Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a layer, part of After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline.
As you continue to work in the timeline, being able to precisely select and adjust…individual layers becomes critical to ensure that…you quickly build the animations that you want.…Let's expand the timeline panel here by mousing…over and pressing the tilde or grave key.…In this particular case, I have a lot of layers in this…comp and I want to drill down to just the layer I want.…One way to do this is to use the numeric keypad.…If…I press the 7 key for example, it'll choose Layer 7.…If I quickly type 17, layer 17 is selected.…
This allows me to quickly select just the layers I want.…15 versus layer 1.…And then layer 5. It's all in the pace you type.…1, 5 versus 15.…And you see how that let's you quickly dial in just…the layer that you want.…
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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
1. Navigating the Timeline
2. Adjusting the Timeline
4. Switches Revealed
5. Controlling Layers
Composition markers2m 9s
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