Use of the Auto-keyframe Mode in After Effects


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Using Auto-keyframe mode

In this movie, I'll cover a new feature added in CS5 called Auto-keyframe mode. I'll start with a blank project and drag in my title. I'll move it down into position. Next, I'll add the Snowflake movie. If you remember from earlier in the lesson, the snowflake will animate into position. Just so you can see what's going to happen, I'll twirl down Transformations. Now earlier what we saw that if you turn on the stopwatch for Position or Scale or Rotation, it will then remember the value of a keyframe at this point in time, and then you can start making an animation.

The idea behind Auto-keyframe mode is that you don't have to turn on the stopwatches. Now you enable Auto-keyframe mode by clicking on the large stopwatch in the Timeline. When it's enabled, it will appear in red. As soon as you make any change to the layer, it will figure out what property you're trying to animate and turn on the stopwatch for you. For instance if I scale the layer, the Scale...

Using Auto-keyframe mode
Video duration: 4m 47s 2h 19m Beginner Updated Nov 09, 2012

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Using Auto-keyframe mode provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 02: Basic Animation

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