duplicate keyframe without using copy and past?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 14, 2011 Mar 14, 2011

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Hi, I've been searching this out for a bit now, and can't seem to find  an answer. I'm using AE CS5, and trying to duplicate a keyframe. I can  copy and paste, no problem, but I seem to recall being able to hold a  key down and drag a keyframe which would duplicate the keyframe. Doing  research I've found reference to ALT drag doing this, but this does  nothing for me. I'm almost positive I recall doing this but just can't  remember or find out how again. Any help greatly appreciated!

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Mar 14, 2011 Mar 14, 2011

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I don't know of any way to copy keyframes by Alt-dragging.

Here's all of the information about editing and copying keyframes.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 15, 2011 Mar 15, 2011

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I've been using AE since v5 more or less and I'm reasonably sure there never has been such a feature.

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Mar 14, 2015 Mar 14, 2015

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i believe, people who think they remember such a feature in after effects, are possibly 3ds max users, who confuse the keyframe behaviour in both programs.

nonetheless, the feature is useful and should be implemented!!! ADOBE! YOU LISTENING????

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Mar 15, 2015 Mar 15, 2015

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Make feature requests here:

http://adobe.ly/feature_request

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Dec 15, 2016 Dec 15, 2016

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Yes! In premiere they have that feature and works great!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 15, 2016 Dec 15, 2016

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You can alt/option + click and drag in the Effects Panel in Premiere Pro to duplicate a keyframe. That has worked for several versions.

Inside AE, if there is no keyframe to the left of the cti you can duplicate the last keyframe by pressing alt/option + the appropriate shortcut for properties like transform, mask feather and mask that have keyframe shortcuts. If the property does not have a shortcut you can click on the little diamond in the keys column to add a duplicate of the previous keyframe to the left. If you are in between keyframes then you can set a new one using the same techniques but the value will tween between the keyframe to the right and the keyframe to the left.

I can see the this might be a useful feature for some projects. Please file a feature request and I'll do the same.

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Feb 03, 2022 Feb 03, 2022

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Exactly! 100%!! Long overdue in After Effects!

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2017 May 23, 2017

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You can do alt-drag to copy - on PC not on Mac... #lame

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May 23, 2017 May 23, 2017

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You can do alt-drag to copy - on PC not on Mac... #lame

you can't duplicate keyframes alt+drag in Ae - in Pc or Mac. please file a feature request, it won't be the first one for this feature I can promise you and the more votes, the more chance this would be implemented

Feature Request/Bug Report Form

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 23, 2017 May 23, 2017

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The alt/option drag works in Premiere Pro on Mac and PC unless you have modified your keyboard shortcuts in System preferences...

As others have said, AE does not have this feature.

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