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  • Snap animated object to grid / Quantize movement?

    Posted by Andy Stokes on April 8, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Hi all,

    I’d like to know if there is a way thru Xpresso to force an animated objects’ position to snap to a grid? By this I mean i’d like to animate the position of the object in a regular fashion, but have it snap to a certain grid spacing to give it a jumpy movement.

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated since i’m not all that familiar with Xpresso.


    Andy Stokes replied 14 years, 10 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Randy Johnson

    April 8, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Turn your Keyframes interpolation to STEP rather than the default linear. Do this by selecting the keyfames in the timeline and in the option appears in the attributes manager.

    I am not to sure about the grid snapping maybe maybe Brian or Adam can help you out there.


  • Brian Jones

    April 8, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    something like this could work if that’s what you mean.

  • Andy Stokes

    April 9, 2009 at 2:49 am

    Hi Brian,

    Many thanks for that. It’s exactly what I need to achieve. Really good of you to create the Xpresso. Much appreciated.


    p.s: Know how to do similar in AE? 😉

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