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Brad Hodgson
Retiming keyframes easily
on May 31, 2010 at 9:46:40 pm

Hey all,

I have a spot that needs to be versioned for 4 different VOs. The spot grew to be a pretty big layered project... as there are lots of growing strokes, grids, etc.

For each version, the VO is pretty different from each other, so camera movement keyframes, motion keyframes, etc. will all need to be tweaked. Like I said before, the project grew pretty quickly, so adjusting timing keyframes individually is proving to be a pretty big pain.

Is there any expression that might connect all keyframes/layer lengths to the camera layer or to a Null of some sort to automatically pull keyframes back or forth in relation to camera retiming? Thanks in advance...


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Retiming keyframes easily
on Jun 1, 2010 at 8:29:02 am

It may help to set up markers on the VO in Premiere, import in AE and open all layers, select all keyframes you need to move and position them based on the markers. There may be an expression to do something like you're asking- post this in the expression forum.
Also, if you do not mind speed changes, you can use a time remap on the precomped animation. Set keyframes on the events (beginning and end of camera moves and animations in your timeline) and then move to match VO.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist
Bucharest, Romania

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