User error - Animation
Getting to know my software. Want to make a very short, um... short. Nothing extraordinary. Open program and get Andy2 figure. Go to library, add 4 more Andy's, 2 on either side. Original Andy leans forward and looks to the right. Stands back up, looks to left, stands up, gives meek wave. Now, I want Andy to the right (andy4) to stand at attn until Andy1 finishes wave and Andy4 glances over and looks back. When I move Andy4, his animation starts at frame 1 and not between the 2 key frames I made the change in. What am I missing. I don't know enough 3d terminology yet to successfully look it up myself. I am used to actions (tweening??) happening between 2 key frames.
Even if someone could give me a starting point, I can look it up. Not necessarily looking for the easy-out. What terms would you use to look this up?
It sounds like what you'll want to do is copy keyframe 001 for Andy#4 to the frame where the wave finishes. Toggle the spline break ON for that keyframe. This way, Andy#4 will remain still up through that frame.
The spline break toggle is boxed in yellow, and I also boxed a keyframe showing spline break.
To open this keyframe palette, click the key-shaped icon on the timeline.
@seachnasaigh - Thank you. It seems that was what I wanted. After a few failed attempts, I finally got it to work right. Not quite sure how I did it but I'll have to play around with it a few more times before I completely grasp the whole concept. Thanks again. Now I have a starting point to research this better. Thanks again. You were helpful.
Breaking the spline prevents spline interpolation of tween frames across the break. If I put a spline break in frame 010, Poser will interpolate from frame 001-010 (disregarding keys after 010), then interpolate from 010 to 030 (disregarding keys before 010).
You can see this effect on the graph. Andy4 remains still from 001-010, then his motion is smoothly keyed from 010-030.
To open the graph, select the actor of interest, and in the parameter palette click the little white triangle to the right of the parameter of interest. That will open a drop down menu. Click graph.
This was very useful as well. I appreciate both of you taking the time to show me these things. It will help me to understand this software and retrain myself on how to construct scenes. It's a bit different than say, Flash 5, which was the last software I had that created animation. Thanks again