2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 13, 2016 12:27 PM by williec68386400

    slow down composition in after effects

    williec68386400 Level 1

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      Hello, I want to speed up and slow down this video. A tutorial said to enable remapping and the result will be two key frames at opposite ends of the layer. The length of this composition has already been increased to slow down the video. What do I do if I want to slow down the video further or speed it up more? The video is footage assembled in Photoshop, I'm learning the walk cycle of a cartoon character and i used only rotation for the legs and arms. I'm using a basic workflow. How do I get only the two key points at opposite ends of this layer? Thanks.

        • 1. Re: slow down composition in after effects
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          This is real basic After Effects keyframe animation. With the time remapping keyframes at their original distance the speed will be constant and at the same rate as the original footage. If you select the last keyframe and drag it to the right the clip will slow down. Drag it to the left and the clip will speed up. If you slow down the clip you will have to extend the out point of the layer. My suggestion would be to pick points in the action where you want the speed to change and insert keyframes there. Then if you grab and move a pair of keyframes to the right the speed will remain constant between the pair but speed up to the left of the first keyframe and slow down to the right of the first selected keyframe.


          If you open the graph editor you can get a visual representation of what you are doing. You can even ramp or ease the speed changes. It just takes a little practice.


          I would suggest that you type Time Remapping in the Search Help field at the top right corner of AE and study up on some of the community resources that you will find there.

          • 2. Re: slow down composition in after effects
            williec68386400 Level 1

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            I want to put the smile from the first screenshot (the smile is the bottom drawing, the face is there for perspective) onto the face in the second screenshot. I only made one drawing in Photoshop but I know that I need the complete set for mouth rigging as in the third screenshot. This the same basic workflow and basic character animation. Thanks.