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  • Lock keyframes Position and Scale

  • fabienne de vries

    March 27, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    I have to create a template for a lower third. The idea is that the next person who will work with this file can only change the name in the lower third and not mess with the animation. So I want to lock the position keyframes and also the scale keyframes. I found lots of expressions but if I use them I get an error or I just find expressions for 1 keyframe.

  • Andrei Popa

    March 27, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    You can precomp the lower third and then link the text values to 2 separate text layers that are in the mother composition. You can make these 2 layers guide layers, so they will not appear on render. And you can shy the precomp so someone does’nt enter it by error.

    Or you could block all the layers except the names, then make them shy, so they don’t appear in the timeline.

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  • fabienne de vries

    March 27, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks! Yes already did this but I thought maybe lock it extra extra extra so they can’t change it “easily”, but then again if they want to change it they will find a way anyway ☺ I will just leave it like this…
    Thank you!

  • Andrei Popa

    March 27, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    If someone knows how to unshy and unblock a layer, he should be safe changing a few keyframes.
    Plus, if he messes something up he may have auto-save, undo and such things at his diposal.

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