Mastering Timeline navigation


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Mastering Timeline navigation

One of the things that will help you become a lot more proficient in After Effects is being able to navigate your way around the Timeline efficiently. Now, we have already talked about how to zoom into the Timeline. Let's say we have this clip here. It's 28 seconds long, and you probably won't use the clip that's this long in most projects. But it's very feasible you have a composition this long. So, we talked before about how you can drag this slider to zoom in to where the Current Time Indicator is, and that's one way to do it. But we could also click these little mountains here to zoom out and zoom in.

But this is not a good way to do it. I don't like using this method. Again, we could also use the scroll bar and stuff like that. But I prefer to use keyboard shortcuts if possible. For example, I could use the plus key on my keyboard to zoom in to where the Current Time Indicator is. And I could use the minus on my keyboard to zoom out, for example. Probably t...

Mastering Timeline navigation
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Mastering Timeline navigation provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the After Effects CS5 Essential Training

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After Effects
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