Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating position, part of After Effects Apprentice 02: Basic Animation.
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Now that we know how to edit values, let's make an animation.…The first thing I'll do is turn off the rulers in the Comp panel, just to tidy things up.…I can also simplify the Timeline by not displaying all of the…transformation properties.…For instance, since I only want to animate position right now, I can press P for position.…The first letter of each transformation name is its shortcut.…For instance, press A for anchor point, P for position, S for scale and R for rotation.…
The out one out is opacity.…O is the shortcut to jump to the out point, so pressing O will jump to the out…point of the layer, and I, will jump to the in point.…The shortcut for Opacity is T. You can think of it as T for transparency.…I like to think of it as T as in Opacity.…Now you might want to see more than just one property at a time.…So if I press P for position and I also want to see scale, I add the Shift key…and go Shift+S. If I want to see opacity, Shift+T. The Shift key also subtracts.…
So Shift+T subtracts opacity, Shift+S subtracts scale.…
The After Effects Apprentice videos on lynda.com were created by Trish and Chris Meyer and are designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice. We are honored to host these tutorials in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Starting a project from scratch
- Building a composition
- Arranging and transforming layers interactively and numerically
- Animating parameters including motion paths
- Applying and re-using effects
- Creating variations and rendering the final movie
- Importing layered Photoshop files
- Understanding alpha channels
- Avoiding common mistakes