skyace65 Feb 11, 2013 @ 12:27pm
Idea: Auto pose to pose tool
now for anyone who knows how to do the pose to pose animation, i think we can all agree, its a pain to do the same thing again and again. so what if we had some kind of auto pose to pose tool?

let me explain
right now to do pose to post animation, you need to mark a point in time, pose, chose another point, make it so the animation occurs over a point in time and than use the round tool. what if some mode was created that automatically did the round tool from one point in time to the next?

for instance, pose, move 5 seconds, pose again and the tool automatically makes the gradual change over time based on the spacing. it would save a ton of time on the animating.
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R234 Feb 11, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
You say that like posing is easy and quick and applying the round preset is a tedious task, but it's quite the other way around. If you've got time to make two intricate poses, you sure as heck got time to select a part of the timeline, Ctrl+MWup a bit, and slide a slider. Plus, automatic rounding wouldn't allow you to choose the transition's length or hardness.
skyace65 Feb 11, 2013 @ 1:14pm 
Originally posted by R234:
You say that like posing is easy and quick and applying the round preset is a tedious task, but it's quite the other way around. If you've got time to make two intricate poses, you sure as heck got time to select a part of the timeline, Ctrl+MWup a bit, and slide a slider. Plus, automatic rounding wouldn't allow you to choose the transition's length or hardness.

yes it would, as i said in the OP. you click on one span of time pose, than click on another and pose. that means if you want hardness you just have to put the poses closer together.
PalmliX Feb 11, 2013 @ 1:49pm 
You could also just select all the keyframes in the graph editor and hit 1, 2, 3 etc..
R234 Feb 11, 2013 @ 2:41pm 
Originally posted by skyace65:
yes it would, as i said in the OP. you click on one span of time pose, than click on another and pose. that means if you want hardness you just have to put the poses closer together.
That wouldn't control hardness, only speed. And how would the auto round tool even know where you want the animation to begin and end? You won't necessarily want it to always be continuous, some poses must be held for a while, some must blend into each other, and there's no way a tool could guess what you're trying to do. And even considering you want constant pose to pose blending using the center of each pose's timeframe as the start/end point (which as I see it would be the only way-too-specific possiblility such a tool could achieve), you still couldn't control the hardness, which is usually done by adjusting the length of the fade sections.

Like PalmliX said, you'd be better off using the graph editor for such an automated approach, rather than the very... organic motion editor, so to speak.
Pte Jack Feb 11, 2013 @ 3:58pm 
And we wonder why it took 3 years to produce Toy Story 2....
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