Scripting Simple Delay in Ae With Expressions

Mobox Look sat Using Simple Expressions to Create Animated Delay in After Effects.

You can create some great animation with repeated elements, simple motion, and a delay effect. In After Effects, it is pretty easy to create a delay across multiple components, by using expressions. Mike Ridolfi from Mobox Graphics has a look at how to leverage the power of Ae’s Index expression to create delayed motion based on the layer numbers of the timeline.

Ridolfi also makes use of the valueAtTime expression to find the position of other objects in a stack, based on its index value. It’s an easy way to pinpoint the position value at a time relative to the affect value selected. If you are new to Ae and expressions, it all sounds a lot more complicated than it is.

In this, After Effects motion graphic tutorial we are going to be taking a look at how to leverage the power of the Index expression to delay time-based on the layer number. “It sounds like an advanced After Effects CC 2018 tutorial, but I assure you, this Delayed Wave Effect w/ Expressions is an easy beginner After Effects Tutorial.” Mike ensures.