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  • Proximity expression whilst maintaining same distance to other comps?

  • Danny Betts

    January 25, 2023 at 11:51 pm

    Please help!

    I’m using a proximity effector ( to scale up some comps in a carousel as the pass through the centre of the composition. So far so good. However, I really need the distances between the comps to stay the same as this happens, rather than overlapping.

    It’s something that I can’t key frame individually as they’ll be loads of comps and I need to alter the speed of the carousel without having to keyframe the individual comps left/right every time… which will drive me insane.

    Worth mentioning that I’m using squares in the example but I’ll be using comps of different widths in the final version.

    I’ve spent an entire day trawling the web for some clues on how to do this but I’ve had no luck.

    If anyone could give me some pointers I would eternally grateful. My brain really isn’t wired for expressions which is a shame as I love to use them.

    Thanks so much in advance.

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  • Filip Vandueren

    January 26, 2023 at 8:38 am

    This sounds more like something Newton can do.

    When there are a lot of layers that all need to influence each other, and keep track of their states in time, expressions are not up to that and you need something that runs the simulation, then creates keyframes as a script.

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