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Create a Pingpong Loop Animation in After Effects

Create an amazing Ping-Pong loop animation in Adobe After Effects without any plugins. This tutorial would be best for you. In this tutorial, I will teach you to create a wiggle ping-pong loop animation in Adobe After Effects. After Watching this tutorial, you will easily create your own loop animation. This is a short and easy tutorial specially designed for beginners.

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Pingpong Loop Animation:

Step 1: Initiating Loop Animation in Adobe After Effects

  1. Open Adobe After Effects.
  2. Create a new composition with dimensions 1920×1080 pixels, a frame rate of 30 frames per second, and a duration of 5 seconds.
  3. Utilize the Ellipse tool from the toolbar to craft a circle, holding the Shift key for precision. Ensure it’s centered.

Step 2: Animating the Circle’s Position

  1. Choose the Circle shape layer.
  2. Press “U” on your keyboard to access position properties.
  3. Click the stopwatch icon for Position to set a keyframe.
  4. Move the time cursor around 2 seconds ahead on the timeline.
  5. Shift-drag the circle to a new position while holding the Shift key for consistency.

Step 3: Creating a Looping Motion

  1. Hold the “ALT” key on your keyboard and click the position stopwatch to insert an expression.
  2. Enter the expression: loopOut("Pingpong").

Step 4: Enhancing Animation Dynamics

  1. Enable motion blur for a smoother effect.
  2. Right-click on both keyframes.
  3. Navigate to Keyframe Assistant and select Easy Ease, or press “F9” on your keyboard for the same result.

Note: You can apply the loopOut(“Pingpong”) expression to Opacity, Scale, and Position using the same process.

Congratulations! Your loop animation is now complete.

Pingpong Loop Animation

UpdatedMarch 25, 2024
CompatibilityAfter Effects CC
Required PluginNo
Size25 KB
CategoryAfter Effects Tutorials