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.
Keyframes are found on the Timeline.
By default, they are repesented as blue-colored rectangles.
This color can change when a keyframe is only present on some of the Animation Tracks in the folder. In such a case, this keyframe will be colored rose when the folder is closed:
See Animation Tracks to learn more about tracks and folders.
Create/remove a keyframe:
1. Select a frame on the Timeline
2. Click or hit the hot key.
Create several keyframes:
1. Select a group of frames
2. Press the key while holding
Move a keyframe/group of keyframes:
1. Select it.
2. Drag it to a new position while holding
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.
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:
1. Select it on the Timeline.
3. Drag the keyframe(s) 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 (with the + key) or removing (the - key) frames:
Keyframes can be generated automatically when you adjust scene objects:
For this feature to work, turn on the Set key on change option. It can be found 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, but can improve for visual convenience.
A keyframe 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 button on the upper part of the timeline: