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draw keys in action mode (i.e. for armatures)

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:09 pm
by slikdigit
Hi, I was at Sig recently and saw Ton demo draw keys on an ipo animation; it was awesome! So I went home and tried it on an armature, sadly, it doesn't work for armatures. Any ideas why this is so? Anyone else think it would be a nice feature add?

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:36 pm
by Monkeyboi
Yeah, Draw Keys is one of the oldest and coolest features of Blender (I only really discovered it after the 2.3 UI makeover - previousely it was a hidden feature), and I've thought the exact same thing; This would be most useful for armatures!

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:24 am
by Mats78
Yup. I suggested a 'motion paths' or 'trajectories' feature earlier, known from other apps. The point I had was that armature motion could be seen by displaying a path, eg. for every bone independantly. Better still, I'd like to be able to edit the path directly (the ipo keys would update automatically, as they do with the 'draw keys' function). This would be something ultimately useful for checking and fine tuning character animation.

Cheers,
Mats

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:12 pm
by sten
that was long ago I suggested "motionpaths" but some took it totally wrong way, heh, check here:

http://www.elysiun.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 3961#43961

/.Z

Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:46 pm
by slikdigit
I've chatted about that on irc with some people (display motion paths) and optionally only for selected bones.
I'd like both, actually, motion paths and keys, to work on armatures.

I wanted the paths to see if e.g. my character's eyes were following a nice curve, or if they were bobbing around all over the place. That's hard to know esp. if you're using the nla and action mixing.

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:03 am
by sten
hi slikdigit!

finally someone who picked up my old idea...so when and how can we force this in into Blender's animations tools ;) ?

yours,
ztonzy

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:06 am
by bjornmose
ztonzy wrote:hi slikdigit!

finally someone who picked up my old idea...so when and how can we force this in into Blender's animations tools ;) ?

yours,
ztonzy
[whisper]
improvements to animation system for next release was topic last sundays IRC meeting.
[/whisper]

BM

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:22 am
by sten
bjornmose wrote:[whisper]
improvements to animation system for next release was topic last sundays IRC meeting.
[/whisper]

BM
oh cool!

though I missed 20 min. in the beginning of the meeting...sorry :)

if you want you could tell me on irc next time we see each other there :)