Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Blinking with Hold keyframes, part of After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation.
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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 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®.
- Understanding how keyframes work under the hood
- Controlling the Anchor Point to create more predictable animations
- Mastering the Graph Editor for the ultimate control over keyframes
- Animating parameters including motion paths
- Hand-drawing motion paths to simplify complex movements
- Applying and tweaking Motion Blur
- Using Hold keyframes