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#41 Guest_Firebetty_*

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 07:20 PM

I got a couple...(for mac)

If you want to jump to each keyframe....
"k" to move forward in the timeline
"j" to move backward.

If you build a mask and you want the inverse...instead of going into your matte options,
while your mask is still active, just hit Shift+Command+ I. this will check the "invert" box next to your mask option.


Most of you probably know the following....
Shortcut to Mask Feather...
just hit "f" when your layer is selected.

If you hit "option" while doing the shortcut for any transform action...you will set a keyframe wherever you are in the timeline. (option+"s"= sets a scale keyframe / option +"t" =sets an opacity keyframe)

This also works with masks, option+"m"

Edited by Firebetty, 09 February 2006 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2006 - 07:32 PM

Oh, and of course...there's the all-time best one ever...

Command+E....edit original.

#43 Guest_Kevin Walenciak_*

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 11:09 AM

Some really nice tips!
Thanks all of u

#44 Guest_Kevin Walenciak_*

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 11:48 PM

Oh sorry forgot.

Select a precomp in you timeline and press alt + enter to open composition.

#45 Guest_Firebetty_*

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:58 PM

In the render queue select your comp. Then choose  Composition > Add output module. Now you can render and output to more than output setting. Thus rendering only once but creating several different versions (codecs, alpha only, image sequences etc).

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You can also highlight the words "Output Module" in your render queue and hit Command+"D" - it will duplicate it and you can select a different one. That way you don't have to go into your dropdown menus...

YAY

#46 Guest_edamame_*

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:50 PM

Select a precomp in you timeline and press alt + enter to open composition.

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or hold down alt and just double click the precomp in the timeline to open it.

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 09:28 AM

or hold down alt and just double click the precomp in the timeline to open it.

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Thats even easyer :D
Thanks

#48 Guest_theodoredaley_*

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 03:25 PM

Hold down Ctrl (Command) while dragging over a layer with sound to get a scrub.

#49 Guest_brandj6000_*

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 04:22 PM

Select a 3D layer somewhere in your comp.
Now hit Command-Shift-Option-Backslash.
Your camera will move to frame up the layer.
Not exactly auto-orient itself to it, but still useful.

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:45 PM

Select a 3D layer somewhere in your comp.
Now hit Command-Shift-Option-Backslash.
Your camera will move to frame up the layer.
Not exactly auto-orient itself to it, but still useful.

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good one.

#51 Guest_Sao_Bento_*

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 06:30 PM

Tip: Those who work with complex scenes made up of 3D layers will benefit greatly from reading the part of the AE manual that covers the world/local/view axis modes.

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 10:25 PM

Just thought I'd add this one that I use all the time.

To trim your footage to the exact time that you want in the timeline use:

alt+] for out
or
alt+[ for in

I love it.

#53 Guest_scofield_*

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 04:43 AM

in 'custom view' mode 'c' will cycle through rotate/zoom/pan for navigating through 3d layers.

it's a simple one but didn't see it mentioned and i don't want to work =P

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 03:28 AM

thanks so much for this thread, it's already saved me 20 minutes in the last hour!

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 08:14 PM

Shift+Command+H - Toggle Mask On/Off

Full Screen Mode of mentioned but it didn't work for me, but I found a key that did the job in AE 7. The keys under the escape key the ` or ~ key. Hit that and you get full screen mode for whatever window is clicked.

Opt+/ - Fit To Screen
/ - 100%

Channel Colors -
Opt+1 - Red
Opt+2 - Green
Opt+3 - Blue
Opt+4 - Alpha
Then hit any combo twice to go back to RGB

Edited by Beerad, 12 April 2006 - 08:18 PM.


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Posted 26 April 2006 - 05:37 PM

Anybody know how to reverse the order of Layers in a comp? (ie: make top layer the bottom, and make bottom layer top)

#57 Guest_theodoredaley_*

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 06:31 PM

Anybody know how to reverse the order of Layers in a comp? (ie: make top layer the bottom, and make bottom layer top)


I don't know a "shortcut" that will do it for you automatically, but if you select the layer (bottom layer) first and then hold shift and select the top layer and cut (Ctrl-X) then simply Paste (Ctrl-V) it will reverse the order of all the frames.

#58 Guest_javier G_*

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 01:45 AM

i cant remember the shortcut to cycle between layer blending modes (multiply, overlay etc) i really want to know this one!!!! help please!!!!

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 02:12 AM

i cant remember the shortcut to cycle between layer blending modes (multiply, overlay etc) i really want to know this one!!!! help please!!!!


shift + and shift -

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 09:14 PM

probably really basic but could be a time saver: to set render area in a comp, go to the location for in type B, for out press N

Edited by laughingcolors, 28 April 2006 - 09:15 PM.





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