Tools

 

Tools, or instruments, are used for editing scenes. Each tool is designed for a specific task, with some of them intended for editing character poses and creating animatons, while other are for improving complete animations, creating physically accurate movements or working with character rigs.

This page lists every tool available in Cascadeur. For convenience, tools are separated into categories depending on their functionality.

Animation Tools

Manipulators

Instruments for moving scene objects, including characters and their body parts.

Hiding Tool

Allows hiding parts of the characters, making editing poses more convenient

Fixing Tool

Allows pinning selecting objects to their positions for more precise control

Ghosts

Simplify creating additional poses and can be used for fixing animation errors

Silhouette

This mode is useful when you need to make sure that character poses are expressive and easy to read

Trajectories

Show paths travelled by objects and can be used for editing them

Filters

Used for enhancing object movement by adding inertia, making trajectories more smooth etc.

Mirroring Tools

Provide means for reflecting character poses, simplifying animation process

Copy Tools

Used for exchanging positions and spatial orientations of objects between frames

Timeline Tools

A set of instruments for setting character poses, creating transitions between them and otherwise building character movements

AutoPosing

Generates character poses based on user-applied transformations

Physics Tools

Physics tools are used to improve character animation by making it physically accurate, or for creating physics-based movements such as jumps.

Available physics tools are:

Center of Mass - a centerpiece part of a character rig, necessary for creating physically accurate movements

Angular Momentum helps to determine if character's rotation is physically possible and how it can be improved

Fulcrum Forces visualize forces applied to characters at fulcrum points

Ballistic Trajectory is used for creating physically accurate jumps

Ballistic Ghosts are used for correcting rotation of a character in the state of free flight

Fulcrum Points is an instrument for making character interaction with fulcrums (such as landing spots) look more lifelike

Camera Tools

A set of controls for adjusting camera behavior

Playback Tools

A set of controls for playing back animations

Rigging Tools

Rigging Tool

A set of instruments for creating character rigs

 

See Also

Interface Guide

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