Learn Tips and Tricks for Use in an After Effects Work Area


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Work area tips and tricks

In the prior lessons, Trish and I talked about how useful the work area is in After Effects. Among other things it says rather than having to preview your entire composition, which is what I'm doing now, you can go ahead and drag the beginning of the work area, the ending of the work area, and now After Effects will preview just the duration of your comp underneath that work area bar. Kind of convenient! Double-click it to reset it to being the entire length of the composition and then trim it as necessary.

Not only does the work area control your preview duration, it can also optionally control the length of your renders and it also has some impact on some keyframes in some instances. For example, this sets the duration that we use for motion sketching. But there's a lot more you can do with this work area bar. As you may remember, the keyboard shortcuts are B to set the beginning of the work area and N for the end of the work area. If you move the Time Indicator to some point afte...

Work area tips and tricks
Video duration: 5m 40s 3h 1m Beginner Updated Nov 12, 2012

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Work area tips and tricks 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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