Add/delete keys to/from parameters

(Updated 11/07/2018)

By adding a key to the parameter, the shape of the deformation can be registered in the key form and motion can be applied.
Keys can be edited from the following three locations.

  • Icons in the [Parameter] palette
  • [Edit Parameter] Dialog
  • Pop-up for parameter adjustment

Please also check out our “Basic Tutorial,” which explains the steps from adding keys to creating shapes in video.

Simple editing of keys from palette icons

Adding Keys

1. Select the object (ArtMesh or deformer) for which you want to set parameters.
* Here, using the 3-point addition of the key as an example, click on the ArtMesh of the left eyebrow hair to select it.

2. Click on the parameter to which you wish to add a key and select it.
Here we select the “left eyebrow deformation” parameter.
3. Click the [Add 3 Keyforms] button at the top of the palette.

4. Three green dots are added to the “Left Brow Deformation” parameter.

TIPS
The example here is [Add 3 Keyforms], but if you want to add 2 points, make the same selection and click [Add 2 Keyforms].

 

Key Deletion

1. select the object whose key you want to delete.
2. Select the parameter to be deleted by clicking on it.
3. Click the [Delete All Keyforms] button at the top of the palette.
4. The green dot disappears and all keys attached to the parameter are deleted.

If you want to delete only some of the keys, you can do so from the [Edit] dialog described below or from the parameter adjustment pop-up.

 

Edit Key from Edit Dialog

Adding Keys

1. Select the object for which you want to set parameters.
As an example here, click to select the ArtMesh for the left eyebrow hair.

2. Click on the parameter to which you wish to add a key and select it.
Here we select the “left eyebrow deformation” parameter.
3. Click on the [Edit Key Manually] icon.

4. The [Edit Key Form] dialog box appears.

5. Click on the scale and a red dot will be inserted. This is the key.
Here we want to set “-1.0”, “0”, and “1.0”, so click on the location of each value on the scale, or click on the [Add 3 Keyforms] button below the scale.

6. When three points have been inserted, click the [OK] button.

Three green dots have been added to the “Left Brow Deformation” parameter.

Key Deletion

1. select the object whose key you want to delete.
2. Select the parameter to be deleted by clicking on it.
3. Click on the [Edit Key Manually] icon.
4. The [Edit Key Forms dialog] will appear. (Up to this point, the operation is the same as adding a key.)
5. Click on the keyform you wish to delete (red dot) to remove the keyform.

Edit Key Value

The value of the inserted key can be edited.

1. Select the object whose value you wish to edit.
2. Select the parameter to be edited by clicking on it.
3. Click on the [Edit Key Manually] icon.
4. The [Edit Key Forms dialog] will appear. (Up to this point, the operation is the same as adding a key.)
5. Click on a number in the [Value] column to edit it.
Enter any number.

 

Edit key from parameter adjustment popup

Adding Keys

1. Select the object for which you want to set parameters.
As an example here, click to select the ArtMesh for the left eyebrow hair.

2. Click on the parameter to which you wish to add a key and select it.
Here we select the “left eyebrow deformation” parameter.

3. Move the black dot on the parameter slider to the position where you want to add the key.

Tips
The position of the black point can be moved by entering a value in the numeric field to the right of the slider.
If you want to add keys with exact values, please use this.

4. After confirming that the black dot is where you want to add the key, click on the [+] mark in the popup that appears to the right of the parameter.

5. The black dot turns green and a key is added.

If there is only one key form on a parameter, the object will only be displayed with that key value, so if you want the object to always be displayed when the parameter is moved, insert keys on both ends of the parameter as well.

TIPS
Note that if you add a key from the slider, the key form may be struck to a value that is not divisible by the decimal point.

Key Deletion

1. select the object whose key you want to delete.
2. Click on the key fom to be deleted and make it have a red border around the green dot.

Tips
The slider can be adsorbed by right-clicking near the keyform you wish to select.

3. Click the [-] mark in the pop-up window to the right of the parameter to delete the key form.

 

 

 

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