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
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:
- Select the frame
- Click the red flag on the upper part of the timeline:
Adding a label to the selected keyframe