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Pedro Saboya BurgosTrouble keyframing
by on Nov 22, 2010 at 2:03:17 pm


I just started working with After Effects, I already know the basics of keyframing from FCP, but I'm having trouble with keyframing the Anchor Point of my work.

It's supposed to move from left to right, keeping the Y position at the same height. However, when I set the "in" and "out" keyframes, changing the X axis and keeping the Y, it changes the X like it's supposed to, and the Y goes a little up and then comes back to it's starting point (where it should have stayed). It makes a little parabol.

So I checked basic videos on youtube. Nothing about that. I checked my graph editor, it says the Y is still from one point to another.

is it a bug or am I forgetting something really basic?


Pedro Saboya Burgos
Assistant Video Editor
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Dave LaRondeRe: Trouble keyframing
by on Nov 22, 2010 at 5:15:01 pm

It sounds like you're using a Bezier motion path. To get rid of slight deviation in the straight line, just highlight the keyframes in question one at a time, and adjust the Bezier handles.

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

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