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  • Making a dozen swish pans that must piggy back off each other.

     Scott Clements updated 5 years, 2 months ago 54,309 Members · 5 Posts
  • Scott Clements

    November 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Okay, I am not very skilled with AE, but have to do something that is driving me nuts. I have to swish pan from one picture to another and then swish pan from the picture I landed on to another and so on and so on.
    The method I created to do a swish pan in AE was to make a composition with the settings 5760 (1920×3) x1080. I then put the picture I was panning from on the far right and the picture I was panning to on the far left. In the middle, I duplicated on of the pictures, masked and feathered the edges, and put a directional blur on it. I then animated an 8 frame swished with the oversized come in a final HD1920x1080 frame. It’s not perfect, but for my purposed it works well. However, I can not figure out how to do this in piggy backing function. I tried blending pre comps together, but it got so messy and convoluted. Does anyone have any ideas?

    Film Editor, London UK
    http://www.scottclementseditor.com

  • Scott Clements

    November 23, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Hi, Dave. I am animating the position of the pictures, but I am hitting road blocks. I tried putting all my pictures in one big comp and animating the position, but I hit AE’s 30,0000 pixel limit. I can’t figure out how to link pre comps together. The end picture of one swish has to be in the EXACT same position to swish to the next. I don’t know how to make this happen with pre comps . Almost all the pans are right to left, so I do hit the maximum comp width. I don’t know how to link the end of one come with the same picture starting another. I know this may sound really silly to an experienced AE user. I just don’t use it enough and I am totally stuck.

    Film Editor, London UK
    http://www.scottclementseditor.com

  • Scott Clements

    November 23, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    This is my situation, I have to swish from picture A to B (with fake camera swish in the middle) Then, I have to swish from picture B to picture C. Because I am doing this several times, I can’t fit all the pictures in one comp (I hit AE’s max comp size limit before I’m done my chain), so I run into a problem of having picture B that swishes from A not being in the exact same position to swish to B. Do you understand what I’m talking about?

    Film Editor, London UK
    http://www.scottclementseditor.com

  • Scott Clements

    November 23, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, I’m not getting this. Gonna have to hit the hay. Maybe it will make sense in the morning.

    Film Editor, London UK
    http://www.scottclementseditor.com

  • Scott Clements

    November 23, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    I actually stayed up a bit later. I strung together about 22 frames (all of them outside the frame, floating in the canvas)….parenting each one to the one before. I then animated the first one, pulling all the others into frame, bit by bit, to create the whips. It’s super awkward/fiddly, but at least it sort of works. I’m not very good with AE, as I only use it once in a while.

    Film Editor, London UK
    http://www.scottclementseditor.com

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