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Old November 10th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #1
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Resetting Easy-Ease Keyframes to Normal Keyframes

EDIT: In After Effects 7, I'm moving an object on a layer and I've set let's say 20 key frames. Half of them (10) I made easy-ease by accident; is there anyway to reset these? Set them back to regular keyframes?

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Old November 11th, 2007, 03:08 AM   #2
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The default setting for keyframes in After Effects is "linear" and if you wish to change a keyframe that has had "easy-ease" applied back to linear, simply hold down contol (PC) or command (Mac) and click on the keyframe. If you need to change multiple keyframes select them as group (hold down the shift key and select them, or marquee select them) then right hand mouse click, select "keyframe interpolation and set it to whatever you want... again, linear is the default setting.

If you're not sure on how to use keyframes, I strongly recommend that you get one of Trish & Chris's Meyers books, either the "Creating Motion Graphics" series, or "After Effects Apprentice". Either have excellent information on working with keyframes in After Effects.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 03:18 PM   #3
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Thanks Bert for assisting. I'm self-taught - started with version AE 6. I controlled clicked and went to a drop down menu to try and 'reset' the keyframe - never occured me to either to click directly on the keyframe itself! Haha, well it works great.. I was literally laughing out loud when I saw how simple it was.. too simple evidently ;) I'll take a look at those books I think!
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Old November 11th, 2007, 03:31 PM   #4
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Right on Robert! I'd suggest starting with "After Effects Apprentice", its the easiest. I'd have to take a shot in the dark, but I'm guessing Daniel probably uses the program more for post production treatments, so getting specific looks from footage as opposed to a lot of animating, and maybe that's why he wasn't aware of how the keyframes work. The nice thing is, the adjust keyframes functions both in the Composition Window, and in the Graph work pretty much the same way. So once you learn to modify a keyframe, its pretty easy to work with both types, spatial and temporal.

I wanted to make something clear. I'm not saying that its removing ease that a fundamental part of the software. Its working with keyframes. You should be able to whip through the different keyframe types, linear, bezier, continous bezier, auto bezier, really quick, and you will be able to once you go through the book. Its covered in one of the first few chapters. Removing ease is just another way of saying modifying the keyframe, which is an important skill, but not complicated.

Good luck, you'll love the book, and then love the software even more!
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Old November 11th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #5
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Here's some links to those books if you're interested:

New version of the "Creating Motion Graphics":
http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Motio...4825971&sr=8-2

After Effects Apprentice:
http://www.amazon.com/After-Effects-...359070-9612665

The last version they did of "Creating Motion Graphics"... this if for version 6.5, but there's tons of good info in it:
http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Motio...359070-9612665

Hope this helps!
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