Frame Step

Updated: 11/21/2023

This section describes the frame step function.
[Frame Step] means the interval, expressed in frames, at which the same picture is displayed within 24 frames* (1 sec).
(For general animation)

About Frame Step

The default setting is full frames, so the motion is smooth, but by using the frame step function, it is possible to reproduce the sharpness of motion as in limited animation.
In the video below, the left side does not use the frame step setting (full frame) and the right side uses the frame step setting.

Frame Step Setting

You will find the frame step property at the bottom of the [Property group] under [Placement & Opacity] on the timeline.

By clicking on the frame step setting button (1), you can select single, double, or triple frame steps.
You can also drag and drop the numeric input box in (2) or directly input the numeric value in frame step field.

When a frame step is set, a frame step keyframe is set at the position of the indicator (blue bar on the timeline).

Multiple keyframes can also be set to change the frame step setting between keys.

Display method for frame step

Align the grid with the frame of the frame step

Set the timeline grid display to [Frame step] to switch the display.
See “Timeline palette” for details.

Highlight frames for frame step

Highlight frame step by turning on [Highlight frames for frame step].
See “Displaying and operating the timeline palette” for details.



Individual Parameter Group Settings

Frame step settings can be set individually if there is a [Parameter Group] in the [Live2D Parameters] property.
Right-click [Property] and click [Add frame step properties].

A frame step property has been added at the bottom.

Export Frame Step

The following settings are required when exporting with frame step applied.

Open the Animation View, and then click [File] from the top menu and [Export Embedded file] -> [Export motion file] to open the Motion Data Settings dialog box.

Export with the [Apply Frame Step] checkbox checked.
(The information from the frame step is converted to steps.)

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