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Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, 5th Edition by Trish Meyer, Chris Meyer

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5 Animation Assistance

A series of tips, tricks, and Keyframe Assistants to make your life easier

One of the reasons many users love After Effects is because it continually adds switches, shortcuts, and modules to make their lives easier when they’re creating an animation. We’re going to cover some of our favorite animation helpers here, starting with simple ways to manipulate keyframes then working our way to Auto-Orient Rotation along with more complex Keyframe Assistants including Motion Sketch, Smoother, Wiggler, and Exponential Scale.

Tip: Keyboard Shortcuts

For a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts, select Help > Keyboard Shortcuts. This will open the Adobe Help Center. Shortcuts are divided by function, such as Shortcuts for Keyframes. ...

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