Animation basics: 5 pro tips for using keyframes

Animation is a task that lends itself to minimalism but by this I'm not talking about the action in your scene (although simple can be best there too) but in the keyframing of your action. It's very easy to add keys to everything and you will soon be faced with a timeline that looks intimidating at best and unusable at worst.

I'm going to show you a few ways you can work with your keyframes to minimise the pain and to allow you to work efficiently and effectively, letting you concentrate on the action in the scene.

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