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After Effects Expressions 101

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After Effects Expressions 101

If After Effects is your bread and butter you’re going to want to know how to use expressions. This feature is probably one of the most powerful tools that After Effects has to offer you as an animator. You can take care of a lot of complicated problems with just a few simple lines of code. In this lesson we're going to show you the basics of expressions by building a clock rig that automatically ticks by itself. By the end of this lesson you’ll have a good foundation to start exploring more of the power that expressions have to offer.

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After Effects Expressions 101

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  • What expressions are
  • Why you need expressions
  • How to apply expressions to properties

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