Snapping of Keyframes
Sometimes keyframes appear to be in the same spot, but are off by either a single frame or between frames (such as in time remapping). It would be wonderful if there was an option to allow snapping of keyframes to keyframes in nearby layers or properties of the same layer. For instance, if I want all the layers to fade-out at the same time, I have to add key frames for opacity. If I then move any of the layers, I have to go in to the layer, zoom in the most amount possible, and then drag and align them manually.
Alternatively, it would be just as useful to snap keyframes to markers if the other options are not possible.
Thank you for submitting this feature request.
What you describe, snapping keyframes to other keyframes, markers, and other objects in the Timeline panel, is already possible. Hold the Shift key while dragging the keyframe. It will snap to other visible keyframes, layer and composition markers, layer in and out points, the work area in and out points, and the current-time indicator.
All of the objects described above will snap to each other when you hold the Shift key down while dragging. Example, holding the Shift key while dragging the current-time indicator will snap it to markers, visible keyframes, etc.
I will close this request as Resolved. If I’ve misunderstood your request, or you feel the existing functionality doesn’t match what you described, please post back with clarification of how you would like this feature to work.
That is very strange. I am using Left Shift myself with no issues. Would you mind (if you are able) downloading the Beta Version of the app and seeing if you can repro there?
I literally just figured something weird out.
I was doing more tests and looking through the menus when I noticed that the right shift works, but the left doesn't. I'm right handed, so I never even tried using the right shift - it's not natural for me and the way I work.
Sooo, while not ideal, I, at least, found a way to get it to work. Weird about the left shift key not working anymore though. Hmmm... This is on different keyboards as well. I didn't see 'snap' in the keyboard shortcuts to map it either. Too bad.
Thanks again Dacia!
Thanks for the reply, this has been bugging me for awhile. I've been a user since.v3.1, so I had been using that feature since it was first introduced. I knew about holding shift after you start dragging - no joy.
I'm currently on 16.1.1
I have snapping on in the toolbar.
What version of AE are you on?
I just gave this a try in 17.1.4 and in Beta 17.5 and I'm able to snap to to CTI and markers without issue. One of the things that can be tricky when using the Shift modifier is that you have to hit Shift after you start the drag (same is true if you want to create a shape that is totally symmetrical).
Can you give that a try and see if it works for you?
Not resolved...or it's back since the newer versions. I've been dealing with this since updating. Shift snap doesn't seem to work anymore.
Jessie Zus commented
Wow amazing! I had no idea, thank you so much for responding and so quickly.