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Thomas Horne
Paste Keyframes Starting at Layer's In Point?
on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:30:22 pm

Hi Folks,

I'm sitting here doing a lot of something that I often have to do - which is pasting a set number of keyframes on a number of layers. In this case, an opacity drop, starting at 100 at the layer's in point, and going down to 0 after 20 frames.

The problem is, there's 80 layers in the comp, with the in points staggered all over the place. And of course, when you copy a set of keyframes, it always puts the first keyframe wherever the playhead is. So I have to select each layer, hit "I" to move the playhead to the layer's in point, and then paste the keyframes.

What I'm wondering is, is there a way to paste keyframes so that the first keyframe is set at the layer's in point, regardless of where the playhead is? If so, I could just select all the layers, hit CMD+V, and be done... which would be amazing... any ideas?


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Michael Heid
Re: Paste Keyframes Starting at Layer's In Point?
on Oct 1, 2009 at 11:41:08 am

There is a preset effect called fade in and out frames which might prove helpful for this issue. It does a fade up and out based on frames you specify and the in and out of the layer regardless of where it is on the timeline.


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Thomas Horne
Re: Paste Keyframes Starting at Layer's In Point?
on Oct 11, 2009 at 9:06:24 am

Yeah, looks like this does help with that one issue - thanks for the post!

It still would be amazing if there was, say, a shortcut where pasting keyframes would automatically put the first keyframe (of whatever it was) at the layer's in point, rather than the playhead...


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