View Full Version : Extending a sequence

10 October 2002, 04:16 AM
Is it possible to import a sequence into AE 5.0 and repeat the last frame a specified duration (first frame would be good too)?

Currently, I have been importing the tiff sequence and also importing the last frame as a still, and tacking it onto the end in a pre-comp.
I do this so often, I gotta believe others are dealing with it too.
Is there a way to do this that is less labour intensive?
I guess I'm hoping for an option similar to looping, but extending instead.


10 October 2002, 08:36 AM
i think it's the only or best way, & it's very easy! ;)

10 October 2002, 08:48 AM
Originally posted by ila_solomon
i think it's the only or best way, & it's very easy! ;)

Shall I take that as sarcasm?:annoyed:

10 October 2002, 04:09 AM
here's what you do:

put your footage on a layer. make sure your comp length is sufficiently longer than your footage length.

go to layer>enable time remapping. twirl down on your layer and you'll see a new property called time remap.

you'll also see two keyframes showing the beginning and ending of you footage.

drag the outpoint (the right side of the yellow bar) to the right. that freezes the last frame beyond the second keyframe.

now select both keyframes an move them a bit to the right. that should give you your first frame frozen until the first keyframe.

10 October 2002, 07:03 AM
Is there a way to do this that is less labour intensive?

no sarcasm!, maybe your are too lazy! ;) if so, froggyplat's
solution will harm you more than your solution!!

10 October 2002, 07:32 PM
Thank you froggyplat.
That does the trick.

10 October 2002, 03:01 PM
Crap. Time remapping is posterizing time in my nice smooth animation. I would have anticipated this problem if I were to have actually remapped the timing (moved the key frames around), but all I am doing is using it to extend the sequence.
Any ideas why?

Not remapped:


10 October 2002, 11:07 PM
here's what you need to do:

the black frames at the end of the sequence were throwing off the time remapping, so to fix this...

drag you movie onto the timeline.
go to the last frame of actual animation (b/f the black frames).
hit alt + ] to trim the sequence.
enable time remapping and open the effect in the timeline.
create a keyframe where you trimmed the sequence (should be frame 71 or so)
delete the keframe to the right of it.
drag your layer bar to the desired length.

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