Sitemap

Know About Life

How to Loop Video in After Effects

2012-07-07   Views:0

Advertisement

Described as the "Photoshop of dynamic media" by After Effects 7: Visual Quick Pro Guide author, Anthony Bolante, After Effects has become one of the best tools for allowing a motion artist to create amazing effects. But on the rare occasion that som

How to Loop Video in After Effects

Described as the "Photoshop of dynamic media" by After Effects 7: Visual Quick Pro Guide author, Anthony Bolante, After Effects has become one of the best tools for allowing a motion artist to create amazing effects. But on the rare occasion that some footage must be extended, which actually happens more than you would think, After Effects CS3 has a few ways of looping that footage. This won't only save you time, but now you can keep the hair you would have pulled out in frustration.

Skill level:Moderate

Things you need

After Effects CS3Digital footage

Instructions

Quick Footage Loop

1 Drag the footage onto the After Effects icon. This should open up After Effects with that footage in the Project Panel.

2 Select this footage, and go to "File," "Interpret Footage," "Main." An Interpret Footage Window should appear. There should be four boxes within this window. Your only concern will be with the last one. This is the "Other Options" box.

3 Type in the number 2 with in the Loop Times box. For complete cycles type in whole numbers, and if you want partial cycles, use decimals. Then click "OK."

4 "Double click" on the footage to open it up in another window. Hit the space bar to see it loop twice. You can do this as many times as you wish.

Expression Aided Footage Loop

1 Leaving After Effects open. Create a new composition by going to "Composition," "New," then click "OK."

2 Go to "Layer," "New Solid," and press "OK." Create a Square Mask by clicking on the square icon next to the Pen Tool icon in the Tools panel. Click on your solid in the middle composition panel. Drag across until you are happy with the size of the square.

3 Click on the Solid Layer in the timeline below the Composition window and type "P" to reveal the position property. Click on the Stopwatch Icon next to "Position." This will add a key frame, or a marker that will allow you to animate this solid across time. Move the time indicator 20 frames, and move the square across the screen. Now it is time for an expression.

4 Select the Position Property Name on the Timeline, and hold down Shift + Option + Equal Sign (for Mac) or Shift + Alt + Equal Sign (for PC). This will add an expression box.

5 Type "loop_out("cycle",0)" within the box. Hit your space bar to see the square animation loop.

How to Loop Video in After Effects

How to Loop Video in After Effects

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-07-07Views:130

Described as the "Photoshop of dynamic media" by After Effects 7: Visual Quick Pro Guide author, Anthony Bolante, After Effects has become one of the best tools for allowing a motion artist to create amazing effects. But on the rare occasion that som[More]

How to reverse video in after effects

How to reverse video in after effects

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-03-24Views:130

Adobe After Effects is a professional video editing program available for the PC and the Mac. After you are done shooting your raw footage, it is time to edit your video into its final form. Adding effects can greatly enhance the success of your vide[More]

How to De-Interlace Video in After Effects

How to De-Interlace Video in After Effects

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-02-02Views:130

Interlacing is a technique dating back to the early days of television. It divides the screen into two "fields," upper and lower. The first consisting of all the even-numbered horizontal lines, the second, all the odd-numbered. Quickly alternating th[More]

How to Rotate a Video in After Effects

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-08-09Views:130

After Effects was created by the Company of Science and Arts in January 1993. As of 2011, the program is manufactured and sold by Adobe. After Effects is digital motion graphics and composition software that offers high-quality editing and visual eff[More]

How to Crop a Video in After Effects

How to Crop a Video in After Effects

Category:LifestyleRelease time:2014-02-02Views:130

Adobe After Effects is one of the most popular software tools available for video processing. Not strictly an editing package, After Effects is geared more toward adding effects and processing the footage, allowing the user to alter ambient light, ap[More]

How to morph shapes in after effects

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2014-11-16Views:130

Adobe's After Effects is a powerful video editing program that can be used to create various special effects. The software includes the Mesh Warp tool that allows you not only to distort and warp an object, but also animate it at the same time. The M[More]

How to Create Spaceships in After Effects

How to Create Spaceships in After Effects

Category:LifestyleRelease time:2013-01-31Views:130

Drawings of space ships symbolise the adventure of exploring uncharted terrain. Space ships often represent a child's imagination, man's achievement of reaching the moon or the unique world of science fiction. The drawing and animation program Adobe[More]

How to Animate Lips in After Effects

How to Animate Lips in After Effects

Category:LifestyleRelease time:2013-02-15Views:130

The image-editing and animation program Adobe After Effects includes a Timeline and layers. The layers tool provides a simple way to organise lip-syncs. A lip-sync correlates to prerecorded dialogue so that a character's lips move as if they are spea[More]

How to Move Multiple Keyframes After Effects

How to Move Multiple Keyframes After Effects

Category:StyleRelease time:2014-03-14Views:130

Your client may have signed of on the motion intro for his latest marketing campaign, but, as you finish placing the last keyframes of a highly complicated animation into After Effects, he comes in to change the timing of it. Now, you must start agai[More]

