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Looping Fractal Noise

Looping Fractal Noise
A CreativeCOW After Effects Video Tutorial


CreativeCOW presents Looping the AE Fractal Noise Effect--Video Training by Aharon Rabinowitz

Aharon Rabinowitz Aharon Rabinowitz
New York, USA

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In this tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz show you how to create seamlessly looping fractal background animations by using AE's Fractal Noise effect.





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Comments

Re: Looping Fractal Noise
by Charles Bryan
Not seeing any looping on my end.

So, if I want the loop to be 6 seconds long while the final comp is 30 seconds, how do I get the noise to cycle during the 30 seconds?

Currently, it animates for 6 seconds then stops for the remaining 24 seconds. The "Cycle Evolution" box is checked, however there is no looping.

The video did not show how to loop only to select cycle evolution.
Re: Looping Fractal Noise
by Anders Hattne
very valuable information. A handy shortcut is the ALT key, holding down ALT, left and right arrow keys or page up or down will move keyframes in time. SHIFT, multiples of five or ten.

Also works moving whole layers I think.

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Seamless Looping and Presets
by Larry Sankey
This doesn't always work with Fractal Noise presets in CS4 unless you return some of the settings back to their original values. If Transform Rotation, Subsettings Subrotation, etc. are set, you will have to either remove the keyframes (making the loop less varied) or slowly return them to their original value (which can make the video look as if it's reversing direction, but smoothly) in order to get a seamless loop.


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