Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Set markers with durations, part of After Effects CC 2017: New Features.
- [Narrator] As you may know in the past you've been able to…set a marker for a composition up here, or on a layer,…you can give it a label, but it always just applied to a…single point in time.…Now, it's easy to give a marker duration to show that…it applies to a range of time.…So, here's how you do it.…Let's suppose that I've gotten this note that says,…fade in here, but I don't really understand…exactly what that means.…Well, a more meaningful note would actually be…first of all to, drag the layer back if I want to,…but then, actually give the note a duration,…where is the fade-in occurring, so here's a double ended…arrow, and when I click on the key frame,…I can drag it around, but if I hold down Option on a Mac,…or Alt on Windows, I'll see a single directional arrow…that let's me drag out the keyframe,…and now it has duration.…
So, now I know oh, the fade in should start over here,…from zero, and go across this range of frames.…So, the same applies, of course, to a layer marker.…I can just drag this out.…
The November 2016 release is just the first of many for After Effects CC 2017. Mark will update the course as soon as new features are released. Check back often for new tutorials.
- Using the CINEMA 4D renderer
- Workflow improvements
- Syncing with Typekit
- Applying Unmult as an animation preset
- Performance enhancements
- Collaborating on team projects