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Switching between Motion and Stop-motion Keyframes

You can switch a keyframe from stop-motion to motion at any time in the Timeline view and Function Editor.

To switch between Motion and Stop-Motion in Timeline View:

1. On the right side of the Timeline, select one or more keyframes to be modified.

2. To switch between motion and stop-motion, do one of the following:
Right-click (Windows) or [Ctrl]+Click (Mac OS X)) on the selected keyframes and select Set Motion Keyframes or Set Stop-Motion Keyframes.
Press [Ctrl] + [K] (Windows) or [⌘] + [K] (Mac OS X) or [Ctrl] + [L] (Windows) or [⌘] + [L] (Mac OS X).
In the Timeline View toolbar, click the Motion Keyframe or Stop-Motion Keyframe button.
In the Camera view, select the keyframe to convert. In the Coordinates and Control Point view, select/deselect the Stop-Motion Keyframe option.

To swtich between motion and stop-motion keyframes in the Function Editor:

1. Open the Function Editor.
2. In the Timeline view, double-on the layer that contains the keyframes that you want to convert.

The Layer Properties dialog box opens.

3. In the Transformation tab, click the Function Editor button to display the Editor Window.


1. In the Timeline view, click the Expand Function button and double-click on the function to edit. Or press [Alt] + [F].
2. Select one or more keyframes to modify on the Function Curve.

3. Select or deselect the Stop-Motion Keyframe option to set a stop-motion or motion keyframe.

Setting a Different Colour for Stop-motion and Motion Keyframes

In the Preferences dialog box, you can set a different colour for your stop-motion keyframes in order to create a greater visual difference in the Timeline view.

To set the stop-motion keyframe colour:

1. Open the Preferences dialog box by pressing [Ctrl] + [U] (Windows) or [⌘] + [U] (Mac OS X).
2. Select the General tab.
3. In the Colours section, click Edit Colours.
4. In the Colours window, select the Exposure Sheet tab.
5. In the Others section, click the Stop Motion Keyframe swatch.
6. In the Select Colour window, select a new colour.
7. Click OK to close the Select Colour window.
8. Click OK to close the Colours window.
9. Click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.

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