What is the difference between animation easing and animation exponential in/out? I don't see any difference during editing.

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This was my first time using tons of animation in one of my videos for a YouTube video. The animations seem to kinda buffer as they slide in and out of the screen sometimes (not sure that will be in the real video or not). Just wanted to know the difference between animation easing and exponential in/out. 

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Hey Kevin,

In a nutshell. When animation easing has been set to "Exponential In and Out". A more fluid starting and stopping speed is applied to an animation.

When animation easing has been set to "No Easing". This creates a uniform rate of change  from the start of the animation until the end of the animation, which can add a mechanical look to animations.

Exponential in and out animations have a more fluid look because they don't Start and Stop the animation abruptly.

 

There's an easy way to demonstrate the different behaviors. You can do this yourself quite easily..

1. Add two square callouts to the canvas at the same time.

2. Place both of them to the far left side of the screen,  place one directly over the top of the other one.

3.  Animate both callouts so they  travel to the far right side of the screen and arrive at the same time.

4. Set the animation easing to exponential in and out for one of the callouts.

5. Set the animation easing to no easing for the other callout.

Place the timeline play head at the beginning of the animation and hit play. You will see the difference.

Regards, Joe

To change animation easing on the time line?>>> If you right click on the animation icon that appears on your callout, you will have access to the  "Animation Easing tab" select it, and you can change easing style.
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Thank you very much! That clears everything up for me. 
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Hi there

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As for the easing bit, the choice is typically no easing or Exponential in and out. With easing exponential selected, items gradually begin to animate instead of suddenly. I've prepared a short video to illustrate it.

http://www.screencast.com/t/moKHV4XbaH

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thank you very much! You are always a great help with answering my questions.
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D'oh! Joe popped in between when I first started to reply and while I was prepping the demo.
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Happens to me all the time. The more complex answers get me far to often, LOL.
Nice video example.
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Thank you both :)

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