I have some background elements that I want to wander around, and because I’m lazy I don’t want to hand animate them, so they just have a wiggle expression applied to their position channel and auto-orient switched on. Instant crowd scene! But I want them to have a drop shadow. Normally to keep the drop … Continue reading Auto orienting the drop shadow on an auto-oriented layer
This is a quick run-though of a script I am developing that automates the process of creating a walking character with multiple legs. The script is a bit tricky to use at the moment, and has some flaws, so stay posted for updates. But tricky as it is, it saves a heap of time animating … Continue reading Walker script prototype.
…and this is what it took. Since Adobe removed multi-processing from After Effects I’ve been using the shell to run multiple instances of the aerender application. This can lead to massive performance gains – the screenshot below shows a 4,000% improvement in speed.