The Wiggle Expression

It’s the wiggler! Not just a really greasy hairless wrestler from the 70s but a really commonly used expression in Adobe After Effects. Everyone uses it but who really understands this strange creature. You’ll learn how to wrangle the wiggler and wiggle your way around riding it like a sand worm.

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The expression is correctly spelled wiggle() with a comma in between it’s respective parts.

here are the expressions used:
x= wiggle(effect(“X – Interval”)(“Slider”),effect(“X – Amout”)(“Slider”));
y= wiggle(effect(“Y – Interval”)(“Slider”),effect(“Y – Amout”)(“Slider”));


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Starting EKG simulation

When starting a new project into faking real world object it really helps to go and get an idea of just how that thing works to know what you’re faking. Like with this upcoming tutorial where I talk about making and EKG screen I spent some time hooked up to one in the hospital just for fun. Actually I faked chest pains to skip the line but that’s another story. I suppose the moral is that before you go to make something in After Effects that exists or has some basis in reality just wiki it up and the process gets easier.

How to Fake Tilt Shift Photography

So you want to make tilt shift video but don’t own a tilt shift lens? What a coincidence neither do I but I don’t let it get to me. Here’s is how to fake it till you make it, and by make it I mean go to a thrift store and get an outdated piece of camera technology… or buy a lensbaby, that’s a thing too.

Anyway tilt shift, aka tiny town, or tiny toy effect is about messing with the focal plane for strange results. It makes a normal city look like miniatures and really robs the life and detail from a shot in ways some people find appealing. Don’t ask me who, I don’t know them.

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