How to Create Clouds in After Effects

How to Create Clouds in After Effects

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2014-10-13Views:130

Animated clouds can add depth and movement to animated projects in Adobe After Effects. Whether you are creating a full movie, want to add special effects or use clouds to form a logo, the "trapcode" effect can easily create this for you. Once the ba[More]

After Effects of Color Tutorials

After Effects of Color Tutorials

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-12-07Views:130

Learning how to correct colour in After Effects is a valuable skill. You will be able to fix problems and create artistic images. Most professional video footage has some colour correction applied, whether it is to adjust the colour, modify the colou[More]

How to Make Video Look Like Film in After Effects

How to Make Video Look Like Film in After Effects

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2013-12-07Views:130

The film look is not something that most digital cameras can pull off just out of the box. This distinctive look was created originally to conserve on the expenses of film by lowering the frame rate in order to fit more frames within less film, and h[More]

How to slow down video after effects

How to slow down video after effects

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2015-11-21Views:130

Adobe After Effects is a special-effects program used to create animations or add effects to pre-made videos. With this software, users can import video and slow it down easily. The resulting effect is perfect for use on sports videos, blooper videos[More]

How to Remove a Video Flicker in After Effects

How to Remove a Video Flicker in After Effects

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-11-05Views:130

Adobe After Effects is a graphics-intense program for editing video. The program requires a lot of your computer's memory and resources to run properly. If the hardware acceleration is set too high, it might cause the video in programs such as After[More]

How to Blur the Edges of a Picture in After Effects

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2014-11-06Views:130

The edge blur on a picture can help make it blend in with other animation elements within Adobe After Effects. Instead of importing and exporting through Adobe Photoshop to create the blur, you can use the built-in After Effects tools to instantly ap[More]

How to Make 3D Particles in After Effects

How to Make 3D Particles in After Effects

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2014-11-08Views:130

Creating particles with After Effects is simple with the included CC Particle World filter plugin. After Effects has turned a previously computation-intensive task into something a few simple clicks away. Getting acquainted with Particle World opens[More]

How to Make a Rotating Planet in After Effects

How to Make a Rotating Planet in After Effects

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-07-04Views:130

Appearing as early as the 1920s, the rotating planet effect can still be seen in news station logos, documentaries and many other types of media. The ability to create a rotating planet no longer requires a studio of people to pull it off. This effec[More]

How to make flickering lights in After Effects

How to make flickering lights in After Effects

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-10-13Views:130

Flickering lights can add atmosphere or draw a viewers attention to a specific object in an animation. Generating a flickering light in Adobe After Effects can be done by adjusting individual key frames; however, using the Wiggle expression is a much[More]

How to make text glow in after effects

How to make text glow in after effects

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-10-24Views:130

The Adobe After Effects software allows you to add special visual effects to your graphics and videos. One special effect that is easy to add is the Glow effect. By adding the Glow effect, you cause text that would normally be visually plain to boldl[More]

How to Color Grade After Effects

How to Color Grade After Effects

Category:StyleRelease time:2012-11-26Views:130

Home movies are meant to preserve your family moments, with crisp images and bright, saturated hues. While video cameras have advanced greatly over the years, sometimes the colours they record need adjusting. To make your videos look their best, you[More]

Hot
Using the “TAX+” button on a calculator allows you to calculate material taxes, such as purchasing clothes, electronics or even a restaurant tab. Using the “TAX-" button can tell you how much you can really spend on gifts, because it helps you calcul [More]
Clover is a common weed that plagues lawns in the United States. It is in the legume family and, depending on the species, is either an annual or perennial. The most common types of clover are black medic (an annual clover with small yellow flowers) [More]
Reelcraft hose reels are made for a variety of purposes such as garden, fire and emergency, and industrial. The reels wrap the hose up around a metal spool, keeping the hose free of kinks and snags. When the reel malfunctions the spindle may not turn [More]
The IBM Thinkpad 390x 2626 laptop computer ships with the Windows XP operating system installed on its internal hard drive. Before you can use a wireless connection on your IBM Thinkpad, it must be properly enabled at the operating system level. As t [More]
Losing weight quickly is a common goal among many people today. According to Diet Health Club, a person can safely burn between 900 and 1,000 calories a day for speedy weight loss. According to Family Doctor, 3,500 calories equals one pound of body f [More]
The Spry Menu was one of the Spry Widget elements added to Dreamweaver in the CS3 version. CS4 includes 16 different Widgets like this to enhance the appearance of Web pages and simplify such things as adding user ID and password functionality. The m [More]
Taping and floating is the last step to installing new drywall. Special tape is applied on all seams between the wall panels to disguise them. The tape is then disguised with a putty-like material in a process called floating. Once the putty is dry a [More]
While the white powder often found on basement or cellar walls and mould are both caused by similar conditions, they are actually different materials. The white powder is efflorescence or minerals left behind as water that has flowed through the conc [More]
Mini catapults can be great fun. You can make them with spoons and other household objects, but you can also make them with wood. Wooden chopsticks are the perfect length and width to create a mini catapult. Keep your wooden chopsticks from your last [More]
Kids don't like vegetables, although they are an essential part of their diet. All kids want to do is eat their favourite snacks or splurge on burgers and fries, and their mothers may be on the verge of giving up on enforcing a healthy routine. Kids [More]