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A Quick Tour of Adobe After Effects >  Synchronizing animation

Synchronizing animation

Now you'll set Scale keyframes for the Merged/M.psd layer that are synchronized with the Position value keyframes. By doing this, you'll create the effect of the peppers falling, because they will appear smaller and smaller as they travel toward the center of the background layer.

  1. With the Merged/M.psd layer selected in the Time Layout window, press the letter I on the keyboard to move the current-time marker to the beginning of the layer, which is called the layer's In point.

  2. Hold down Shift and press S to open the Scale property. When you press Shift while opening a layer property, other open properties remain open as well.

  3. Click the stopwatch to set the initial Scale keyframe at the default value of 100.

    You can easily set the Scale keyframes to the same time as the Position keyframes by clicking the Position keyframe navigator arrows.


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  4. Click the right-facing Position keyframe navigator arrow to move the current-time marker to the location of the next Position keyframe (8:00).

  5. Change the Scale value to 55. After Effects automatically creates a new Scale keyframe at 8:00.

  6. Click the right-facing Position keyframe navigator arrow again to move the current time to 9:00, and then click the Scale keyframe navigator box to create a keyframe identical to the previous keyframe.

  7. Click the right-facing Position keyframe navigator arrow one more time to move the current time to 10:00, and then change the Scale value to 100. To determine if you set all the keyframes correctly, compare your Time Layout window to the window below.


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