Just learning After effect 2nd question. I have download the free lower third and edited. I have knowledge of Flash and to a certain time we can type command stop(); and we can stop the looping there. How can we stop looping action in After effect. Thanks
I had quit using After effects.. I think the last i used was 3 years back around! but I remember the way how to do so..
this command will make one layer (composition in After effects and MovieClip in Flash).
Move the playhead (the pointer on the timeline) at the end of your animation, At the last frame.. where you want to stop animation..
This is called "freeze frame" in After effects, and ("Stop();" in Flash :))
Goto "Edit>Split Layer". it will trim the layer and create a duplicate layer above your selected layer... and that layer would begin right after the playhead.
Select the newly created upper layer... Right-Click and Select Freeze Frame. Or from menu "Layer->Time->FreezeFrame".
your layer will freeze at this point.. you can extend or trim this layer as long as you want.
After posting this answer... I googled and found this link for you. Quite informative for you learner. https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/speed-ramps-freeze-frames-in-after-effects/
As you can see in the timeline on the bottom, you are looping the work area while previewing.
There are multiple options which you can set in the preview panel, one of which is changing the behavior for looping. The preview toolbar can be shown with
Windows > Preview if not visible.
More details on the Adobe help page about preview.