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Eric Chardhotkey for making keyframes
by on Nov 12, 2010 at 2:06:59 am

Is there a hotkey for making a frame for the selected layer/property at the current time?

IOW, I just don't want to have to mouse over to the damn "make a key" icon every frackin' time.


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Dave LaRondeRe: hotkey for making keyframes
by on Nov 12, 2010 at 3:45:50 am

Yes, there is. I recommend you look at the keyboard shortcuts section, found under the Help menu item.

For example: you can create an opacity keyframe using the current opacity setting by using the Option-t (Alt-t Win, I suppose) keyboard shortcut.

Once you make an initial keyframe, every adjustment made to that property creates another keyframe at the point of the timeline cursor.

This is all covered in the following web page:

...and in Adobe's online Help under "Getting Started".

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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: hotkey for making keyframes
by on Nov 12, 2010 at 2:35:09 pm

With CS5, you can switch on the Auto-animate button in the Timeline. But it creates more problems should you only want to edit a value without wanting a keyframe. issues crop up when you make multiple edits to the property at different times cos you will end up with LOTS of keyframes.

The old school way as Dave has pointed you to works well.


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