AE Macbook Pro Shortcuts for the NumPad deprived!


Unibody MacBook Pro

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If any of you like me, were forced to use a Macbook Pro at work (rolls eyes) and work with After Effetcs then you might be happy to know that the deficiency of a Num Pad aint all that bad. After Effects has alternative shortcuts for the num pad deprived! 🙂

function shortcut using numeric keypad new shortcut
RAM preview 0 (zero on numeric keypad) Control+0 (zero on main keyboard)
Shift+RAM preview Shift+0 (zero on numeric keypad) Shift+Control+0 (zero on main keyboard)
Preview only audio from the current time . (decimal on the numeric keypad) Control+. (period on main keyboard)
Preview only audio in work area Option+. (decimal on numeric keypad) Control+Option+. (period on main keyboard)
Preview N frames Option+0 (zero on numeric keypad) Control+Option+0 (zero on main keyboard)
Add marker at current time (layer marker if layer selected, composition marker otherwise) * (multiply on numeric keypad) Control+8 (on main keyboard)
Add marker at current time (layer marker if layer selected, composition marker otherwise) and open marker dialog box Option+* (multiply on numeric keypad) Option+Control+8 (on main keyboard)

You can find more detailed information on the same here.

some more suggestions by SammyT

Next Frame: fn + up arrow
Previous Frame: fn + down arrow
End of Composition: fn + right arrow
Beginning of Composition: fn + left arrow

 

 

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