Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Nudge keyframes, part of After Effects Guru: Mastering the Timeline.
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Another thing to realize is that key frames can be nudged, so if you get…a key frame slightly off you can actually nudge it into position using the keyboard.…This is much easier to do small one or two frame adjustments than…it is to copy and paste at such a small level of detail.…With the key frame selected I can use the Alt…key Or on a mac use option, and then alt…left and right arrow will nudge the key frame in one frame incriments.…
This makes it much easier to precisely allign individual key frames.…Remember, if you can't see the level…of detail necessary, consider adjusting your zoom level.…So you can more precisely tell if items are in alignment.…If you zoom far enough in, you'll actually start to see some spacing indicating…the start and end frames for an individual duration.…At maximum zoom level, you'll see for example, the play head is…one frame wide which is why we have the highlighted area here.…
One of the most common errors I see are people not zooming to adequate…detail, and they start snapping things to the beginning and end of the playhead.…
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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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