Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with time display format, part of After Effects Apprentice: 03 Advanced Animation.
- [Voiceover] The last thing I want to talk about…in this lesson is how time is displayed in After Effects…and how you can change this time display.…You've probably noticed that as you move…the current time indicator, the time displays…at the bottom of the comp panel…and the top left edge at the timeline panel increment…depending on what frame you're on.…As I press page down,…you'll see that frame number increment.…You might have noticed something kind of funky goes on here,…if you're not used to video,…when you get up to frame number 29.…
It rolls over to one second and zero frame.…This is how SMPTE timecode,…the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers,…count time, particularly when working with video.…They count in terms of hours, minutes, seconds, and frames.…To see and change those options,…we'll go to file, project settings, and focus on…the top of this dialogue, display style.…The first area is the SMPTE timecode,…and I'll get back to that in a second.…But you have other options such as frames.…
After Effects Apprentice is created by Trish and Chris Meyer and designed to be used on their own and as a companion to their book After Effects Apprentice.
- Understanding how keyframes work under the hood
- Controlling the anchor point to create more predictable animations
- Mastering the Graph Editor for the ultimate control over keyframes
- Animating parameters including motion paths
- Hand-drawing motion paths to simplify complex movements
- Applying and tweaking Motion Blur
- Using hold keyframes
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Q: How do I transition from one piece of animated type to another in After Effects?
Q: This course was updated on 11/09/2012. What changed?
A: We have updated the movie dealing with Time Display to be applicable to working with different versions of After Effects (from CS4 to CS6). We also added a movie that shows our premium subscribers how to use the exercise files, including the new exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.
Q: This course was updated on 11/07/2016. What changed?
A: We updated five videos to stay up to date with the latest changes in After Effects CC.