And if you just move the keyframes with the graph editor open? The speed graphs will update continuously, you know.... It's certainly possible to rig this with expressions and such, but 5that seems the long way round to something that could achieved with other means.
Greetings Professor Faulkner
If I understand this correctly, you could simply right click on each of the keyframes and go to set keyframe velocity. Set the hold to 0 and then set all the others to the same value, like 60 px/sec.
You could also try the "Drift Over Time" preset which moves your layer at a constant (or animate-able) pixels per second. Then use Time Remapping with EasyEase to pause your animation where you need it?
Lee Faulkner wrote:
Here's what I'm trying to do .....
I have some very long narrow still images (30,0000 x 2000 pixels) and need to pan along them, to be rendered to a movie. I want the movie to be around 120 secs, and to pause at specific points spread unevenly throughout the image.
You could certainly do this with an expression without too much trouble but by far the easiest way would be to Pre-compose your animation, then double the length of the comp, enable time remapping, then set keyframes where you want to pause the motion.
Move the CTI to the second keyframe in the timeline. Now you grab all keyframes but the first one and slide them down the timeline for the amount of time you want to pause the move. If you wanted a 2 second pause you'd move all of the keyframes but the first one down the timeline 2 seconds. Now you select only the second keyframe, copy it, then without moving the CTI you paste. Your animation will now move at it's original speed then pause for 2 seconds, and resume the original speed. You then repeat the process by moving the CTI down the timeline to the next spot you want to pause the movie (now the third keyframe) grabbing all of the keyframes but the first 3 and sliding them down the timeline 2 seconds, selecting only the 3rd keyframe and pasting it to the CTI position. Repeat until you're done, then select all keyframes and press f9 to ease them in and out and you'll have exactly what you want.
You can see a screen cap movie of the process by clicking the link. I tried embedding it and it didn't work.
Wow ... thanks for all the prompt replies! This is really the best, most helpful forum I've ever come across.
Rick, that was especially above and beyond ... a movie yet!
The time remap thing slipped by me .... I just wasn't thinking in that direction. But, it's a very nice and elegant solution! Saved me loads of time.
Thanks so much