appreciated!

Re: Need Help recreating this Awesome piece!!

PostPosted: 06/27/2017, 11:34 am
by hans123
Hello Tony,

you can try:

- create layers for circles
- create Null Layers to use for the Animation

The half distance between two Null Layers is the Center of the circlex and the lenght between two Null Layers
you can use to scale the circles.

- create the expressions for Position X (Circles) and Scale (Circles)
- animate with Position X (Null Layers)

See my Picture and the simple demo Project (AE CS6).

Hans