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Keyframing a Motion Path in Adobe After Effects CS4

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This excerpt, adapted from Adobe After Effects CS4 Classroom in a Book, shows you ways to animate a car so that it drives onscreen at the beginning of the composition, scales larger during the middle of the composition (as if it's approaching the camera), and then pops a wheelie and drives offscreen.

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Previewing Your Work

Now that the keyframes are set for the moving car, preview the entire clip and make sure that the driver is framed to create a pleasant composition.

  1. Click the Video switch for the Leaves layer to make it visible, and then press 0 on the numeric keypad to watch a RAM preview of the animation.
  2. Choose File > Save to save your work.