Hi, I'm new to After Effects and have a really dumb question, as I'm sure the solution is probably very simple. But I want to add a shape at a certain point in a movie and as soon as it appears, I want it to explode using pixel poly. But the shape wants to start at the beginning. I tried keyframes to change its opacity until I want it on the screen, but then I come into my second problem which is the fact that the pixel poly starts as soon as the movie begins too, thus making the shape explode way before it's suppose to.
So my question is: How do I add objects, effects, etc, at certain points in a movie?
Thanks in advance!
You can move any layer so that it begins at any time within a composition. Just drag the layer left or right within the Timeline panel to move it earlier or later.
Since you're so new to After Effects, I strongly recommend that you start here and work your way through the basic learning materials:
Thank you so much Todd! I knew it had to be something simple. lol I was just over-thinking it. And thanks for that link as well!