Using valueAtTime: Following a layer with delay. After Effects Expressions Tutorial

 has uploaded this very helpful After Effects tutorial which explains how to use delay expressions on layers to create some slick looking animations.

'This 15 minute tutorial shows how to get After Effects layers to follow the animation of another layer with a delay. When using various layers with staggered delays, the animation appears to ripple through the layers like a wave.

The effect is set up using expressions to create a robust and centrally adjustable system. The tutorial is aimed at beginner to intermediate level (with expressions, that is, not After Effects in general!)'

Felt Tips is a director, motion-graphics and visual effects artist, with 18 years professional TV, film and post-production experience.

By: Lisa
Posted: Fri 29th Aug 2014

Tags: Afx, Adobe, ae, Afx, delay, expression, learn, time, Tutorial, valueattime


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