Sorry to make a new thread, but I've taken a different direction, and thought it probably deserved it's own place. Hope that isn't a problem.
Using a jump cut, I suddenly appear out of nowhere behind an explosion of stars. As the stars scatter and fade off, I'm left sat on the chair. I've decided to make the stars as Gifs, and then put each star on its own layer and animate it using key frames. Here's a TEST screenshot, I hope to make the actual stars alot nicer when I come to do this in reality. This is just to see if i can get it looking good...
I look a little ill/tierd, but nevermind hehehe.
Okay, so the questions:
1) You can see how I have been laying it out. Each star on its own layer. Is this the best way to do it, or can anyone think of a neater way? By the time I'm covered in stars, I'll have a good few layers...Is that normal?
2) How can I make each star blend in and then blend out? At the minute, they simply appear and then vanish.
3) Can anyone think of a different way to make stars? To have them 3D and spin as they scatter away from me would be nice...
Like I say, this is just a trial to see if the effect will work, and if it does I'll put more effort into the whole thing. And I've only been using AE a couple of hours...haha.
Thanks alot guys, give me as much input as you like/can!
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