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After Effects On the Spot by Richard Harrington

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C H A P T E R
Master of Time:
Getting Results in the Timeline

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The Timeline is where all of the action happens. It’s the window that gets your art from start to finish. The more you know about its nuances, the better your results will be.

In this chapter, we’ll show you how to get the most out of your timeline, how to take advantage of its power, and how to do some tricks that will make.. .well.. .doing tricks easier.

The timeline in AE has always been flexible. And with After Effects 6.5, it has become a contortionist, bending over backward to make your life easier. Once you get comfortable with pre-composing, editing, resizing, and-well, ...

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