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copying keyframes
on Oct 11, 2006 at 6:14:34 pm

Can someone give me a short written tutorial on how Maya cuts and pastes keyframe data from one object (or material) to the next? I'm trying to select the keyframes I want in the graph editor, then copy and paste to the next object.......

In another software package I remember you could have an object selected, then select-copy keyframes, and click on the object that you want the data from. Anything similar in Maya?


Thanks in advance,
T


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accpph
Re: copying keyframes
on Oct 16, 2006 at 5:24:55 pm

Don't fear! You can copy keyfarmes from one object to another.

The first thing to remember is that MAYA has way too many pull down menu sets.

That being said do the following:

1. Select the object/whatever that has the keyframes on it.
2. Open your graph editor.
3. Just to be sure select all the attributes whose keys you want to copy. (Truthfully I have no idea if this step is actually necessary. I am just too paranoid to try it any other way).
4. In the GRAPH EDITOR's "Edit" pull down menu go to Edit> Copy> Options Box.
5. Select ALL (becuasue I think you said you wanted to do a simple copy of all the keyfames).
6. Click Copy Keys.
7. Select the object/whatever to which you wish to copy the keyfames.
8. In the GRAPH EDITOR's "Edit" pull down menu go to Edit> Paste> Options Box
9. Change the time range radio button to clipboard
10. Press Paste Keys.

It works everytime for me.

Hope that helped,

ACC


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