Start or stop wiggle at specific time

Posted on Saturday, 18 February 2012
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Start or stop wiggle at specific time

Start or stop wiggle at specific time in After Effects – Expression Example.

You can use any expression in place of the wiggle expression used here, to begin and end the influence of any expression at a specific time.
This is an often useful expression in animation. Hopefully this will help you find what you are looking for to start or stop a wiggle or other expression at a specified time.
Start or stop wiggle at specific time

  • Apply the following expression to a property to wiggle it beginning at time 2 seconds:
      timeToStart = 2;
      if (time > timeToStart){
          wiggle(3,25);
      }else{
          value;
      }
  • Apply the following expression to a property to stop wiggling it at time 4 seconds:
      timeToStop = 4;
      if (time > timeToStop){
          value;
      }else{
          wiggle(3,25);
      }
  • Apply the following expression to a property to start wiggling it at time 2 seconds and stop wiggling it at time 4 seconds:
      timeToStart = 2;
      timeToStop = 4; 
    
      if ((time > timeToStart) && (time < timeToStop)){
          wiggle(3,25);
      }else{
          value;
      }

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