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Adam SeeleyCan I bake my time-remapping to new key-frames in the pre-comp.
by on Nov 30, 2015 at 9:34:55 am

Hi guys & gals,

I have a large comp with many animations, key-frames and nested compositions.

I had to change the timing across the main comp to start slow and ramp the speed up by the end.
This re-timing has been approved now and the re-timed comp is about half the length of the old one.

Is it now possible to bake the time-remapping info into the main comp so that I can drop the time-remapped version and fine tune the, now retimed, master comp?

Obviously I just want to avoid having to shift everything by hand.

Many thanks,

Adam Seeley


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Dave LaRondeRe: Can I bake my time-remapping to new key-frames in the pre-comp.
by on Nov 30, 2015 at 3:37:58 pm

Prerender the time remapped stuff. Life gets easier. That's how you "bake" in AE.

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


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Adam SeeleyRe: Can I bake my time-remapping to new key-frames in the pre-comp.
by on Nov 30, 2015 at 5:12:16 pm

Hi Dave,

Indeed, but that's too final for me at this stage.

The original comp is quite a heavy render so I don't want to waste time over-rendering as such.

Also, I still need to fine tune transitions etc. in what would be the re-sped version.

I guess I need a clever script that will translate the time re-mapping to the keyframes in the pre-comp.
(If anyone's heard of such a thing).

Thanks,

Adam.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Can I bake my time-remapping to new key-frames in the pre-comp.
by on Nov 30, 2015 at 5:22:54 pm

Wait... you want to drop the now-approved, time-remapped version, correct? You want to substitute a "baked" version instead, corect? Well, that's a prerender... which then allows you to work with a single layer that no longer needs rendering, and with which you easily can work in the much larger comp.

Unless I'm missing something, I'd say that's the way to go.

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


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Adam SeeleyRe: Can I bake my time-remapping to new key-frames in the pre-comp.
by on Nov 30, 2015 at 10:31:03 pm

Nopedy nope, it still needs to be live.

I have a long comp that has many layers and animations.

To save time shifting loads of layers & keyframes around, I brought that master comp into a new clean comp and time-remapped the whole thing to create a speed ramp.

The re-timing is approved (not the whole job),I still need to work on many aspects of the animation.

I was hoping to bake the time-remapping to all the keyframes in the comp below.

The more I think about it, the less likely it is to be possible.

It would need a script to analyse each layer, apply the scaling of the time-remap values to the keys and plot frame-by-frame keys for all the animations.

I mainly work in 3D and it's not unusual to create layered animations on objects before baking the keys out to a simpler, single layer of animation.

Thanks though,

Adam.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Can I bake my time-remapping to new key-frames in the pre-comp.
by on Nov 30, 2015 at 11:24:18 pm

Bummer. You're stuck, I fear.

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


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