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Alistair GallopRecording Changes as you edit
by on Nov 3, 2012 at 3:50:17 am

When using the puppet tool, I often use the ability to record the changes in playback mode.

Is there anyway to do this for other transform items etc? For example, adjusting the rotate parameter in the transform options of an object and get these changes to keyframe in automatically as the comp plays?

Thanks

Ali


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Vishesh AroraRe: Recording Changes as you edit
by on Nov 3, 2012 at 7:23:11 am

Alistair

I am a little bit confused but I think If you will Enable "Auto-Keyframe Properties when Modified" button(small Stopwatch icon near Graph Editor), it will generate key frames automatically with the change in parameters.

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Alistair GallopRe: Recording Changes as you edit
by on Nov 3, 2012 at 4:16:49 pm

But is there anyway I can record the changes in playback? The same as with the puppet tool when I hold cmd and adjust a pin?

An example of this is I want to animate the scale of an object to keep scaling up and down etc but instead of adding a keyframe > moving playhead > adding another keyframe.... Can I playback and move the scale transform and keyframes will be added to suit?

Thanks

Ali


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Vishesh AroraRe: Recording Changes as you edit
by on Nov 3, 2012 at 8:11:49 pm

Ali

I have n't seen anyone ever doing so. So far I think its not possible.

Vishesh Arora
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Dave LaRondeRe: Recording Changes as you edit
by on Nov 5, 2012 at 3:15:04 pm

[Alistair Gallop] " I want to animate the scale of an object to keep scaling up and down etc but instead of adding a keyframe > moving playhead > adding another keyframe.... Can I playback and move the scale transform and keyframes will be added to suit?"

You can't do this through the use of keyframes, but you can do this with an expression. As discussed in this thread, you've gotten a good sense of what can and can't be cone with keyframes.

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


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Walter SoykaRe: Recording Changes as you edit
by on Nov 5, 2012 at 2:31:15 pm

[Vishesh Arora] " If you will Enable "Auto-Keyframe Properties when Modified" button(small Stopwatch icon near Graph Editor), it will generate key frames automatically with the change in parameters."

Anyone who enables Auto-keyframing [link] should know exactly what this button does, because it overrides a fundamental After Effects behavior.

Ordinarily, keyframes are only created when the stopwatch toggle for a property has been enabled. This means that if you do not manually toggle the stopwatch, any change you make to a property affects that property for the entire duration of the layer.

When you enabled auto-keyframing, any time you touch a parameter, whether you have manually activated the stopwatch toggle or not, the stopwatch will be enabled and a keyframe will be created. This means that if you try to tweak the position of an item that is supposed to be static, you are actually creating a position keyframe. It is very easy to mess up your animation if you're not expecting this behavior!

Walter Soyka
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Walter SoykaRe: Recording Changes as you edit
by on Nov 5, 2012 at 2:34:21 pm

There's motion sketch [link], but real-time anything isn't Ae's forte.

Walter Soyka
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Vishesh AroraRe: Recording Changes as you edit
by on Nov 5, 2012 at 2:38:51 pm

Walter
Thanks for the brief on Auto-Keyframe button. I was very helpful.

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

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Vishesh AroraRe: Recording Changes as you edit
by on Nov 5, 2012 at 2:44:54 pm

Oh sorry..
I mean It* was very helpful.

Vishesh Arora
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Walter SoykaRe: Recording Changes as you edit
by on Nov 5, 2012 at 2:46:42 pm

[Vishesh Arora] "Thanks for the brief on Auto-Keyframe button."

You're welcome.

Auto-keyframe is not my favorite feature -- I've actually campaigned for its removal because it causes so much grief for beginners who mistakenly click on it and then inadvertently trash their animations.

Compared with some other applications, I'd say that Ae has semi-automatic keyframing (off until you enable keyframing for a parameter, then automatically keyframing every parameter chnage). I think that auto-keyframe is a more useful tool in other other applications which do not record any keyframes by default.

Walter Soyka
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Vishesh AroraRe: Recording Changes as you edit
by on Nov 5, 2012 at 3:00:50 pm

Absolutely right Walter!

For 3D application like C4D and others, its one of my favorite.

I myself haven't used it till now for any project but thought it may help. Thanks again for the tip.

Vishesh Arora
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Films Rajendra

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http://digieffects.wordpress.com

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Alistair GallopRe: Recording Changes as you edit
by on Nov 6, 2012 at 3:30:58 pm

Some very helpful input on this feed! thanks to all.


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