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LookAtMe! A 2D lookAt() function in AE Expressions

LookAtMe! A 2D lookAt() function in AE Expressions

The lookAt() function in After Effects’ expression language doesn’t work for 2D. If you’re trying to use it to align the layer to look at a given point, without having to remember all the trigonometry you learned in school, it turns out you should have spent less time smoking behind the shelter sheds, because this is Continue reading LookAtMe! A 2D lookAt() function in AE Expressions

Using Beziér curves to animate layers in After Effects.

Using Beziér curves to animate layers in After Effects.

It’s great to be able to animate a stack of layers using familiar Beziér handles. This is great for flexible spines, caterpillars, snakes, or in the example I’m working on: swimming fish. It creates an easy to use rig, that allows you to easily create fluid motion with minimal controls. I’ve done this a couple Continue reading Using Beziér curves to animate layers in After Effects.