How to Navigate the Timeline in After Effects


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Working smarter: Navigating the Timeline

In this video, we're going to go over some key commands you can use to quickly navigate up and down your timeline. Now, I'm not talking about up and down the layers, I'm literally talking about up and down in time in your timeline. So, to get started, let's actually go ahead and select Layer 6. I'm going to press 6 on my keypad. Now, with Layer 6 selected, I want to see any keyframes that have been applied to that layer. So, I'm going to press the U key. Now if you see keyframes in a layer, you can go ahead and navigate between those keyframes just by pressing the J key to move earlier in your timeline. Or press K to move down in your timeline.

Now if you want to quickly move to the beginning or the end of a layer, you can press I to move to the beginning and O to move to the end of the layer. Now, I'm going to press J twice to move back to a couple keyframes here. If you want to trim the start point of a layer you can hold down the Option key on Mac or Alt on Windows, a...

Working smarter: Navigating the Timeline
Video duration: 4m 32s 14h 52m Appropriate for all Updated Nov 03, 2014

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Working smarter: Navigating the Timeline provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the After Effects CC Essential Training

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