Blinking with Hold keyframes


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Blinking with Hold keyframes

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...

Blinking with Hold keyframes
Video duration: 1m 58s 3h 1m Beginner Updated Nov 12, 2012

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Blinking with Hold keyframes provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation

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