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Yoshiko Tanaka
Dragging a layer (left and right) in timeline without moving keyframes?
on Nov 26, 2014 at 10:59:32 pm

Hello,

I have a newbie question. I would like to drag a layer in timeline (left and right) without moving keyframes that I made for position. In the layer is a pre-comp. Is it possible?? Please advise. Thank you millions in advance!

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Dave LaRonde
Re: Dragging a layer (left and right) in timeline without moving keyframes?
on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:34:20 pm

Nope. Keep track of the number of frames you move the layer, and whether you move it towards the head or tail. Then move the keyframes in by the same number of frames in the opposite direction.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Graham Macfarlane
Re: Dragging a layer (left and right) in timeline without moving keyframes?
on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:45:41 pm

Hi Yoshiko,

Whilst not a perfect solution, you should be able to use the pan behind tool to help with this.

If the precomp is fully extended to its limits in the timeline (you will see the little black triangles in the top corners of the layer) the pan behind tool won’t do anything.

Therefore, first, you need to trim the in or out point to where you need the layer to start or finish playing (short cut: Alt+[ Alt+] )
Then use the pan behind tool to drag the layer to match that trimmed in or out.
Finally fix the trim on the other end of the footage as needed.

Graham Macfarlane - CGI specialist
Elyarch Ltd - London UK

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