Useful Animation Shortcuts for AE

Useful Animation Shortcuts for AE

There are five key components to animating a layer in After Effects. Fortunately, Adobe put these properties at your fingertips.

  • Press A to Twirl down the Anchor Point
  • Press P to Twirl down the Position
  • Press S to Twirl down the Scale
  • Press R to Twirl down the Rotation
  • Press T to Twirl down the Opacity (think transparency)

The following modifier keys also come in handy.

  • Hold down the Shift key to display additional properties after selecting the first
  • Hold down the Option/Alt key to display a property and add a keyframe at the playhead (CTI)
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