3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 26, 2018 6:24 PM by mr34random

    How to trim/extend graphic layer without messing keyframes?

    mr34random Level 1

      Everytime I extend a graphic layer, with text animations in it, the keyframes are resized proportionally to the layer extension.

       

      I get Adobe's idea behind this. But what if you want to keep the keyframes at the same timing they were, regardless of trims or extensions? (which would result in loss of keyframes if trimmed, or empty space if extended, but that would be fine)

       

      Help is deeply appreciated

        • 1. Re: How to trim/extend graphic layer without messing keyframes?
          DigitalSpatula Adobe Community Professional

          Hi

           

          You might be using the rate change tool to change the length? You need to use the trim tool (active when the selection tool is activated and you put your cursor at the end of a clip) which would keep the keyframes in place. Of course you would have to move the keyframes if you want them in a different place once you trimmed the clip.

           

          Steve

          • 2. Re: How to trim/extend graphic layer without messing keyframes?
            R Neil Haugen Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            You can set Intro and Outro sections of the graphic that are then "protected" when changing graphics length. Look for the Intro and Outro controls in the EGP panel Edit tab.

             

            Neil

            • 3. Re: How to trim/extend graphic layer without messing keyframes?
              mr34random Level 1

              This happens using the method you described. Selection tool hovering the end of the clip. Doesn't work. At least in my 2018 CC version.

               

              However I shall say that I indirectly got the solution from your answer. When using the selection tool, if you over the end or beggining of the clip, you Lenghten or Shorten the layer, which - changes keyframe times.

               

              The Solution is Ripple Trimming and Extending, which - doesn't change keyframe times.

               

              Simple command for that:

                        B - Ripple edit tool

               

              Best commands for that:

              W - ripple trim next edit to playhead

              Q - ripple trim previous edit to playhead

              Shift + W - extend next edit to playhead

              Shift + Q - extend previous edit to playhead

               

              Thanks for the help! I wouldn't have come across the solution by myself