After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline

with Richard Harrington
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After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline
Video duration: 0s 1h 8m Intermediate


In this course, Rich Harrington offers tips for creating a fast and efficient motion graphics workflow in the After Effects timeline—leaving you with more time for creativity. This installment of After Effects Guru reveals time-saving features for navigating to specific timecodes, adjusting keyframes, changing layer behavior and applying effects with switches, and using markers to annotate your projects.

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Topics include:
  • 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
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- Hi, my name is Rich Harrington. And in this course we're gonna explore mastering the After Effects timeline panel. While all of you have been using the timeline for a long time, I guarantee there are several things hidden that will help you get more things done. In this course we're gonna focus in shortcuts as well as some of the overlooked features. We'll also explore every nook and cranny so you can take advantage of everything that the timeline panel offers.

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