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Matthew Bealloffset animation data
by on Sep 9, 2009 at 12:40:06 pm

How do you offset keyframes without animating them?

-Matthew


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Dave LaRondeRe: offset animation data
by on Sep 9, 2009 at 3:30:41 pm

What do you mean? Moving keyframes in the timeline? Changing a value? Are you using AE's Offset effect? Please clarify.

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


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Matthew BeallRe: offset animation data
by on Sep 9, 2009 at 3:58:37 pm

I have animated a layer. However, I want to offset this whole animation by moving the layer left or right. I can easily do this by parenting it to a NULL and moving the null. In combustion/toxic, if I turn off animate and moved it where I want it, all of the animation and keyframes offset to the new location. Possible?

-Matthew



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Dave LaRondeRe: offset animation data
by on Sep 9, 2009 at 4:04:01 pm

[Matthew Beall] "In combustion/toxic, if I turn off animate and moved it where I want it, all of the animation and keyframes offset to the new location. Possible?"

Sorry, no. AE isn't Combustion. Your Null Object technique would work, and so would changing the layer's Anchor Point. Of the two, I like the null trick better.

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


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Matthew BeallRe: offset animation data
by on Sep 9, 2009 at 4:09:42 pm

Of the two, I like the null trick better.

Gotcha.. That's easy enough to do, I just didn't know if there was a more obvious (or 'correct') way..! :)

I hate to move the anchor point, everything revolves around it (literally!)..

Thanks,

-Matthew



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Dave LaRondeRe: offset animation data
by on Sep 9, 2009 at 4:19:06 pm

If rotation will be an issue -- the center of the layer will be changed by either of two methods described -- here's a third option: highlight all the keyframes for the layer's Position property. Use the cursor left/right keys to move ALL the keyframes on the Motion Path right or left. Shift-Cursor left/right moves 'em in multiples of 10.

That's a third way to do it, and probably the best of the bunch.

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


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Matthew BeallRe: offset animation data
by on Sep 16, 2009 at 12:36:24 pm

Yup, that does it. That is what I was looking for!

Click 'position' to highlight all the position keys, then you can just drag the layer (or use arrow keys) in the viewport to move the layer where you want. All the keyframes offset to the new location..

Perfect! Thanks!

-Matthew



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