Creating unique and original animations in After Effects can be achieved through the use of keyframes.
Keyframes are markers in time that allow you to set a specific value for a layer or effect property, such as position, scale, rotation, or opacity. By setting keyframes and adjusting the values of these properties over time, you can create a wide range of movements and effects in your compositions.
To set keyframes in After Effects, you need to follow a few simple steps:
Set a starting value for the property that you want to animate.
This can be done by clicking on the stopwatch icon next to the property in the timeline panel. This will create a new keyframe at the current position of the playhead in the timeline.
Next, you need to move the playhead to a new position in the timeline, and adjust the second value for the property that you are animating.
This will create a second keyframe at the new position, and the animation will occur between these two keyframes.
Whether you want to create simple movements or complex animations, keyframes are the essential tool that you will use to bring your creations to life. So, you can use keyframes to create original animations that stand out from the rest.