User Guide > Cut-out Animation > Offsetting Part of an Animation

Offsetting Part of an Animation

If there is a section of your animation that you want to reposition such as the head's height or the puppet's position, you can do it using the function curve.

To reposition a portion of an animation:

1. In the Timeline view, click on the Expand Function button of the body part layer to reposition. If you want to reposition the entire body, expand the master peg's parameters.

2. Double-click on the layer's parameter controlling the keyframes you want to reposition.

The Function Editor opens.

3. In the Function editor, select the keyframes you want to reposition by tracing a selection box.

4. Enable the Show Current Frame option view the transformation results in the Camera view as you do them.

5. Drag the keyframes selection up or down to reposition your sequence.

6. Close the Function editor.

Related Topics 

Keyframes and Drawing Blocks
Creating a Simple Cut-out Animation
Animating using Inverse Kinematics
Animating in Stop-motion
Animating Using Computer-generated Interpolation