This tutorial gives an overview of all behaviors contained in Squash & Stretch Pro.

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Hello everyone, this is Eric D. Kirk for mamoworld.com and in this video I want to give you an overview over the 61 behaviors that are contained in the Core Bundle that is included in Squash & Stretch Pro.

The “Highlights” section contains behaviors that tell the viewer “Hey, look at me, I am important!”. So they are great to focus the attention of the viewer to a particular element.

The “In” behaviors include three subgroups “Bounces”, “Moves” and “On The Spot”. The “Bounces” include 7 different behaviors which drop or thrown the layer into the composition in various ways.

The “Move In” behaviors slide or move the layer into the composition. By default they all come from the left side, but as any behavior, of course you can flip them to create more variation.

The “On the Spot” behaviors range from the rather subtle and elegant “Zoom in” to the conspicuous “Jump and Inflate”. When watching the previews, also keep in mind that the sound effects will add a lot more life to the animations.

In contrast to the “Animate In” behaviors, the “Moves” are not intended to move elements into the scene, but rather to move layers from one place to another one. I often like to combine those with other behaviors. So you can, for example, first drop a letter into the scene and then move it into its final position, as I show in the “Shift Position” tutorial.

The “Out” animations make layers disappear in various way. As you can see, we’ve got plenty of them with various styles.

Similar to the “Moves”, the rotations are very useful, if you combine them with other behaviors. So you can, for example, first slide a logo upside down into the scene and then apply the “180 degrees swinging rotation” to rotate it into its final position.

Transitions are special behaviors that are usually used to create a transition between two layers. For more details, see my mini-tutorial about Transitions.

Finally, the Core Bundle also contains various Wiggle behaviors. As you can see, those wiggle behaviors come with way more personality than the ubiquitous wiggle expression. One wiggle that I use very often is the “Impact Wiggle” or also the “Impact Wiggle Subtle”. If you have a big text bouncing into your scene, for example, you can apply this impact wiggle to other elements in the scene such that it looks like the impact is so intense that it is shaking everything around it. This kind of secondary animation adds a lot of credibility and consistency to your animation.

So these are the behaviors you get when purchasing the Pro Version of Squash & Stretch. Note that in contrast to the Free version, Squash & Stretch Pro can also be extended with additional bundles. We will develop more and more extra bundles over time. If you want to be informed about the release of new extra bundles, please subscribe to the mamoworld newsletter at mamoworld.com/subscribe

Again, this is Eric D. Kirk for mamoworld.com - see you next time!

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