Most of the time when we animate, we spend all of our time in the channel curves editor simply using the Add, Move and Delete controls.
However there is so much more you can use to speed up the way you work.
The video will cover the following:
- Tips on Autokey
- Colour coded sliders
- Contextual Pop up menu
- Quick Curve access without navigating the channel editor
- Break, Auto, Select, Translate, X-scale and Y-scale tools for the Channel editor
- Insert keyframes
- Selecting keyframes on a curve with a special hot-key combo
I also decided to make a quick opening animation for the videos. Call it a branding exercise with a few hours messing about on flame. Hope you enjoy it!
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All features mentioned are current with Smoke and Flame 2010 ext1 software release.
I hope this has been useful to use. A future installment of Animation tools will examine the math operations and their benefits for you.
This is the IFFFS-Kay signing off until the next time!!!