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C4D QuickTip #03

AutoKeyFrame can be your friend: don't abuse the F9 Key By Ko Maruyama
Many Adobe After Effects users expect other applications to set keyframes automatically for them each time they make changes to parameters.  With 3D applications, that can involve creating multiple keyframes every time you click which could be terrible.  But, there are some good ways to use Autokeyframe... some.

The problem most people have when using the autokeyframe functions is that they're creating keyframes for attributes that don't really need to be animated.  If you keep that up, you'll wind up with so many keyframes in your timeline, you won't know what to do.

So some use it too much.  There are others who put an outright BAN on the autokeyframe.  Oldschool smackdown style... "Won't touch it.  Never will."

I hope that this little  video tutorial about C4D will help you to use it when you need to.  It's a good thing (that's why it's in there).  Use it wisely.

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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