Is there a shortcut key to copy and paste After Effects keyframes? No, I don't want any kind of script to do so. I just want to move selected keyframes (they're multiple, not one, and they are in different layers) from a time to another time. But when I copy and paste them, AE pastes the whole layers!

Is there a way to copy them without copying the layers? Or at least a way to show only the keyframes in the timeline, so I can copy them?

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There is no way to copy-n-paste keyframes from multiple layers without using a script.

You can show the keyframes in a layer by hitting the u key. And then you can copy those keys layer by layer.

I'm not sure why you're opposed to using a script. I wrote one that can copy and paste keys from multiple layers in a single click (including copy-pasting with time reversal), and which is free and open source, you can download it here.

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  • `` but please, don't download it here because ugh, scripts ``` Why shouldn't I download it from there? If this is the case. Then where should I download it from? Mar 23, 2020 at 14:34
  • It's a joke. Feel free to download it.
    – stib
    Mar 24, 2020 at 2:13
  • Loooooooooooool Mar 24, 2020 at 6:55
  • Sorry, the download link doesn't work! It's not a link it's just a plain text and you can take a look at your own screenshot to see. Mar 24, 2020 at 7:14
  • At the bottom of the page is a link to download them all. there's no individual link for that script yet.
    – stib
    Mar 24, 2020 at 11:11

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