I am starting to dive into text and I have hit a wall. I am using the CS4 classroom in a book. When I apply a a text preset from bridge, (that is how I see which effect I want to use), when I open the properties for that preset, I can't move the key frames. The keyframes are small black dots. I like the preset in its entirety, but the preset starts at the time indicator, but sometimes the preset takes a while to fade in etc. I want to have better control over the timing or the two keyframes. maybe I am not far enough along yet, but can the text expression keyframes be selected and dragged along the timeline like other keyframes?
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[Nelson May]"when I open the properties for that preset, I can't move the key frames. The keyframes are small black dots"
That's because you didn't open the properties that are actually animated. Just highlight the layer in question, and hit "uu" -- that's the u key 2 times fast. AE will reveal all the properties that have been changed from defaults.
If you just want to see the keyframes, highlight the layer and hit the u key once.
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