Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Navigating keyframes, part of After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline.
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One of the most common mistakes I see…when people are using keyframes is lack of synchronicity.…Ideally, many animations involve getting things to happen at the same time.…So as something lands, it's something happens over here.…Or two elements of text land and settle, stopping at the same time.…You don't always this, but when you do, you don't want slight variations…that have a little bit of a one or two frame drip one…way or the other.…Another issue I'll see is sometimes people just start to drag and they…think they've got everything precisely aligned,…but it doesn't really work that way.…
Well, here's the good news.…Pressing J or K will take you through your timeline.…K will move from one key frame to the next…going forward, and J will go backwards.…This makes it much easier to precisely align key frames here.…Holding down the Shift key, I am just snapping.…And…this is a good opportunity to increase the magnification level,…to be a little more precise.…
Here we go.…And you see, using those commands, made it easy…
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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
After Effects CC Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson14h 52m Appropriate for all
Mograph Techniques: Retiming and Tracking Footagewith Ian Robinson2h 46m Intermediate
1. Navigating the Timeline
2. Adjusting the Timeline
4. Switches Revealed
5. Controlling Layers
Composition markers2m 9s
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