About the Graph Editor


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About the Graph Editor

When it comes time to do really advanced animation in After Effects, you want to go to the Graph Editor. The Graph Editor deserves a training series on lynda.com all by itself as it is extremely complex and robust. And so, my purpose in this movie is only to tell you that it exists and that is all. I have here this bouncing ball and this is using linear keyframes. We know how un-awesome those are. So, we just have very flat animation and this does not look in any way, shape or form like a realistic ball bouncing.

So, what I am going to do is I am going to select the layer and I am going to open the Graph Editor by clicking this button in the Timeline panel. Click that to open it, and then we want to select the property we want to adjust in the Graph Editor. Now there are two different types of graphs that we can look at. If we click this dropdown here, we can choose to look at the Speed Graph or the Value Graph. The Value Graph will show us the Position values. So, the X doesn't change...

About the Graph Editor
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About the Graph Editor provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the After Effects CS5 Essential Training

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Video
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After Effects
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