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Daniel Stone
How to add keyframe without that annoying arc?
on Nov 16, 2013 at 5:26:05 pm

Hey guys,

How do you add a position keyframe without AE automatically adding an arc of movement?

In other words, let's say I have two keyframes for motion: start and stop.
- Keyframe 1 (start position): 960, 510,0
- Keyframe 2 (end position): 960, 510, 200
Rather than my object simply moving on the last value (from 0 to 200), the middle number (which is not at the default 540) doesn't stay at 510 -- it does a huge arc to like 50 and then back to 510. I can change views and manually adjust the arc with the handles but it's never perfectly still and it's highly time consuming.

Is there an easy way to delete/eliminate that arc?

Thanks ahead of time.


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Daniel Stone
Re: How to add keyframe without that annoying arc?
on Nov 16, 2013 at 5:30:50 pm

Sorry, I think I figured it out. In case anyone else needs it, right-click the keyframe and select Keyframe Interpolation. Then set Special Interpolation to 'Linear' rather than 'Continuous Bezier.'



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Frank Feijen
Re: How to add keyframe without that annoying arc?
on Nov 17, 2013 at 6:40:07 pm

Another solution, in case you want to keep beziermovement on x and z, would be to right-click on the position and choose 'seperate dimensions' - after that: just delete the y-keyframes since they are not needed.


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