Understanding graph types


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Understanding graph types

A very important part of the Graph Editor is deciding what type of graphs are being drawn, and that's set by the second pop-up menu, Choose graph type and options. The default is to auto-select the graph type, show you the type of graph that makes the most sense at that given time. For example, with Snowflake most of the parameters are simple values that change over time. They're temporal keyframes. Therefore, we'd see value graphs for those parameters, and the value rule is here along the left side of the screen, from 0 to 500, and also going negative, depending on what the value is.

For example, the Snowflake is rotating from -90 degrees to 0, while opacity is starting at 0 and going to 100%. On the other hand, position is more of a spatial value. I'll select the Snowstorm Title to show that. In this case, the graph type will change to showing the velocity, how many pixels per second my layer is traveling, as opposed to a specific pixel value. And again, along this left si...

Understanding graph types
Video duration: 5m 8s 3h 1m Beginner Updated Nov 12, 2012

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Understanding graph types provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 03: Advanced Animation

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