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thomas downsKinks in the graph editor
by on Sep 30, 2009 at 7:14:46 pm

Hi, in brief, I have a horizontally scrolling animation I'd like to slow for text reads. Getting the slowdowns is killing me.

When I use two position keyframes to make the float slowly, I get kinks in the graph editor between the two keys. The effect is a visible and ugly bounce. You can see the kink in the curve, and no amount of finessing will get rid of it. Using one key alone and a lot of Keyframe Velocity adjustment would be nice, but it's not enough of a slowdown for a text read. A hold keyframe would be too much of a stop.

It needs to be a slow float.

Is there a technique I'm missing?

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Dave LaRondeRe: Kinks in the graph editor
by on Sep 30, 2009 at 7:43:46 pm

I'd play with the Bezier handles on the keyframe positions in the Motion Path.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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thomas downsRe: Kinks in the graph editor
by on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:33:17 pm

Yes, problem solved, thanks! Animation>Separate Dimensions, then option-command click to add bezier handles.

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