Photoshop: shape control in timeline mode

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When I rotate a subject, it'll be rotated in all of the frames (frame mode) and there isn't any shape control in timeline mode. Normally I have to make different layers for one subject and change its angles, that's very inconvenient.
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LeeM

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Posted 7 years ago

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Using an action that would create those layers might be useful.

Or I could change your question to a feature request, if you would like rotation to be added to the properties one can animate.
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Thank you for the quick response. Setting up an action is also inconvenient sometimes. I really want the new version to have that option: shape control in timeline mode :)
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You are welcome!
Ok, I change the status of this post to be an idea, then!
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Another approach to do this in Photoshop Extended would be to convert the shape to a 3D postcard via 3D/New 3D Postcard from Layer, and keyframe the 3D Object position and or the 3D Camera position.
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This is something that can be easily accomplished in an actual video editing application like Premiere Pro/Elements or After Effects. You have easy options for keyframing rotation, scale, position etc. when creating an animation or video, not just position like in Photoshop.
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Indeed, but there is an animation timeline panel in Photoshop, so users expect to be able to animate objects... Or do we need an After Effects Elements?
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Photoshop is only a subset of After Effects functionality by design. Things that work on HD video are exponentially more difficult on a 4gb image. In general we limited animation to the types of things that could be rendered in a somewhat scalable way.

The video and animation features in Photoshop were designed to allow users to apply the Photoshop toolset on video in a familiar way (UI wise so AE users could jump in and get work done in Photoshop without having to learn anew) - not so much as a way to bring After Effects toolset to Photoshop.
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Jeffrey: Yes, but most customers might not see it that way: even if it was created so that After Effect users could, say, paint on a clip in Ps, most end users just see an animation panel, and expect it to be top notch, like the rest of Photoshop... It's your fault, for making the best product out there ;)

BTW, I'm not trying to refute what you say, but to explain what I meant in better terms.

That said, the 3D postcard seems a good solution, albeit not very discoverable at first.