Both Maya and Blender have ways of setting a key for the selected objects by choosing a percentage value between the previous and next keys…
This is super handy when working in “stop motion” mode (held or stepped keys in 3D packages). With Blender it’s a built-in Ease mode, where you select a control, hit Shift+E, then drag left and right to have the currently selected object blend between the previous and next key.
In Maya, there’s a script called TweenMachine that does it.
I was wondering if there’s anything like that in Harmony?
Let’s say I’ve got an arm position at frame 10 where the arm is facing down, and at frame 28 where it’s up. I want both an ease-out of the position of frame 10 and a slight ease-in to the pose at 28.
In blender I’d simply go to frame 18, hit shift+E, and drag to the left until the percentage of the previous pose is at 5 (or I could type 5). This provides an ease out. Then I’d go to frame 24, hit Shift+E and type 90, or drag to the right until the pose is at 90% of the keypose. Super quick, all while staying in stepped mode.
In harmony, here’s my current workflow when in stop motion mode.
- Start at frame 18.
- Select frame 10.
- Set the key to Motion Keyframe
- Go to frame 12.
- Set a Keyframe.
- Move it to frame 18.
- Make sure it's still a Motion Keyframe (most likely the new key was set to stop motion keyframe).
- Go to frame 27.
- Set a keyframe.
- Drag it back to frame 24.
- Select all the keys and set them to stop motion keyframes.
Is there a quicker way?