Time Offset Animation

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Author: Calvin Swaim

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Quick Overview

Create animations based upon a time offset with ease!  Save time setting up complicated animations and leave it all to a few options and the click of a button!

Creating simple, time offset based animations has never been easier!


Basic Composition Setup

  • Create a simple animation on a single layer.
  • Create as many child layers as you want WITHOUT adding any animation.
  • Create an optional background layer.
  • Apply the Time Offset Animation tool.
  • Watch those animations go!!!

Check out the original tutorial that inspired this tool for a more in-depth explanation of setting up your compositions.


If you'd like to learn more about scripting and some of the programming that went into this tool, check out this tutorial. It also contains a link to the source code in case you are interested in checking out under the hood.

  • Time Offset Animation UI
After Effects CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5