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Michael WilliamsKeyframes
by on Nov 11, 2010 at 4:32:16 pm

Alright so I know that the values between two key frames are determined by After Effects by means of linear/quadratic functions but my problem is that the values between two keyframes that are exactly the same value change. For example the first keyframe is -300 and the second is -300. How do i keep every value the same between these two keyframes without adding keyframes for every frame inbetween.

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Kevin CampRe: Keyframes
by on Nov 11, 2010 at 6:01:55 pm

normally you'd just set another keyframe with that same value (or copy/paste the keyframe), however, i think you are experiencing the 'boomerang' effect that can happen with non-linear spacial interpolation.... see these tutorials:

for a quick remedy, try selecting the two keyframes and choose animation>keyframe interpolation. set the spacial interpolation to linear.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer

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Michael WilliamsRe: Keyframes
by on Nov 12, 2010 at 5:09:26 am

Thank you so much. This was exactly what i was looking for, and the tutorial link you provided gave much needed help. Thanks again.


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Eric ChardRe: Keyframes
by on Nov 11, 2010 at 6:46:52 pm

Change the keyframe interpolation to "LINEAR".

"Putting the HARM in 'harmonica' since 2005."

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