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How to Cheat in After Effects, 2nd Edition by Chad Perkins

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THE ACT OF PLAYING DR. FRANKENSTEIN and bringing stuff to life has always been one of the best things about After Effects to me. Taking a still illustration from Illustrator and making moving characters out of static lines and shapes is just incredible, and it never gets old.

In this chapter, we're going to look at some great tricks for imbuing objects with a sense of life and organic movement. Included in these tricks is what it takes to animate a still image and bring it to life.

I'm well aware that this is a book, and that I'm using a static medium to talk about a topic that is inherently non-static. So we're not going to get ...

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