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
Keyframes can be generated automatically when you adjust scene objects.
To enable AutoKey feature, click the A symbol near the keyframe button on the Timeline:
To disable AutoKey, click the A symbol again.
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