Expression Timeline 2

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Quick Overview

Apply several expressions to a property such that each expression is active only for a certain period of time. Instead of an abrupt change between the expressions you can also smoothly transition from one expression to the next. Furthermore, you can specify time intervals in which no expression is active such that the keyframed motion is considered.
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Expression Timeline

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The ExpressionTimeline allows you to apply several expressions to a property such that each expression is active only for a certain period of time. Instead of an abrupt change between the expressions you can also smoothly transition from one expression to the next. Furthermore, you can specify time intervals in which no expression is active such that the keyframed motion is considered.

Some facts

  • define start and end times for expressions
  • fade expressions in and out smoothly
  • create smooth transitions from one expressions to another one
  • works with arbitrary expressions
  • allows to combine arbitrarily many expressions

New in Version 2

Version 2 of ExpressionTimeline has an improved interface where the width of the timeline automatically adjusts to the width of the panel. No need anymore to adjust the size manually.

Example 1

Interface of the ExpressionTimeline After Effects script
From the beginning until frame 50 use the keyframed values and after frame 50 use a wiggle expression.

Example 2

Interface of the ExpressionTimeline After Effects script
Smoothly transition from one expression to another. The first expression is active from frame 0 to 50, the second expression from frame 50 until the end. The smooth transition between the two expressions is 10 frames long and hence lasts from frame 45 to frame 54. With the expressions in this example, the layer first follows another layer (expression 1) until frame 45. Then until frame 54 it smoothly travels back to its own position and simultaneously starts to wiggle (expression 2).

More tutorials:

MamoWorld tutorial that uses ExpressionTimeline with Plexus to create a logo animation.

ExpressionTimeline on mamoworld.com

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Demo

Tutorial: Expression Timeline

The ExpressionTimeline allows to combine and modify expressions without touching the code. In this tutorial we look at three examples for a creative text reveal that is based on expressions. And don't be scared - you don't need to write any expressions code to follow the tutorial.

Contents

  1. Example 1: Random grid movement (1:59-12:59)
  2. Example 2: Ease and Wizz expressions (13:00-17:50)
  3. Example 3: Confetti expressions (17:51-26:26)

Tutorial: Timeline for Plexus

In this After Effects tutorial we will combine the ExpressionTimeline with the plugin Plexus to create an impressive title animation. In addition I show you a useful expression to loop the keyframes of a property.

  1. Creating and animating text in Plexus (1:11-13:01)
  2. Animating a Plexus point cloud using ExpressionTimeline(13:02-38:04)
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