Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing keyframes, part of After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation.
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We're going to start with a quick review of what keyframes look like, how to…reveal them, and how to navigate between them.…If you're already comfortable with this, feel free to skip to the next movie.…If you have the project files that come with this lesson, open the Project…AEA_Advanced Animation.aep, and we're going to be in composition 00-keyframes 101.…This composition contains an animation.…You can drag the Current Time Indicator through the Timeline to see how things…change over time, or you can click the RAM Preview button in the Preview panel,…or press zero on the Numeric keypad.…
The green bar shows it's caching the frames for this animation, and then we'll…play back in real time.…You see that we have our snowflake both moving around the screen, animating its…position, and also changing in size, animating its scale.…I'll press the Spacebar to start my preview.…To reveal my keyframes, I can do a few different things.…One, I can click on this arrow which we call a twirly, next to my source name…
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