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How To Posterize Time Expression Position In After Effects

The posterize time After Effects feature, which allows you to divide time into specific ranges and have the effects stay in each range, gives you a lot of control and flexibility over your animation. Here's how to do it.

January 15, 2023
How To Posterize Time Expression Position In After Effects
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Adobe After Effects Posterize Time Via Expression

To enable the Posterize Time Expression, select the layer and open up its Transform Properties panel. Once there, open up the expressions menu and choose 'time>posterize Time' which will allow you to specify how many divisions between frames for that layer. With this feature, you can easily add dynamic movement to any visual project!

You might add the phrase posterizeTime(x) to certain properties, such as position, if you want those values to apply posterize time without impacting the others. where X is the desired FPS, for example 12.

Position field should look like this:

- posterizeTime(12);
- value

This will use the curve keyframes but output in 12 FPS.

Apply Expression To Multiple Layers In After Effects

Expression allows you to go beyond the standard parameters of keyframing and create complicated, value driven animations with just a few clicks. And the best part? You can apply expressions to multiple layers in After Effects at once! Instantly link separate layers together while still keeping their individual properties, as well as use an array of easing/velocity functions for unique motion like never before. A situation like this would have taken hours if not days before to achieve; with expression it's now easy and fast!

To add expressions to multiple layers in After Effects, simply follow these steps:

  1. Select the property with the expression
  2. Edit > Copy Expression Only
  3. Select all the other layers
  4. Edit > Paste