after effects beginner question re linking animations

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Manny, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Manny

    Manny Guest

    I have a simple video clip of a pulsating white blob on a black
    background. I would like to link this pulsation to a jpeg of a tree that
    would distort/bend to match the pulses. The changes in the blob would drive
    the changes in the tree layer. The white blob visibility would be hidden,
    i.e. the final result is to have only the tree bend to that rhythm (about 10
    seconds long). It seems that AE should be able to do this but I'm not sure
    where to start. I have AE 6.5 standard. Any help would be appreciated.


    Manny, Jul 14, 2006
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    Andrea Alexander

    Sep 24, 2008
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    You may need to use an expression .. I think that's what they are called in after effects...

    I usually download a template from

    I used a template from there to put my wedding photos in.. it was pretty cool.

    It's a tough program for me to grasp, being a still shot kind of a person. The site helped though.
    Andrea Alexander, Sep 24, 2008
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