The timeline contains a collection of tracks, each track can contain any number of keyframes. Each vent start node in the layergraph references a timeline track. Whenever the playback cursor runs over a keyframe in one of the tracks, an event will be pulsed out of the track’s event start node.
- Track list area: Gives access to the properties of each track
- Track timeline area: Plots the data of each track along the timeline
- Track toggle: Enables/disables the track.
- Track name: Name of the track, this is the name the event start nodes must reference.
- Current timestamp: Simulation time of the current effect instance.
- Reset: Resets the scene.
- Stop: Stops all effect instances.
- Play / Pause: Toggles the simulation play/pause state.
- Step 1 frame: Pauses the simulation and steps it forward 1 frame.
- Step 1 keyframe: Pauses the simulation and steps it forward to the next keyframe.
- Toggle snapping: Toggles time-snapping ON/OFF when moving or creating keyframes in the timeline.
- Snap metric: Defines the snap metric & scale.
- Save view: Save the current timeline pan/zoom levels to be the default when loading the effect.
- Open settings: Open the timeline settings.
- Time ruler: Shows the time scale & ticks.
- Keyframe: Event keyframe in a track.
- Current cursor: Playback cursor of the current instance.
- Mouse cursor: Shows the time under the mouse cursor.
Key Bindings (defaults)
|Ctrl+Space||Create keyframe under mouse cursor|
|…||Step 1 frame forward|
|…||Step to the next keyframe|
|F2||Rename selected track|
Drag&droping a timeline track in the layergraph will create a new event start node mapped to this timeline
Drag&drop track to reorder them
Create keyframes with ‘Ctrl+space’
Zoom using the Mouse wheel
Select and move keyframes
Move keyframes with snapping
- Create a new track
- Delete the selected track
- Rename the selected track