In this short series of 3 tutorials I’ll show you how to create a simple animatable clock using shape layers in Adobe After Effects.
The first tutorial will show you how to create the basic face of the clock>
The second tutorial will show you how to add the hour markers and the minute markers using the powerful repeater tool.
In the third tutorial, I show how to add the hands and then control them with expressions such that 1 complete rotation of the minute hand will move the hour hand the correct amount for normal clock operation. Finally, I show how to add an expression controller to the layer so that animation of the clock is easy without needing to delve down into the layer to find the appropriate control.
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