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Bail Moderator Meridian (South) South Today
Inspired by another thread I made a VERY quick setup for the old ITV for Schools animation, its only like 5% there but I wanted to have a thread where people can ask "how would I do x" and where possible people can put their suggestions and ideas. Not full mocks but simple techniques for rigging and animation to help inspire others.

See if you can turn this:

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To fully understand this you'll need to research After Effect code eg "time*x" (I've used a simple code to make the animation move forever, you can use key frames but knowing these tricks makes animation very simple). Look into nulls and how they can be used to animate objects and offset objects. Layer masking (how I've done the colour) and how I've nested a 3D comp into a 2D one to make the background etc.

If anyone has any requests on basic projects I'd be happy to look into them. Keep in mind I'm a cameraman not a visual effects guru so if you have any better tips please share them too.
Last edited by Bail on 6 February 2020 10:37pm - 3 times in total
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Fantastic
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PFMC84 UTV Newsline
I can hear that image! Always beings me back to being in single digits and watching a video in the classroom on a wheeled in TV on a big stand. We always got so excited that we were gonna watch TV and not have to do work!
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Wonderful music...pity it heralded schools programmes!
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Bail Moderator Meridian (South) South Today
Here's a link to the more polished one if anyone is interested. You'll note I've not yet faked the 3D reflections properly, doing advanced 3D in AE isn't the easiest when trying to avoid plugins (it would be very easy with Element 3D!)

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Pete Founding member STV North Reporting Scotland
This is bc you lost the original metropol downtime file isn't it Wink
ELM 2011: I am sick of been persicuted by you immature TV Forumers!
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Bail Moderator Meridian (South) South Today
Pete posted:
This is bc you lost the original metropol downtime file isn't it Wink

Is it online anywhere still, and yeah totally lost the original but knew how to do it!
PE
Pete Founding member STV North Reporting Scotland
Bail posted:
Pete posted:
This is bc you lost the original metropol downtime file isn't it Wink

Is it online anywhere still, and yeah totally lost the original but knew how to do it!

https://www.metropol247.co.uk/scripts/mp4s/
ELM 2011: I am sick of been persicuted by you immature TV Forumers!
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The more I use AE the more I realise how many tools it has and how its important to slowly learn.
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Ballyboy UTV Newsline
Hi, I’m making a mock for bbc news, how do I get text well the place names to move across?
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Bail Moderator Meridian (South) South Today
Hi, I’m making a mock for bbc news, how do I get text well the place names to move across?

Create a null object, make it 3D, make your placenames and put them where you'd like in 3D space. Use the pickwhip tool to parent them to the null object, then animate the rotation of the null to move all the elements as one
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harshy Founding member
Out of interest how much RAM is needed for AE I only got 8gb Sad

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