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Lesson 2. Ballet Special Bumper > Previewing the animation - Pg. 72

Ballet Special Bumper 8. 72 Paste Opacity keyframes for each letter layer as follows: 7:05 (first l), 7:10 (second l), 7:15 (e), and 7:20 (t). 9. 10. 11. 12. To give the letters a little more room to dance off the screen, you will scale them down slightly. Set the current time to 02:00, select all the letter layers, press the S key to display the Scale property, and then press Alt+Shift+S (Windows) or Option+S (Mac OS) to set a Scale key- frame. Leave the value set to 100%. You won't see the letters in the Composition window because the Opacity value is 0% at this point. Set the current time to 07:20, make sure all the letter layers are selected in the Time Layout window, click the underlined Scale value for any layer, enter 90 for the Scale value, and then click OK. The Scale values for all the layers change to 90%. Set the current time to 08:15, and then click the underlined Scale value, and set the Scale to 50% for all the letter layers. Collapse all layers and save the project. Previewing the animation You can preview by scrubbing, or dragging left or right, in the time ruler. Before you preview, you'll turn off the video for the layer and turn off the grid so you can get a better picture of what is happening. 1. Click the Hide Shy Layers button to display the shy layers in the Time Layout window, and then deselect the Video switch ( ) for the layer to hide the video in the Com- position window. Click the Hide Shy Layers button again to hide the layers in the Time Layout window. Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the safe-zones icon to turn off the grid. Press Ctrl+Shift+A (Windows) or Command+Shift+A (Mac OS) to deselect the layers. To preview the opacity changes that you just set, you will scrub (view by dragging the current- time marker) through the composition frame by frame. Set the current time to 02:00, and then press the Alt key (Windows) or Option key (Mac OS), and slowly drag the current-time marker to the right. You can use this scrubbing technique to go forward and backward through your composition. 2. 3. 4. 5.