The news channel in my country is using a nice bouncy/slide effect. Now I'm trying to recreate that in After Effects. I tried many effects and expressions, Googled a lot and watched many tutorials. But none fit to my expecting result.

Does someone know how to recreate those effects? With expressions or maybe a nice plugin?


Look very close to the end of the bar. Its bouncing a little bit.

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Key is creating 2 additional keyframes after the last one (one copy of the last one 5-10 frames ahead and another one in between). The keyframe in between is for shifting the position slightly into the opposite direction. In order to get a non linear animation ease all the keyframes at the end.

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  1. Create a new composition and a new solid layer with the dimensions of the gauge
  2. Click the solid layer and create a mask (double click the rectangular mask path icon to create new mask with the dimensions of the solid layer)
  3. Open up the mask properties of the solid / gauge layer MM
  4. Go to the end of the composition and add a keyframe by clicking on the stop watch of the mask path property
  5. Go to the first frame of the composition and drag both right mask bezier points to the left (this will automatically insert a new keyframe)
  6. Copy the last keyframe 5-10 frames ahead and another one in between
  7. With the cursor on the keyframe in between, drag both bezier points on the right side of the rectangle slightly to the left
  8. Select the last 3 keyframes
  9. Right Click > Keyframe Assistant > Easy Ease or simply hit F9


Bounce to the right

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Bounce to the left

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    The update is great! The only thing that would be nice is that I can put this effect on every solid with it's own width. Thats the reason why I thought about expressions. But I guess that would not be possible, and I just have to play with the keyframes? Jul 26, 2015 at 9:42
  • @user3625118 How many gauges do you really need? If you need 100+ different ones, it makes sense to create a script for this, but that's another question :)
    – p2or
    Jul 26, 2015 at 9:48
  • Well the thing is. The solid's width is depending on how many characters are coming on it. I do change the width by hand. Jul 26, 2015 at 9:49
  • Uhh, don't think this is easy possible, but as I said it's not that hard to create this setup in 30seconds :) The only thing you have to adjust is the mask path. Set the new comp size, click the gauge layer > right click > fit to comp size and adjust the right bezier points one time.
    – p2or
    Jul 26, 2015 at 9:57
  • Thank you very much (Danke shön)! It's working great :) I just have to play a bit with the keyframes. Thats okay. Jul 26, 2015 at 10:55

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