Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Coordinating keyframes, part of After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation.
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Next I am going to use the Graph Editor to coordinate animation across multiple…layers, and also to coordinate keyframes with a video.…Now in this case I have my Snowflake.mov all nicely easing, and I've got…nice animation on it.…But I've been neglecting Snowstorm title, which ends at a different point in time.…I can Shift+Click to try to see both of them, but sometimes you get into trouble…by deselecting a layer accidentally.…So the far better way to go is to go ahead and enable Show Graph Editor…Set, which means always show a particular parameter whether or not that layer is selected.…
Now turn on the graph editors set for all of the properties I am interested in.…Now it doesn't matter whether or not they are selected, I am going to see them.…It becomes very easy for me to see that this second position keyframe for…Snowstorm Title is landing a bit earlier than all the other ones.…If I want to coordinate them,…I'll just pick it up and start dragging.…I'll add the Shift key to constrain so it keeps a constant speed, and now they…
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