FORUMS: list search recent posts

Simple begin/end of layer question

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Bobby Mesozoic
Simple begin/end of layer question
on Feb 9, 2017 at 2:47:27 pm

Hello,

Is there a way to split a layer and designate each layer as having an end mark?

In the picture here it's one clip i've split up into 4 layers....the first layer and last layer are the beginning and end of the clip....you can see circled in red these arrows obviously designate the beginning and end of the clip even though it's been split up into layers.

In all the clips except the last you can see circled in blue that at the point where I split them there's still the greyed out area beyond where the layer was split....in the layer with the true end of the clip this make certain time effects behave differently. Is there an easy way to give this true end black marker designation to all the layers?

Thanks!



Return to posts index

Dave LaRonde
Re: Simple begin/end of layer question
on Feb 9, 2017 at 4:03:46 pm

There are a couple of ways to do this:
Duplicate the layer a few times, move them left or right on the timeline, and adjust in-out points.
Split the layer a few times, move them left or right on the timeline, and adjust in-out points.

There's no way to make them automatic nor to avoid careful adjustments. But you'll get the hang of it.

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


Return to posts index

Walter Soyka
Re: Simple begin/end of layer question
on Feb 9, 2017 at 5:35:19 pm

The end mark shows the absolute end, the final frame, of a piece of timed media. These include video, audio, or composition layers. Stills, solids, shape layers, text layers, nulls, cameras, lights, adjustment layers, etc. never have these marks, because they are timeless.

The only way to get that mark on a piece of timed media is for the out point of the layer to be its final frame, which will obviously change the visible content of the layer, too.

See here for more:
https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/selecting-arranging-layers.html

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


Return to posts index


Walter Soyka
Re: Simple begin/end of layer question
on Feb 9, 2017 at 5:36:07 pm

Here's a direct link to the section in the docs on trimming, extending and slip-editing layers:
https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/selecting-arranging-layers.html...

Walter Soyka
Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
@keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]


Return to posts index

Kevin Camp
Re: Simple begin/end of layer question
on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:26:34 pm

if you precompose each split layer individually and select the options for 'move all attributes..." and "adjust composition duration..." it will do what you are asking. it will also do the same to the in-points (not sure if that will be an issue for you).

unfortunately, it also moves your time effects to the new pre-comps, so those will need to get cut/pasted from the layer in each pre-comp onto the pre-comp layer in the main comp to work as desired with the time effects.

Kevin Camp
Art Director
KCPQ, KZJO & KRCW


Return to posts index

Bobby Mesozoic
Re: Simple begin/end of layer question
on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:33:46 pm

Thank you guys so much! I'm gonna give these a try see which works best for what im looking for, much appreciated. Cheers


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]