Keyframes

Keyframes (or keys) store character poses and positions. Changes made to a pose in a regular frame will not be saved, so you need to create a keyframe every time you want to adjust a character.

Create/remove a keyframe:

  • Select a frame on the Timeline
  • Click  or hit the  hot key

Create several keyframes:

  • Select a group of frames
  • Press the  key while holding 

Move a keyframe/group of keyframes:

  • Select it
  • Drag it to a new position while holding 

Note 1: If you move a key to a frame that already has another key, this key will be deleted and replaced by the one you have moved

Note 2: The first key in the timeline cannot be moved. If you try to move it, its copy will be created instead (this is because a timeline should start with a keyframe)

Copy a keyframe/group of keyframes:

  • Select it on the Timeline
  • Drag it to a new position while holding the  

You can also move and copy groups of frames. To do this, select a group and move or copy it as you would move or copy a single frame

An interval between two keys can be made longer or shorter by adding or removing frames

Labels

A label is an element of Timeline used to mark keyframes. Labeling keyframes has no impact on how they work, this is done for visual convenience.

A keyframe (at the center) marked by a label (red line)

A labeled keyframe is underlined with red.

To add/remove a label to a keyframe: 

  1. Select the frame
  2. Click the red flag on the upper part of the timeline:

Adding a label to the selected keyframe

See Also

Timeline

Trajectories

Interpolation

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