PhotoS[hel]p! Question on inserting an animation into an animation
January 7, 2013 4:23 PM   Subscribe

Hey all! I can use any program/format, but it is in .PSD, CS5 now. Question: I have 2 animations, both 30 frames, how can we insert the second animation, into the first and have both play, and be able to move each individual movie (across all frames) into place? Thanks everyone, and a bit more detail below :)

Specifically, if we have one large canvas with 30 frames and have about 20 small individual animations saved as .psd (from single images in folders) how can I import each small animation onto the canvas and move them around, i.e. select all layers at once, I think. I did this several years ago with ImageReady to merge a few animations together but can't remember and am using CS5 now. Thanks again!
posted by 1inabillionmistake to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
You need Aftereffects for something like this. Aftereffects will allow you to treat each of these animations as modal so you can overlay them on top of a primary animation. Best part? Aftereffects loves .psd files. :) You can find some pretty good tutorials on for this kind of thing.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 6:18 PM on January 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Yes, AfterEffects is probably the best answer here. Import each animation as an image sequence and you'll be able to do anything you want to them (move them around, apply effects, change blending modes, whatever you want).
posted by matcha action at 6:27 PM on January 7, 2013

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posted by misterbrandt at 7:47 AM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

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