A cool toolset that allows you to easily create some fun secondary motion, based on your keyframed transform properties ! Whether you want a stylish cartoon look or to add some subtle overlapping actions on your animations, you’ll certainly find the tool you need among the 9 tools available in the set !

  • 1 useful springy Parent constraint ;
  • 7 jiggling deformers (BendShearSquash & StretchJiggleBulgeTwist and Liquid) ;
  • 1 powerful springy Custom effect

Using the toolset for the first time is really easy !

  1. Just select a layer that has some keyframed motion on its position ;
  2. Then click on one of the Springy FX’s position based tools (BendShearSquash & StretchJiggle or Liquid deformers)
  3. See the magic happen ! Your layer (it has to be a solid, a footage or a precomp since Shape and Text layers can’t be deformed properly with this method) has now a nice springy overlapping effect that reacts to your position animation !

You are not bound to always use the position property for the springiness calculation : you can also use a Bulge deformer for an animated scale property, or a Twist deformeras well in case of an animated rotation.

The Parent constraint make your first selected layer follow the second selected one with a nice springy delay.

The Custom effect is the most advanced tool : it will allow you to create this nice springy motion on any numeric single dimension property (multiple dimensions properties like position, special types of values like dropdown lists, color can’t be handled by the tool) as soon as your selected property belongs to an effect (transform, masks, geometry and other group’s properties won’t work neither), based on the keyframed motion on the layer of your choice (you’ll have to choose on which axis you want your custom effect to be based on).
The Custom effectcan even be used to create unseen secondary motion on a plugin effect’s property such as Element 3D or Joystick’ n ‘ sliders.
The possibilities are endless !

Even if the Springy FX does all the tedious work for you, you may want to customize the created effects. Of course you can do it, but you’ll have to understand the fundamentals first (it is also strongly advised to see the 4 parts full video overview at the bottom of this page) !

So, here is a detailed explanation of how it works

Each time you apply one of these effects on your selected layer by clicking on the corresponding tool’s button, several things will be created for you :

  • new layer with the same name than the first selected layer (because some of the effect’s, like the Parent constraint or the Liquid deformer can handle 2 selected layers instead of one), followed by “Spring Constraint CTRL” ;
  • new pseudo-effect called “Springy Deformers CTRL” on the first selected layer, where the dropdown layers list called “Spring constraint layer” refers to the “Spring Constraint CTRL” layer described above (do not change or remove this effect !) ;
  • a bunch of expressions, that are linked to the “Spring Constraint CTRL” layer’s effects, on your selected layer’s transform properties if you use the Parent constraint, on some newly created effects if you use one of the 7 deformers, or on the selected property for the Custom effect ;

If the selected layer has already some effects created with the Springy FX toolset, you can add other ones on top of them : their controls (sliders) will then be available on the same “Spring constraint CTRL” layer than before. So, it’s important to keep in mind that each layer you want to have some springy effects on them, will have their own unique CTRL layer, with the same prefix.

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UPDATED 8 JAN 2021

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