Navigating the Graph Editor


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Navigating the Graph Editor

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 pre...

Navigating the Graph Editor
Video duration: 6m 27s 3h 1m Beginner Updated Nov 12, 2012

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Navigating the Graph Editor provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation

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Video
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After Effects
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