Fixing Keyframe Glitches in After Effects
How to fix the boomerang keyframe issue in After Effects
November 10, 2020
The keyframe boomerang effect is a consequence of using bezier keyframes, or paths that use handles on your path nodes. It’s most prevalent when copying and pasting keyframes with the intention of having the layer hold the same properties for an extended period of time before resuming motion. The issue: The layer doesn’t hold and instead continues motion on a path you didn’t specify.
Understanding this opens up three ways (and potentially many other options) to fix this pesky issue: