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Stefano Bassini
Move objects without animation
on Jun 1, 2012 at 10:15:01 pm

Hi all,

I'm new to Adobe After Effects, and when I say new I mean brand-new, I've just installed it a couple of hours ago. I want to make a video with music in the background in which I zoom into several parts of the picture but without animating the change of position. In other words, I show a part of the picture, stay still on that part for a few seconds, then show another part and do the same thing over again. To do this, I'm going to need to scale the images other than moving them, because I will need to zoom in at different levels to show the portion that I want to show. So I will need to change both position and scale at the same time. In any case, I do not want to show the animation. Is there anyway to turn it off or something?

I probably could find something simpler than After Effects to achieve what sounds like such a simple goal, but I do want to wet my feet into this software, and get the hang of it.

Thanks a lot

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John Cuevas
Re: Move objects without animation
on Jun 2, 2012 at 1:22:25 am

Sounds like you want hold keyframes. Easy way would be to set your first keyframe and press "cntl+alt+h" that will turn the first keyframe into a hold keyframe and every keyframe you set after that will also be a hold keyframe.

You can also create all your keyframes, select them all at once and then do "cntl+alt+h" and that will turn them all into holds at one time. Also, you can right click on a keyframe and select "Toggle Hold Keyframe"

And if that wasn't enough ways, "cntl + alt + click" will change a regular keyframe into a hold keyframe and vice-versa if you do it twice.

Johnny Cuevas, Editor

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Stefano Bassini
Re: Move objects without animation
on Jun 2, 2012 at 8:21:54 am

That did the trick, thanks.

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