Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining speed changes with the Graph Editor, part of After Effects Apprentice: 10 Time Games.
It can be confusing to figure out exactly what Time Remapping is doing just by…looking at keyframes down in the Timeline panel.…I mean you can go to previous and next keyframes and look at the Time Remap…value versus the Comps value,…but a better tool to actually understand what's going on is to go into the Graph Editor.…Once we do that, we've got some nice lines that actually show how time is progressing.…This line indicates time in the source clip, versus time in the…overall composition.…As we go through here, we can see how time progresses, how now the slope of…change of time is now more gradual.…
When the slope goes downwards that indicates that time is going backwards, and…going forwards again.…This is looking at the default Auto-Select Graph Type, which is the value…graph for time-remap:…what second of the source is playing at what second of the composition.…Perhaps even more interesting is to look at the Speed Graph for time remapping.…This actually indicates what's going on speed-wise.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Smoothing out slow motion
- Creating stop motion
- Creating hold and freeze frames
- Keyframing time
- Crossfading stop motion frames
- Setting multiple playback speeds
Skill Level Intermediate
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A: We added exercise files designed for After Effects CS6, as well as a movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files.