How can I do Cross Dissolves/Fade in After Effects CS6?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Jessica Lares, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    #1
    I haven't used After Effects much, but it comes with my CS6 subscription, and I have to use it to make a 2D animatic.

    I have my panels all setup, but I have no idea how to do a simple cross dissolve/fade. I've looked in the effects section, but there isn't anything that does exactly what I want, which is for every panel to fade into the next.

    I thought the video section would be the best to put this question. If it isn't, let me know.
     
  2. boch82 macrumors 6502

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    Just overlap your layers and keyframe the opacity. (Click on the layer and hit the "T" key as a short cut to opacity)
     
  3. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    That just makes my panels go dark... Is it because I'm not making them long enough?
     
  4. boch82 macrumors 6502

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    You need to make sure they overlap for the duration of the transition.

    See the screen shot below
     

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  5. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    #5
    Thanks! That is exactly what I needed to know. Much appreciated!
     

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