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After Effects Brainstorm: Keyframe Variations

Part 3 of our exploration of the Brainstorm module in After Effects.

By Chris and Trish Meyer | March 29, 2013

In the third of our rescued movies on Brainstorm, I demonstrate a much less common use of Brainstorm: to randomize keyframes. Brainstorm can essentially randomize any property you can select in the Timeline or Effect Controls panels - including values that vary over time. In this movie, I create a swarming-style animation by duplicating a layer multiple times, and then using Brainstorm to randomize the intermediate Position, Rotation, and Scale values the layers go through.

 
 
(If you missed Parts 1 and 2 of this series on Brainstorm, you can find them here and here.)

The above movie was originally part of our video training course After Effects Apprentice 13: Paint, Puppet, and More. The “and More” part of that course - Brainstorm, and the Cartoon effect - were removed to make room for new movies about the Roto Brush tool. Working with Brainstorm is now covered in the course After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control.

 
 
 
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onehundredtrees: | April, 04, 2013

Thanks, I’m becoming a fan of brainstorming… nice how it even spruced up text animation….. matt dubuque

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