Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Go to in and out points, part of After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline.
Another option that's important for aligning…layers and sequencing them one after another,…is being able to precisely select the in and out points for a layer.…Let's take a look at this, and it's a little bit trickier than you might think.…With the layer selected, you could press I to go…to its in-point, or O to go to its outpoint.…But what I want to show you here is that the outpoint is actually one frame long.…So pressing O takes you to the outpoint of a layer, as opposed to…Shift+Dragging to the outpoint which takes you to the beginning of the outpoint.…
This is one of the most common errors that people make by snapping the playhead.…They think they're at the end of the…layer when in fact they've gone one frame additional.…It becomes critical as you're animating that you know…the difference between selecting the start of the…last frame and the end of the last frame.…As such, doing things like aligning layers becomes a little bit trickier.…If I select that layer and nudge it down, that was the ideal.…
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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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