Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Slamming down with Hold keyframes, part of After Effects Apprentice: 03 Advanced Animation.
We have spent most of this lesson so far in trying to show you how to make…smooth elegant animations.…What now I am going to show you is how to make jerky slamdowns on animations…and to do that we'll use hold keyframes.…Now Trish talked about hold keyframes in the basic animation lesson, but I am…going to show you a very different application of them here.…First I am going to clear my display by doing Close All from the Comp panel, and…then if you have the project files open up comp 06-Slam Down*starter.…If you don't have the files, just bring in in any object or piece of text that…you might want to animate.…
What I have right here is the word REJECT inside of frame, and I want to make…this word appear to come from a height then slam down on my white screen and…keep drifting afterwards.…I might even make it blink just for fun.…Okay, now as we have mentioned before, quite often when you animate a good…place to start keyframing is at the end at your final desired pose.…Well, this is my final desired pose and let's say I want to achieve that one…
After Effects Apprentice is created by Trish and Chris Meyer and designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- 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
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