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Adobe After Effects: Here Comes the Sun – Part 1: Layer offset in After Effects

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Visual Style

This is the first installment in a multi-part tutorial/feature/review that looks at how you can create (or recreate) a rotating star for your next After Effects project. We’ll begin by looking at a sequence of images that will not import as a sequence and how you can use the Sequence Layer option to correct this problem. Recently I’ve begun a project that will require an image of a sun to appear above a person’s head. The sun will need to rotate, slowly at first, then progressively get faster and faster until it becomes a blur of light. To enhance the illusion that it is a ‘realistic’ sun, light rays will be added. To complicate things the sun will have to grow in size over time, so the light rays will have to compensate.

http://www.creativemac.com/2003/02_feb/tutorials/sun1.htm

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