What’s a timeline

You can see and edit frames that make up the animation on the timeline.

Mark as read
Frames viewing

  • Open the Dracorex_walk_cycle scene. This scene contains the animation of the dinosaur.
  • Click on the frames to select them. The selected frame is marked with a black frame.
  • Drag the red slider over the timeline to quickly move through the frames.
  • You can also move through the frames using  A and D hotkeys

Mark stage complete
Animation playback

  • Click the Play button to start playing the animation.
By default, the animation will play again each time.
  • Disable the Loop mode in play button to prevent the animation from starting over.
  • Enable the Key mode in play button to play only keyframes. (These frames are marked dark blue on the timeline).
  • You can also use the player buttons to move through the frames.

Mark stage complete
Restricting work area

The first and last frames of the animation are displayed under the timeline. When there are a lot of frames it is convenient to limit the visible area of the timeline to work with.

  • Double-click on the number on the right of the slider and type in a higher number of frames. For example, 84.
  • Move the edges of the slider to limit the visible area of the timeline.
  • Move the slider itself.

Mark stage complete
Lessons completed
Mark all as complete