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Animating Using Computer-generated Interpolation

After you have created the key poses, you can animate the in-between poses yourself or let Harmony do it using motion keyframes. When you use motion keyframes, your drawings will gradually move to the next position instead of staying on the spot until the next keyframe.

You can create a motion keyframe in several different ways. You can have Harmony create it automatically, transform a atop-motion keyframe into a motion keyframe and even switch your preferences to get Harmony to always create motion keyframes by default.

To automatically create stop-motion keyframes:

1. In the top menu, make sure that the Animation > Stop-Motion Keyframe option is disabled.
2. In the Timeline view, select the cell where you want to add a keyframe.

3. Do one of the following:
Right-click (Windows) or [Ctrl]+Click (Mac OS X)) on the selection and select Add Keyframe.
Click the Add Keyframe  button in the Timeline View toolbar.
Press [F6].

In the Camera view, if the Animate mode is enabled, as soon as you move the selected element, a keyframe will be automatically created on the current frame.

To convert a stop-motion keyframe into a motion keyframe:

1. In the Timeline view, select the stop-motion keyframes to convert into motion keyframes.

2. Do one of the following:
Right-click (Windows) or [Ctrl]+Click (Mac OS X)) on the selection and select Set Motion Keyframes.
Click the Motion Keyframe  button in the Timeline View toolbar.
Press [Ctrl] + [K] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] + [K] (Mac OS X).

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Animating in Stop-motion