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Marcus Levin
Convert into keyframes
on Mar 16, 2011 at 1:59:49 pm

Hi guys!

Is it possible in after effects convert an interpolation into keyframes?

Thanks!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Convert into keyframes
on Mar 16, 2011 at 3:03:38 pm

Your question assumes that you already have the interpolation you want on another layer.

For normal spatial transform properties such as scale, position and rotation you can parent another to this existing layer. For other properties -- opacity, parameters in effects, etc. -- you can use an expression.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Marcus Levin
Re: Convert into keyframes
on Mar 16, 2011 at 7:23:48 pm

Thanks for answer my question Dave.


I think I didn’t make myself clear. I’ll give an example.
In Adobe Flash, we can select the key frames that has an interpolation (or tween) and by selecting the 2 keyframes (the first and the last one) and then, by cicking the RMB, I have the option CONVERT TO KEYFRAMES , which means that a keyframe is assigned to each frame of my interpolation.
I would like to know if the same is possible to do in after effects.

Regards


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Convert into keyframes
on Mar 16, 2011 at 7:43:45 pm

Since I don't know beans about Flash, that description was helpful. Thanks.

As you might suspect, AE does things differently: different terminology, different way of doing things. Thus, interpolation has a different meaning: it's about speed, motion and direction; it's not about filling the gaps between two previously-established keyframes.

To make a move, you create a beginning and ending keyframe... and then you can play around with the interpolation, which can affect a move's acceleration, and the shape of the motion path. In AE it's always best to make the least number of keyframes to accomplish something.

Here's the reference to Keyframe Interpolation from AE's Online Help:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/aftereffects/cs/using/WS3878526689cb91655866c11...

...and if you're just getting started with AE, the following is ALWAYS a good beginning point:
http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2010/01/getting-started-with-after-eff.h...

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Marcus Levin
Re: Convert into keyframes
on Mar 16, 2011 at 8:08:47 pm

Thanks for the replay!

Regards!


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Tom Lock
Re: Convert into keyframes
on Nov 30, 2011 at 7:03:31 pm

Hi Marcus, I realize this is probably too late to help you with what you were trying to accomplish this on, but I came across your question while searching for an answer to it myself. I have found it here:

http://www.wondertouch.com/tutorials/aharon/ae_to_pi/ae_to_pi_keyframes.htm

skip to "Part 2: Non-Linear Interpolation"

It has the goods you asked for, I hope this still proves useful to you in some way.

-Tom


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