Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Instant gratification: Easy Ease, part of After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation.
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Auto Bezier keyframes are great if you need to smooth a speedy transition but a…value is still going to be changing before and after the keyframe.…If instead it's the first or the last keyframe and you want to gradually start…up or gradually come to the stop,…that's where the Easy Ease keyframe type comes in.…Now, there is a couple of different ways to select the Easy Ease keyframe type.…One way is to right-click on the Keyframe and look underneath the…Keyframe Assistant submenu.…
Here you'll see three different types of Easy Ease:…Easy Ease In, gradually slow down to a stop as you approach a keyframe;…Easy Ease Out, gradually accelerate away from a stop as you leave a keyframe; or…Easy Ease, do both--slow down and come to the stop as you come into a keyframe,…then gradually accelerate away from that keyframe as you move on in time.…Since this is the first keyframe in my animation, I can select either Easy Ease…Out, or just Easy Ease.…Release the mouse, RAM Preview, and now you will see that this snowflake takes…
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