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Need Help Making Resizing Consistent

Posted: Tue, 15th Sep 2009, 1:23pm

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DrJerry

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How do you resize a layer and make it consistent throughout the clip. When I have resized my keyed footage, it grows and shrinks throughout the clip, I need it to stay the same size the entire clip.
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Posted: Tue, 15th Sep 2009, 1:26pm

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Axeman

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Resize it on the first frame of the clip. If you resize it in multiple places, you create a keyframe each time you do, and the program will automatically tween from each keyframe to the next. Eliminate all the "Scale" keyframes, then go to the first frame of the clip and adjust the scale the way you want.
Posted: Tue, 15th Sep 2009, 3:08pm

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DrJerry

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Thanks. The problem I am having is that I am not in frame at that point and I need to resize in relation to my background image. The shot is of a polar bear, I walk in not noticing it and then take a double take. I kiss the bear on the nose then look terrified. It is part of an educational video I am doing.
Posted: Wed, 16th Sep 2009, 12:01am

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Axeman

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There are a couple other ways to go about doing this. One is to move it in frame on the first frame, scale it, then move it to the position you want it to start, out of frame.

Another, which will likely work better if you already have it animated, is to go to a frame where you can see it, scale the clip, then drag that keyframe to the first frame of the clip, and make sure all other 'scale' keyframes are deleted.

You can also go to each keyframe that is currently in place, and use the numeric input to ensure that they are all exactly the same size. But in general, the less keyframes the better, to keep the size consistant.
Posted: Wed, 16th Sep 2009, 2:36am

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DrJerry

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Thanks!