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David Honan
Problems with dragging and snapping a layer to a marker :-(
on Oct 9, 2014 at 10:47:05 am

Hi from OS grid reference SE628502 :-)

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc53/zymurgy_bucket/drag-snap-ae_zpscb4a...

The above link illustrates my problem but here goes... In Ae version CC i ofter want to drag the end of a timeline layer to snap to a marker. I just cant do it... there's tonnes of advice on how to get the playhead to snap but what about if you want to drag a layer to snap precisely to the playhead or marker.

Thanks in advance,
David


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Walter Soyka
Re: Problems with dragging and snapping a layer to a marker :-(
on Oct 9, 2014 at 1:14:14 pm

[David Honan] "there's tonnes of advice on how to get the playhead to snap but what about if you want to drag a layer to snap precisely to the playhead or marker."

Hold the Shift key while dragging the layer's end point. This will allow you to snap in/out points, markers, and keyframes in the timeline.

Also, the keyboard shortcut to set a layer's end point is Alt+]. Since your marker is numbered, you could press 1 on the main keyboard to go to marker 1 (main numbers go to markers), then press 1 on the numeric keypad to select layer 1 if it is not already selected (numpad numbers select layers), then press Alt+] to set its end point to the CTI.

Walter Soyka
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