After Effects CC 2023: Time Remapping + LoopOut Expression

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This tutorial will show you how to extend looping layers using Time Remapping + loopOut and how to fix the ‘Empty Frame’ issue on Pre-Comps in Adobe After Effects CC 2023.

Keyboard Shortcuts:
Opt/Alt + Cmd/Ctrl + T: Enable Time Remapping
J: Jump to Previous Keyframe (left)
K: Jump to Next Keyframe (right)
Cmd/Ctrl + Right Arrow: Move CTI 1 Frame to Right
Cmd/Ctrl + Left Arrow: Move CTI 1 Frame to Left
Pre-Compose: Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + C

Expression Used:
loopOut( )

00:00  Intro: About the Tutorial
00:30  Issue To Fix: Looping Layer Too Short
00:49  Enable Time Remapping
01:21  Add loopOut( ) Expression
01:52  Pre-Compose Layer
02:11  Pre-Comp: Enable Time Remapping
02:23  Pre-Comp: Add loopOut ( ) Expression
02:49  Pre-Comp: Empty Frame on 2nd Keyframe
02:59  Pre-Comp Glitch Fix

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects CC 2023 (Click To Try or Buy)

How To Enable Time Remapping & Extend Layer in Adobe After Effects CC 2023:

  1. Select Layer
  2. Right-Click and select Time and then  ‘Enable Time Remapping’
  3. Two Keyframes will be automatically added
  4. Click at the end of the layer and extend the duration to the end of the timeline
  5. Adjust the keyframes to the speed you want (further apart = slower)

How To Add loopOut Expression:

  1. Hold the Opt/Alt Key
  2. Click on the Stopwatch for Time Remapping Property
  3. Type in the Expression: loopOut( )
  4. The layer should not loop endlessly

How To Pre-Compose Layers:

  1. Select Layer(s)
  2. Right-click
  3. Select ‘Pre-Compose’ (Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + C)
  4. In this tutorial I select ‘Leave all attributes in…’

How To Fix Pre-Comp + loopOut Glitch (Empty Frame Issue):

  1. Right-Click on Pre-Comp and select Time and then  ‘Enable Time Remapping’
  2. Two Keyframes will be automatically added
  3. Go to 2nd Keyframe (J/K to jump to keyframes)
  4. Select 2nd Keyframe to confirm you are on the keyframe
  5. Go back in time 1 keyframe (Cmd/Ctrl + left arrow)
  6. Click on the diamond to the left of the Time Remap property
  7. Go to 3rd Keyframe (tap K to jump to next keyframes)
  8. Delete 3rd Keyframe
  9. Glitch issue should be resolved.

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