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Chapter 2.  The Timeline > Working with Keyframes

Working with Keyframes

The After Effects keyframe interface is fairly highly evolved, meaning you can create quite complex animations in After Effects. I mastered keyframes in After Effects by matchmoving shots in After Effects 2.0, before there was any tracker. If you feel like you need a refresher of the basics of keyframes, they are well detailed in the documentation. Press F1 to launch After Effects Help in a Web browser and choose Animating Layers for solid, basic information on transforms and keyframes. If you want to know all the nuances of the various types of keyframes available, choose Fine-tuning Animation. In this chapter, I will focus only on the issues that come up all the time for effects compositors.

When using rub text in either the Timeline or Effect Controls window, holding down Shift while dragging increments at ten times the normal amount, while holding down Ctrl+Alt (Cmd+Option) increments at one tenth the normal amount. The “normal amount” is often, but not always, 1 for any given property; it depends on the slider range, which you can edit by context-clicking on the value and choosing Edit Value.



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