ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

Adding space between keyframes

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Joe Burud
Adding space between keyframes
on Jan 28, 2011 at 10:05:02 pm

Hi,

I'm new to After Effects so please bear with me. Is there a short cut to adding more frames to the timeline of a composition? I know I can select keyframes by dragging the cursor over them and move the group but I'd like to just pick a spot on the timeline and add space (time) to all layers in the comp so I don't have to rearrange layers.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.


Return to posts index

Dave LaRonde
Re: Adding space between keyframes
on Jan 28, 2011 at 10:45:23 pm

I'm kinda confused here.

Are you asking about moving a group of keyframes on layers, or are you asking about increasing the length -- which equates to the duration -- of layers?

When you write, "Id like to just pick a spot on the timeline and add space (time) to all layers in the comp," it sounds like you're asking, "how do I make layers longer?"

I'll assume you want to know how to move keyframes:
  • Go to the first of a group of keyframes you want to move
  • Move the timeline cursor ahead by the amount of time you want this group to move
  • Lasso the group of keyframes
  • Shift-drag the keyframes

You can then get the first keyframe to snap to the location of the timeline cursor.

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


Return to posts index

Angie Taylor
Re: Adding space between keyframes
on Jan 29, 2011 at 9:55:47 am

Hi there,

You can also use this technique to create some additional time between "actions" in the timeline. This will split the layers so that you can drag each half apart, taking all the keyframes etc with it and leaving time in between the halves. I've used this technique several times when I've had very complex animation and dragging al the keyframes would have been labor-intensive.

1. Move to the beginning of the place where the space needs to be added.
2. Select all the layers you want to "add space between".
3. Split the layers by going to Edit > Split Layer
4. Move the Time Marker ahead by the amount of time you wish to add.
5. Select the End section of each layer you want to move.
6. Either drag them so that the in point lines up with the TimeMarker or hit the [ key to move the In point to the TM.

Hope this helps :-)

cheers,

Angie

Angie Taylor animation & illustration for television, film, web and devices

http://www.angietaylor.co.uk
Twitter: theangietaylor
Linkedin: theangietaylor
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Taylor/118378194869002



Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]