A detailed explanation and demonstration of the uses of the loop expression in After Effects. Examining the loopOut(), loopIn(), loopInDuration(), loopOutDuration() commands and their "ping pong", "cycle" and "continue" modes.
Expressions in Adobe After Effects open up a world of possibilities for your visual effects! Expressions can be daunting when you first get into them, though, as you have to essentially write 'code' - and code can be scary. Join After Effects guru Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio for the first in a series covering expressions, from the very basics - all the way through to programming the Matrix!
AE Quick Tips #4: Copy Expression Only Play Video In this video tutorial, CreativeCow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a menu item for speeding up the process of copying expressions to other layers, without typing or altering the current values.
In this tutorial from Creative COW Contributing Editor Trent Armstrong, you'll see how to use Expressions to animate reflected light across text. You can get great results using only ingredients included free with AE, including track mattes and the AE Camera.
Creative COW member Trent Armstrong shows you expression features that apply all the way from After Effects 5 to today. He combines his experience as an average expressions user with tips and shortcuts for many core features that every AE user will be able to start using today.
Building and Animating a CG Snake Play Video In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW.net you will learn how to create a dynamic animation based on a chain rig. You will also learn how to animate one layer using keyframes, expressions, or both, and make other layers follow the leading layer. The rest of the tutorial is about texturing and making the final look.
This tutorial from Mylenium will show you some basic principles when using expressions in After Effects. These include using the pick whip and some simple things you need to think of when referencing elements and converting numerical values.