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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

TechTip: Multi-layer Parameter Manipulation

Let's say you've got a bazillion 3d layers in your After Effects composition, and you want to, say, turn shadow casting 'on' for all the layers. Time to tell the boss you'll be working late, then start opening up twirly's for each and every layer. My wrist hurts just thinking about it!

Fortunately, there is a better way. Take a look at THIS little tutorial (QT .mp4, h264, 4:55, 8.8 megs) and discover a quick, flexible little workflow that not only allows you to quickly (and repetitively) change parameters on any number of layers, but that is nearly fast enough for you to 'toggle back and forth' as you work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

godd tip