it sounds like you're using the LSD plugin, but on your body. What do you mean yellow diamonds?
As far as i know, i'm not aware of an LSD plugin. Is that something you have to install separately?
As for the yellow diamonds, its those yellow diamond shapes that appear when you select the stopwatch at different intervals. For example, if i'm fading something in i'd select the stopwatch at 0 seconds and on the opacity effect i'd set it at 0% (where a yellow diamond, inturn, would appear) then at like 3 seconds i'd select the opacity to 100% where a 2nd yellow diamond would appear.
But the issue i'm having is i can't adjust these diamonds. So let's say instead of having the fade start at 0 seconds i want to move them to start at 12 seconds, i would normally just move the diamonds over to 12 seconds on the timeline. Unfortunately, it doesn't allow me to move them all the time. Sometimes it works and i'm able to select them & move them, and most of the time i can select the diamonds but they don't move.
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ah, i was sorta joking... I thought maybe if you're seeing yellow diamonds, it was you, not after effects, never mind...
Anyways, what you're referring to are called "keyframes." The little stopwatch you see before a property (say... position) tell after effects that you'd like to keyframe the layer.
I have a feeling that your problem is that the little stopwatch isn't highlighted. Is it? You need to have it clicked in order to animate, or you'll just be changing the position across the entire timeline.
Okay that maybe the problem then...b/c i would select the stopwatch initially then i would just select the (keyframe) diamond on the left for the other transitions.
Thanks for the feedback!
If you click or unclick the yellow diamond at the very far left, it will add or remove a key where your playhead is. But if you click the stopwatch after you've already started adding keyframes, it'll get rid of all your keys and you'll have to start over. (or push undo)
Since you're new to After Effects, I strongly recommend that you start here and work your way through the getting-started tutorials:
You'll learn the basics, and you'll have the terminology to ask more questions here.
Sounds like a prime candidate for the Auto Keyframe button!
What do you mean? How do i prevent it?
In their defense, i remember killing tons of keyframes by clicking the stopwatch by mistake when i first started using AE... Control-z!