Blinking animation help?

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Old 02 February 2013   #1
Blinking animation help?

So I would consider myself a beginner in After Effects. I wanted to get blinking animation like 45 sec into this video, as example; http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...d&v=fysNTElCYUU

To give an impression of my skill level this is what I tried but didn't work out. I thought of just making different layers for the eyelids; open, mid, closed; and giving them their respective key frames would work but it didn't. Came out with noticeable pauses now matter what I did. So unlike the smooth motion of that video.

Help? Advice?
 
Old 02 February 2013   #2
Probably morphed somehow instead of using different states.
 
Old 02 February 2013   #3
Originally Posted by scrimski: Probably morphed somehow instead of using different states.


Care to elaborate a little bit?
 
Old 02 February 2013   #4
Draw an eyelid and distort it using a corner pin or a bezier warp or some other distort filter, link the animated value to a slider.
 
Old 02 February 2013   #5
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