Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing values and timing, part of After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation.
Next I am going to use the Graph Editor to edit the timing and the value of my keyframes.…I'll make sure my layer is selected, Snowflake.mov, and I'll make sure that I am…seeing my animated properties. And to help simplify my display, I am going to…go ahead and say just auto-select the graph type and don't show me the reference graph.…That way I will be seeing the values from most of my keyframes and the speed for…my position keyframes.…I am going to play around with this rotation value first.…I hover the tooltip over it, and I see this ending as 0 degrees at time 120.…Let's say that I want it to rotate more.…
I just select the keyframe and drag it up or down to change its value range.…Higher is a higher value.…Now, After Effects will naturally try to snap to the same point in time as…other keyframes, or the same values of the keyframes; that's controlled by this…old magnet icon, Snap.…If you find yourself straining a little bit, or you can't keep the same time…while you are editing value, add the Shift key after you start dragging, and it…
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.
- 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
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