3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 3:33 AM by sbonsell
sbonsell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi

 

Why is it that an 'overall' scale value I've set to change over time from the Inspector/Properties window (i.e. NOT setting X, Y or Z independently) can only be modified in the keyframe window as independent values X, Y and Z? It's really annoying - I'm trying to set a bezier curve for the overall scale change but even though I set X,Y and Z as one overall value, I can only modify it as three separate values - X first, then Y, then Z - and try to match the curve for each one. There doesn't appear to be a way of selecting X,Y and Z at the same time and there should be, surely?

 

Stuart


Motion 5, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: modifying X, Y and Z scale values as a group in keyframe editor
    Jim Wanamaker Level 4 Level 4 (2,260 points)

    Use the transform keyframe tool in the keyframe editor. It's the far right tool at the top of the lefthand part of the keyframe editor to the right of the arrow and looks like a box with a small plus sign at the bottom right corner of the box. Click it and draw a selection around the keyframess that you want to adjust. It will select all the superimposed keyframes and let you adjust the x,y and z scale values simultaneously. For more info type tramsform keyframe tool in the search box under help menu.

  • 2. Re: modifying X, Y and Z scale values as a group in keyframe editor
    Alex Gollner Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)

    Instead of clicking the keyframe you want to manipulate, try dragging a small rectangle around it - that selects the same point on all three curves at once. You can then move all three at once. You can also change the interpolition (to Bezier for example) for all three at once and modify the shape of the curves by dragging one of the handles. You can even separate one point from the others (Y scale for example), select all three points and modify the control point handle of one and all three will change.

     

    @alex4d

  • 3. Re: modifying X, Y and Z scale values as a group in keyframe editor
    sbonsell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Alex

    Your point on 'changing to bezier' is precisely what I'm trying to do but when I right click after dragging the rectangle I only get copy, cut or paste options...

    ... ah, you mean with the pointer tool not the trandform keyframe tool ... I see!