Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing numerically in the Timeline panel, part of After Effects Apprentice: 02 Basic Animation.
In the last movie, we covered editing transformations interactively in the Comp panel.…In this movie, we will cover editing them directly in the Timeline panel.…The first property, Anchor Point, we will cover in more detail in the Advanced…Animation lesson. But for now, I did want to point out, where does this value come from?…300 on the X axis and 60 on the Y axis.…If I double-click my title, it will open it in its own Layer panel.…You will notice the Layer panel is docked in the same frame as the composition.…
In the Layer panel, I'm going to turn on the Rulers,…View > Show Rulers,…and point out that at the top left- hand corner, that's considered to be 0, 0.…So this value of 300 on the X axis and 60 pixels on the Y axis now makes sense.…The anchor point is in relation to the layer itself.…Now I wanted to point out the Layer panel mostly because beginners often…double-click a layer by accident, and then they don't realize they are not in…the composition anymore.…So if you only see one layer, and things look a lot different,…
After Effects Apprentice is created by Trish and Chris Meyer and designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/09/2012. What changed?
A: We added new movies on using the exercise files that come with this course, and working with the Global Performance Cache in After Effects CS6. We have also added exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.
Q: This course was updated on 11/07/2016. What changed?
A: We updated eight movies to stay up to date with the latest changes in After Effects CC.