Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Slip editing, part of After Effects Apprentice 04: Layer Control.
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Next, I want to show you a really useful feature in After Effects called slip editing.…Let's say that I created a Timeline that I'm basically happy with.…I've got the layers in the correct timing that I want in the overall…composition and I've got them stacked the way I wan,t etcetera.…However, I run across the layer and say the external in and out points,…this timing relative to the Timeline is fine, but I don't like the segment of…content that's being shown inside that period of time.…Well, I can go ahead and use the Slip Editing feature to change what content I'm…using from the source without changing the time that layer is visible in the…overall Timeline and overall composition.…
I am going to select my fist layer here, Clock+Skyline.…Press I to go to its In point.…Keep an eye on these In, Outs, and Durations.…These are relative to the overall comp.…Next, I am going to move my cursor over this ghosted area in the bar before or…after the segment that's actually visible and being used in the Timeline.…
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®.
- Sliding and trimming
- Slip-editing and insert-editing layers
- Employing blending modes to enhance layers and composites
- Applying, modifying, and saving animation presets and layer styles
- Using adjustment layers to affect multiple layers
- Experimenting with effects using Brainstorm
- Understanding pixel aspect ratios