Pausing animation with curves


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Pausing animation with curves

One of the interesting quirks about working with the F Curve Manager in CINEMA 4D is this idea of Soft Interpolation. Soft Interpolation is what CINEMA 4D does when it creates keyframes. Is it tries to create a smooth motion between keyframes. Normally this is okay if you're just working with two keyframes, but when you want to create something like a pause in your animation the soft interpolation can become problematic. Now what I wanted to show you is an example that illustrates this idea of how problematic it can be and how you can correct it using the F Curve Manager. What I have is a simple word traveling along the Z axis, and I'll hit Play so you can see that.

So what I'd like to do is to create a Pause here. The first thing I need to do is create a keyframe for this moment in time and there's a great way to do that. If I hold on the Ctrl key, I can Ctrl+ Click right here in the timeline, boom! And I've just made a keyframe for that track at that mom...

Pausing animation with curves
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Pausing animation with curves provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Rob Garrott as part of the CINEMA 4D Essentials 3: Cameras, Animation, and Deformers

Subject:
3D + Animation
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CINEMA 4D
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