Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Navigating the Graph Editor, part of After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation.
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In this chapter, we're going to focus on the most powerful tool in After Effects…to help refine your animations, the Graph Editor.…First I'm going to clear my display by re-docking the Layer panel into the Comp…panel and closing all my previous compositions. And if you have the files that…came with this lesson, go ahead and open up Comp 03-Graph Editor*starter.…I'm going to press 0 on the numeric keypad to RAM-preview this. It will take a…while to cache up. And you might recognize this from the After Effects Apprentice:…Basic Animation lesson.…At this stage, we've entered all of our keyframes, but you might notice that the…movements are a bit jerky. For example, the snowflake just kind of plops into…place, the title comes up and just suddenly stops.…
It could be refined, it could be more elegant, and that's what we're going to try…to do in this chapter.…I'll move ahead and stop the animation, do Command+A on Mac, Ctrl+A on Windows…to select all my layers, and press U to reveal all of the keyframes.…
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