Mike Overbeck Parrot Tutorial #gettingstarted
Parrot is an animation system for dynamically connecting and offsetting animations. Watch this tutorial to learn how it can enhance your workflow for motion graphics in After Effects.
Parrot is an animation system for dynamically connecting and offsetting animations. Extremely useful for motion graphics work.
Parrot allows you to designate a layer to be your “Human”, or motion master. On this layer you can animate motion, effects, masks, shapes, and layer styles. The keyframed animation that you create can be passed on to other layers and triggered by layer markers. This way you can quickly set up your “parrots” and finesse your motion later by just revising your source layer. Your source layer can be 2D or 3D (dimensions separated or not). Parrot will do its best to conform your target layers to your source layer. You can trigger your actions many times over just by adding new layer markers. Parrot comes with a simple set of marker management tools to help with creating markers on many layers with specific offsets and names in one click.
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