3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2009 9:18 AM by Todd_Kopriva

    Animated background from AE CS3 to PP CS4

    quadpaul

      Hi all,

       

      Have a diemma that I know should be very straightforward but after 4 hours of torment I need help

       

      Just want to produce an animated lower 3rd for a production in Premiere. This is what I did;

       

      Opened a new project

      Created a new comp

      Open "Backgrounds" in the effects panel

      Dragged it to comp and resized in viewer

       

      Seems to work but the animation won't run for the full 10 seconds of the comp, it starts from around 2 secs and cuts off at 7secs

       

      Help!

        • 1. Re: Animated background from AE CS3 to PP CS4
          Adolfo Rozenfeld Adobe Employee

          Paul:

          This is because what you're throwing in your Composition is not an effect, but an animation preset.

          Animation presets are pre-made blocks of animated content you can use in your project. It's important to note that unlike the "canned" presets in some applications, animation presets make use of the standard feautures in After Effects. In fact, you can save your own animation presets. A lot of users do this, so they don't have to re-create something every time they need it.

          But, of course, we're talking here about the animation presets that are installed with the application.

          So, as it happens wth animated content in general, these animation presets have a starting point and an ending point.

          If you twirl open the layer in the timeline, you'll see there are a few keyframes that are animating the effects and properties used in that specific preset.

          You could select the ending keyframes in the range and move them to a later point in the timeline. That will also make the animation slower (which is what happens when you move keyframes away from each other in time). It may or may not be a problem depending on what you want (and how long is the time span along which you're moving these keyframes)

          Which preset in the "Backgrounds" category are you trying to use?

          • 2. Re: Animated background from AE CS3 to PP CS4
            quadpaul Level 1

            Thanks, Adolfo - finally makes sense. I'm still new to AE and barely

            scratching the surface. Hope I don't get everyone's back up on the forum

            with some more inane questions

             

            Best regards

             

            Paul

            • 3. Re: Animated background from AE CS3 to PP CS4
              Todd_Kopriva Level 8
              >  I'm still new to AE and barely scratching the surface. Hope I don't get everyone's back up on the forum with some more inane questions

               

              If you keep asking questions that provide plenty of information for us to figure out how to help, no one's back will go up. That's what we're here for.

               

              If you're just starting out, I recommend working your way through the materials listed under the "Getting started" section on the After Effects Help & Support page.

               

              For information about effects and animation presets specifically, check out "Effects and animation presets overview".