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Bail3,761 posts since 30 Mar 2001 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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Into 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
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PFMC841,729 posts since 28 Feb 2013
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!
Bail3,761 posts since 30 Mar 2001 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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