Animating on 2s with AS

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Animating on 2s with AS

Postby Víctor Paredes » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:12 pm

With the inclusion of intervals inside AS, we have the option to animate on 2s, 3s or whatever interval we want.
I always liked this feature, but I wasn't able to get good results with it. Now I finally got an idea to get good animations in 2s and want to share this "tutorial" with you.
The difference between animating on 1s (each single frame has animation) and animating on 2s (the movement holds each two frames) could seem subtle, but it opens a lot of possibilities, gives more control over the animation and also and gives the movement another -less computational- rhythm.
Please watch the video and give feedback :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRirQj7SIIw

PD: I decided to put my face on the video, so now you know who is talking (even if the camera angle is not the best) :)
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Re: Animating on 2's with AS

Postby Danimal » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:07 pm

GREAT tutorial! Thanks so much!
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Re: Animating on 2's with AS

Postby rrahh » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:06 pm

Thats nice!

especially the idea of using the marker as a guide for the 2s helps a lot.

Thank you.
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Re: Animating on 2's with AS

Postby lwaxana » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:40 pm

Thanks so much for sharing this! I love the look of animation on 2s. Also convenient that adding the keyframe between the interval 2 keyframes seems to override the interval. It would be great to start out animating at 12fps so it's easier to work with, then to switch to 24fps, rescale, set interval to 2, and then fine-tune the ones for the snappy/fast animation. On the other hand, maybe that's more complicated. I guess it would depend on how much of the animation needs to be on ones.
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Re: Animating on 2's with AS

Postby chucky » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:42 pm

Great mix of techniques Victor, you're getting the advantages of both methods.I will definitely consider this for future projects. :mrgreen:
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Re: Animating on 2's with AS

Postby funksmaname » Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:52 pm

Thanks for sharing the marker trick Sensei Selgin - and the swimming hipster looks really amazing!! :)
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Re: Animating on 2's with AS

Postby zjjt » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:51 pm

hi guys i tried the marker trick doent work on my config.it just behaves like a normal keyframe when i do the cycle selgin did and doesnt show the blue marks along the timeline lenght...any solution ?
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Re: Animating on 2's with AS

Postby Víctor Paredes » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:27 am

zjjt wrote:hi guys i tried the marker trick doent work on my config.it just behaves like a normal keyframe when i do the cycle selgin did and doesnt show the blue marks along the timeline lenght...any solution ?

Update your AS to 10.1 or maybe 10.2 (the higher you find).
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Re: Animating on 2s with AS

Postby Raaskot » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:14 pm

Great! Combining markers+cycles as a "timeline grid" is a true creative and useful solution!
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Re: Animating on 2s with AS

Postby justoshow » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:33 pm

I'm late to the party, but I love this. I was wondering how to do this a while back. I'm definitely going to switch to twos.
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