- June 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm
I’m working on a new AE project… I’ve set up a series of comps with everything placed where I want it.
Then I get to animating… and I can’t see any of my keyframes or motion paths in the composition viewer.
I tried the big three fixes I find repeatedly online…
– reset preferences
– go to “view options” and turn on motion paths and keyframes
– go to preferences and select “all keyframes” in the display menu
…and still no motion paths or keyframes.
I opened an older project that had motion keyframes and they showed up fine. I added new keyframes to a previously static layer and they showed up as well. So, I’m guessing I did something in that specific project to turn them off?
I know a decent amount of keyboard shortcut, but not all of them. I’ve frequently hit the wrong key trying to do a shortcut and done something and I can’t figure out what I affected until I see it later. That may be the case here… operator error. I don’t know.
Anyone have some advice? Help is greatly appreciated… I’m stuck and can’t really progress.
- June 8, 2016 at 4:19 pm
- June 8, 2016 at 4:28 pm
Thanks for that… I’d tried that one as well.
I actually just found the answer, strange that I’ve never come across this in 10+ years of AE use…
I had three looping movie clips and I was animating them across the screen. To create an illusion of randomness (they were all rotating the same direction in their loop) I reversed the rotation of one with a -100% time-stretch. That one was the first clip I was trying to animate.
I gave up for the moment on seeing keyframes on that one and moved on to the next of the looping movie layers and lo and behold, I see keyframes! I go on a hunch and precompose the -100% time-stretched clip. I animate the pre-comped clip and yup, there is a visible motion path and keyframes.
So, I suppose experienced AE users probably knew this, but for some reason you can’t see motion paths or keyframes on time-stretched clips? I gotta say that’s kind of lame.
- June 8, 2016 at 6:31 pm
Interesting. Glad you figured it out.
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