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Fade in/out layers in After Effects 5.5
show user profile  GirishDJoshi
I want to fade in and out layers in CS 5.5 but using opacity keyframing is really time consuming for 20 odd layers..any other easy / fast options.

Sorry wrong forum..but can anyone help

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8/5/2012 8:04:00 AM (last edit: 8/5/2012 8:04:33 AM)
show user profile  khamski
Animation -> Keyframe assistant -> Sequence layers.
Here is a tutorial:

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8/5/2012 10:06:57 AM (last edit: 8/5/2012 10:10:45 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
lol @ 20 layers. By the time you get a reply, you should've allready done it manually.

*sigh* lazy kids...

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8/5/2012 2:44:49 PM (last edit: 8/5/2012 2:45:12 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
But that is dismissing all the potential time savings you could make in the future. Becoming more efficient is rarely wasteful innit.

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8/5/2012 2:55:06 PM (last edit: 8/5/2012 2:55:06 PM)
show user profile  khamski
Yes. Also those little technics can grow into something bigger.
Like this:

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8/5/2012 3:10:57 PM (last edit: 8/5/2012 3:10:57 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
you know .. you can copy, paste and move the opacity layer .... if you do 1 then you can copy and paste it on the rest of the layers.. if you want to fade them all at the same time you can pre comp the layers and then use opacity on the pre composition layer

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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8/5/2012 8:35:48 PM (last edit: 8/5/2012 8:37:04 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
BishBashRoss, still, crossfading 20 layers is a piece of cake if you know your shortcuts.
If it were 100 layers then yes it would be handy.

Here's a quick way : set all layers in correct stacking at frame 0, take 1 layer put a keyframe opacity at frame 0 with value 0, go to 50 and set it to 100. Copy paste these keyframes, select all layers and paste it to all layers, now shiftmove (snapping) all layers as sequential and at 1 layer's inpoint type in -50, without hitting enter select the "-50", hit ctrl+c to copy, then hit enter. Now for every layer, click the inpoint numeric and press ctrl+V and hit enter.

This will prolly take you between 1 - 3 minutes.

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8/5/2012 8:52:56 PM (last edit: 8/5/2012 9:22:45 PM)
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