4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2016 7:03 AM by Roei Tzoref

    How to perform actions after a certain amount of time?

    ands75271296

      Hey, guys! I have a question that seems to have a rather simple solution, but no matter what i have tried, i haven't been able to achieve this desired effect... So, basically, i'm trying to make an intro for my YouTube channel. In my composition window, you can see a dark green background and 2 words with white letters. What i want to do is after the first word pops up on the screen, after a while, the second word comes from underneath and bumps into the first word, making it bounce a bit and return to it's original position. I know all the animating and stuff, but my issue is making the first word do the desired bounce after staying in the center of the screen for a while. Essentially, how to perform an action after a certain amount of time is my question. I've tried placing the bounce keyframe later than the rest, but all that does is it makes the word slowly float up... Can anyone help me with this?

       

      Thanks in advance!

       

        • 1. Re: How to perform actions after a certain amount of time?
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          There's no magic. You just have to practice and use more keyframes because, well, no, you clearly don't "know all the animating and stuff" as well as you think you do. You will need additional keyframes to make your text stand still just as you will need more keyframes to make it bounce from its static position.

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: How to perform actions after a certain amount of time?
            ands75271296 Level 1

            Thanks for the answer, but that wasn't the solution... I actually discovered how to do it on my own, all i had to do was right click on the desired keyframe, then click "Toggle Hold Keyframe". What this does is it puts the actions performed from that keyframe as continous, and keeps going until it hits another keyframe, which in this case is the bounce animation.

            • 3. Re: How to perform actions after a certain amount of time?
              Gutterfish Adobe Community Professional

              " I actually discovered how to do it on my own, all i had to do was right click on the desired keyframe, then click "Toggle Hold Keyframe". What this does is it puts the actions performed from that keyframe as continous, and keeps going until it hits another keyframe"

               

              I signed out of my work account and into my personal account just to laugh at that.   LOL

              • 4. Re: How to perform actions after a certain amount of time?
                Roei Tzoref Adobe Community Professional

                you could never guess that what Op want's is to hold a keyframe. when you don't know exactly what you are doing, then you don't know how to explain yourself. I don't know what "animating and stuff" means, but keyframes is the first thing you need to know about in animation in after effects. it's actually the first chapter in the help files of Animation basics:  Animation basics in Adobe After Effects . having said that, I haven't found a chapter in the help files that shows clearly all the types of keyframes together in a brief chapter: linear, ease out, ease in, easy ease, smooth and our dear friend - Hold. but maybe it's in there. it's very easy to find tutorials about that though.