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Dave Macomber
Timeline Selection
on Nov 7, 2012 at 2:59:56 pm

Ack! Not sure what I did, but suddenly I'm only able to draw a bounding box to select keyframes in the timeline. Previously, I was able to simply click a keyframe and move it (which would be my preferred behavior), but now I can only select the keyframe by drawing a box around it... Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance.


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Dave Macomber
Re: Timeline Selection
on Nov 7, 2012 at 3:17:46 pm

Found it. Timeline > Edit > Region Tool had been turned on, somehow.


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Gavin McDonald
Re: Timeline Selection
on Jun 5, 2013 at 7:05:59 pm

Jesuz.... thank you brother. almost smashed computer.


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Paul Roper
Re: Timeline Selection
on Sep 20, 2013 at 3:02:36 pm

THANK YOU so much for this, Dave!

I was just about to send a sweary, ranting email to Maxon, slagging them off for making such a lousy product, then a search for "timeline" in the cow forums brought up your post. Looks like I'm not the only one who fell into this ridiculous trap set by Maxon.

What a stupid and pointless "feature" this "Region Tool" is. Why can't makers of 3D software just look at the way After Effects handles Bezier curves and just copy them exactly? Maya's Bezier curve creation/editing is also completely hopeless. It's really annoying when someone (eg. Autodesk, Maxon) tries to re-invent something and then completely bollockses it up.

It's annoying that Maxon does not provide any kind of help system with C4D - sure, there's the "help" system, but that's as useful as a chocolate teapot.

Rant over.

Once again....thanks (in response to your post from nearly a year ago)!


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Patrick Butler
Re: Timeline Selection
on Sep 15, 2016 at 6:25:47 pm

Dude, tell me about it! Especially now that C4D Lite is built in with Ae.

I want to be able to switch all the keystrokes and everything to match Ae. I probably can do it, but there should just be a setting for it, much like being able to use Final Cut keystrokes in Premiere.


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Ian Padgham
Re: Timeline Selection
on Feb 7, 2017 at 12:30:35 am

For future users with this same issue:
Keyboard shortcut is "R" on Mac


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