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Catherine ChanParenting/Rotating issues
by on Aug 27, 2009 at 4:14:31 am

I'm new to AE and I'm currently working on a kinetic typography project.

I have four compositions with animated lines of text within a main composition and they're parented to each previous layer. All the animation (rotate, scale and position) key frames have behaved so far, but for the 5th composition, I need the previous four to rotate 90 degrees clockwise. I've placed key frames on the 1st composition (since they're all linked) before it rotates to keep it in place, then a few frames along, I've placed another key frame and rotated the text. Problem is, going to the start of the timeline, it's rotated everything around as well. How can I stop it from rotating all the other previous key frames?

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david bogieRe: Parenting/Rotating issues
by on Aug 27, 2009 at 3:05:56 pm

I have no idea what you're seeing.

The standard answer for such inquires is to Precompose and apply your last set of moves to the downstream setup.


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Catherine ChanRe: Parenting/Rotating issues
by on Aug 28, 2009 at 12:01:17 am

Nevermind. Not too long after I posted the question, I found I hadn't put a keyframe on the rotate layer, and I'd been trying to figure it out for a whole day!

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