Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Advancing frames, part of After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline.
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Another issue I see happen frequently, is unwanted alignment due to sloppy dragging.…People think that they're moving through, and…in fact they're dragging but not consistently.…This also can lead to things like unwanted keyframes with small…gaps or repeated keyframes where you have a jump in values.…Because you thought you moved one or two…frames, but in fact you moved three or four.…All in all, it's just sloppiness and…instead of dragging the playhead, I recommend that you…start to use some of the keyboard shortcuts to navigate.…
Within the timeline here, I can use the page up or down keys.…Tapping page up will advance one frame backwards at a time.…I can also hold that down, to essentially scrub through the time line.…Page down will move the other direction.…If I add the…Shift key, you'll notice that it jumps ten frames at a time.…And that makes it very easy to quickly navigate in the timeline itself.…
If you're on a keyboard that lacks these keys, you can use the Cmd or Ctrl key.…And then the left and right arrows to move one frame backwards or forwards.…
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- Scrolling the timeline
- Switching from frames to timecode
- Using shy layers
- Retiming keyframes
- Nudging keyframes
- Using the Draft 3D, Brainstorm, and Graph Editor switches
- Frame blending with switches
- Splitting, naming, and locking layers
- Using composition markers
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects CC Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson14h 52m Appropriate for all
Mograph Techniques: Retiming and Tracking Footagewith Ian Robinson2h 46m Intermediate
1. Navigating the Timeline
2. Adjusting the Timeline
4. Switches Revealed
5. Controlling Layers
Composition markers2m 9s
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