Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
I mentioned I wanted to make this blink as well. I can blink either the frame or the text. I think I'll continue with the text since I have already been working with it. Blinking is opacity, so I am going to hold down Shift and press T to a reveal Opacity. Enable 100% for my initial opacity and I will keep that value for all of the time before the first keyframe. And the nice thing about interpolation in After Effects is once you have set an interpolation once, it will remember that interpolation for all subsequent keyframes you create later in time. So I am going to revert this one right now into a hold keyframe. See this squared-off end.
Let's say I want to blink every 10 frames. Shift+Page Down to move forward 10 frames, set that Opacity to zero. Now I am off. Shift+Page Down 10 more frames. I could keep typing in numbers or I could be intelligently lazy. I'll click Opacity to select those two keyframes, Command+C or Ctrl+C to copy them, Command+V or Ctrl+V to paste them. When you paste keyframes the first one will start at the current time, then keep the same spacing afterward.
So there's my paste. There is those two guys copied and I'm going to 10 frames later here, copy all these guys again, Command+C, Command+ V, and there is now all my keyframes repeated in the same pattern. RAM Preview and there is my slamdown animation and blinking at the end. That's what I was trying to do. Hold keyframes are a really good trick and you know there's a lot of After Effects artists who don't even know that they're in the program, even though they have been in there practically since day one. It's a nice little trick when you're trying to create jerky rather than smooth and elegant animations.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
110 Video lessons · 47468 Viewers
86 Video lessons · 9884 Viewers
350 Video lessons · 99697 Viewers
79 Video lessons · 13341 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.
Your file was successfully uploaded.