How to Use Bounce Expressions in After Effects

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If you are looking to create a Bounce animation using Bounce Expression, then this is the right tutorial for you. In this tutorial, you will learn to create a Bounce Text animation in After Effects without using any third-party plugins. We are going to create a Scale and Position bounce with the help of Bounce Expressions. After watching this tutorial you will easily create your own Text and Shape Bounce animations.

Let’s Get Started!

Step 1: Open Adobe After Effects, then create a new composition. Set the resolution to 1920×1080 Pixels. Frame rate to 30 frames per second and set the duration to 5 to 10 seconds.

Step 2: Select the Ellipse tool from the Toolbar. Set the Fill color to any color you want and set the Stroke color to None. Then draw a circle to on the screen, then align your Shape layer to the center. Select the circle layer and press S to open Scale properties. Make sure you are at the first frame. Then add a keyframe, and change the scale to 100%. Slightly move the keyframe to 2 seconds on a timeline.

Step 3: Go back to the first frame and add a new keyframe with a 0% value. If you click the Ram Preview, your animation will work fine but it won’t bounce as we want. So, let’s add an expression.

Step 4: Just copy the expression, then Hold the ALT Key on Keyboard and click the scale stopwatch icon to add an expression. Then paste the copied expression into the expression panel.

Step 5: We don’t have the Expression control options, so we can change the decay value.

Step 6: Hide the shape layer which we created, and create another shape layer. Select the Shape Layer, then hit the P key on the keyboard to open Position Properties. Make sure you are at the first frame, then add a keyframe.

Step 7: Go about 10 frames forward, and Drag the circle to change its position. Let’s copy the position expression. Hold the alt key on the keyboard, and click the Position stopwatch icon to add an expression. Then paste the expression.

Step 8: Change the values to make them more bounce. For Example: Change the gravity to 12000, change the elasticity to 0.7,

We are done! Our Bounce Animation with Expression is ready.

Here you can download the Free Project File (File Size: 790 KB)

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