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Tutorial 40: Interface Interaction

Joe Clay | Oct 14, 2016

This After Effects tutorial shows you how to use your own mouse to move a digital mouse on screen and interact with elements in your scene.

If you were paying close attention, you might've noticed that I didn't completely reset the icons to their original size because I parented them to the cursor and then set their scale. Alternatively I could've just parented them to the cursor before I set its scale. Either way, you still need to make sure to scale them back to original size (or copy the original instead of splitting the parented layer and un-parenting it). It's AE, there's a lot of ways to do things!

I haven't made many errors in 40 of these. One was bound to sneak in!

If you'd like, you can download the cursor icon and use it in your own projects!