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  • Add key frame without going to timeline?

    Posted by Scot Walker on April 7, 2005 at 6:33 pm

    I’m using the Record button to create some basic key frames for things like filters (gaussian blur, what else?) and I can’t figure out how to add a key frame without going into the key frame editor.

    I press the Record button.
    I click on my photo and press the record button.
    I move the playback head to about 10 frames into the image.
    I adjust the gaussian blur to 0.
    I need it to be 40 at the first frame.
    Then 10 frames before the end of the photo, I need a key frame of 0 again.
    Then put the blur at 40 at the end.

    This requires 4 key frames.

    The Record button only gives me a key frame if I change something.


    Greg Niles replied 19 years ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Scott Sailor

    April 7, 2005 at 8:12 pm

    This may or may not help, but when you are at the beginning of your timeline and press the record button, click on your object and wiggle it’s position. What I mean by wiggle is move it, then move it right back to where it was. Motion should create a keyframe even though nothing was changed.

  • Scot Walker

    April 7, 2005 at 11:24 pm

    That’s not optimal, but it will work.


  • Greg Niles

    April 8, 2005 at 12:05 am

    Use the animation menu to the right of each parameter in the inspector, there’s an Add Keyframe option there.

    — Greg

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