How To Loop Footage In After Effects


Hey everyone, this is Owen with Motion Array and in this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to loop footage in After Effects. Alright, let’s get started.

How To Loop Footage In Adobe After Effects

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Here in After Effects I’ve got some footage in my composition and I want it to loop. So I’ll go up to that piece of footage in my project panel and right click and select Interpret Footage > Main. Down at the bottom of the window that pops up you’ll see a loop option. By default it’s set to 1 but you can put however many times you’d like to. I’ll type in 5 because and hit okay. You’ll notice now that the footage layer is longer and that reflects the number of loops. All you need to to do is extend the handle. Now whenever you use this piece of footage it will loop.

That method is nice and easy but it only works with footage. Let’s say we have a precomposed animation that we want to loop. In that case, right click on the precomp and select Time > Enable Time Remapping. Then option + click the stopwatch for Time Remap and using the add menu select Property > loopOutDuration. And that’s it! If you find that you’re getting blank frames at the looping point go into your precomp and try extending the layers past the end of the timeline. 

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