3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 24, 2015 12:08 PM by stephenb32695167

    After affects and disability access

    stephenb32695167

      My disability makes it very difficult for me to use a mouse and hold down a modifier key at the same time. Prior to purchasing after-effects, please could somebody give me some guidance as to when, if at all, the software requires both inputs simultaneously? Also, are there any workarounds e.g. key mapping?

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: After affects and disability access
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Modifier keys, except for the shift tool that constrains shapes and masks to symmetrical forms (perfect square or circle) all other operations can be accessed via menu's or by changing the selected tool in the tool bar with the mouse. Here's the pen tool options for example:

          Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 5.57.11 AM.png

           

          I would download the trial and give it a try.

          • 2. Re: After affects and disability access
            Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

            Most of AE's features luckily have corresponding UI items, but of course having keys makes things a lot quicker. If you can afford it, you might want to invest in a programmable keypad or even some foot pedals/ sensor mat as they are sold in the healthcare industry. That way you could at least map some of the most commonly used keys in a way that they are useful to you. since AE doesn't have a proper key editor, you should evade the issue and really handle it that way outside of AE.

             

            Mylenium

            • 3. Re: After affects and disability access
              stephenb32695167 Level 1

              Rick,

               

              Thanks for that.

               

              Steve

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              After affects and disability access

              created by Rick Gerard in After Effects - View the full discussionModifier keys, except for the shift tool that constrains shapes and masks to symmetrical forms (perfect square or circle) all other operations can be accessed via menu's or by changing the selected tool in the tool bar with the mouse. Here's the pen tool options for example: https://forums.adobe.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/2-7474664-754504/ScreenShot2015-04-24at5.57.11+AM.png  I would download the trial and give it a try. If the reply above answers your question, please take a moment to mark this answer as correct by visiting: https://forums.adobe.com/message/7474664#7474664 and clicking ‘Correct’ below the answer Replies to this message go to everyone subscribed to this thread, not directly to the person who posted the message. To post a reply, either reply to this email or visit the message page: Please note that the Adobe Forums do not accept email attachments. If you want to embed an image in your message please visit the thread in the forum and click the camera icon: https://forums.adobe.com/message/7474664#7474664 To unsubscribe from this thread, please visit the message page at , click "Following" at the top right, & "Stop Following"  Start a new discussion in After Effects by email or at Adobe Community For more information about maintaining your forum email notifications please go to https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1516624.