(After Effects CS5, Mac OSX)
I have a comp that is two minutes long. I dropped a preset effect ("Indigestion", in this case, but others produce the same result as well) onto a solid layer. The effect will animate for the first five seconds only, after that it remains static. There appears to be keyframe markers between the zero and five second mark. Why doesn't it animate for the entire duration of the clip? And, why does it decide to place keyframe markers at these points?
An effect preset simply adds keyframe and expressions to your layer. If you want the effect to last longer adjust the position of the keyframes.
These are basic concepts. Are you new to AE? If so please go through the Getting Started documents found here.
Thank you Rick.
Yes, I'm quite new to AE. I have done some vid training at Lynda.com, but with this program I suspect the learning never ends! I will follow up with your suggested links.