I have a problem in After Effects and I am really stuck this time. I really can’t figure out a workaround without jumping into a 3D program. Please, PLEASE help me!
I have a number of layers that I want to follow a path in After Effects. Please have a look at this image and I will explain further:
Figure 1 - The green circles illustrates cells that will be moving inside of a bacteria. In order for the cells not to end up outside of the bacteria it is going to follow the yellow path that has the same shape as the bacteria. The bacteria is not visible in the illustrated example and in the final composition I will use 6-8 cells instead of 3.
Figure 2 - Every fourth second the bacteria will change shape and I therefore need to animate the path that the cells (green circles) are following every fourth second. The shape will not change seamlessly, it will change over 1 frame and keep the new shape for another four seconds.
My problem is, I do not even know where to start or if this is at all posible in After Effects. I am going to use almost twenty bacterias in the final 40 sec composition and I am open to any workaround you guys can think of. I also have access to all possible plug-ins for AE so if you can think of one, just name it...
Robert “during one of his helpless days”.