mcjRetimeAnimation


Instructions


mcjRetimeAnimation is a Script for daz studio which lets you change the frame rate of an animation.

If you select a figure, all of the figure's animation will be affected.

If you select a collection of nodes, only those nodes will be affected

Only the keyframe within the specified playrange will be processed.



"Destination Frame" lets you create the re-Timed animation at any point of the timeline

if the "Clear Destination Range" check-box is check-marked, then keyframes within the
destination timerangewill be deleted just before pasting over the re-timed animation.

if the "Clear Source Range" check-box is check-marked, then keyframes within the
destination timerange will be deleted just before pasting over the re-timed animation.

The "Time-Mirror" button will paste the re-timed animation in reverse time order.
If you example you created the animation for you character to walk one step to the left
and this animation goes form frame 0 to 30, you could set "Destination Frame to frame 30
and the character will walk back ( one step to the right) to the initial position.

some examples

you created a dance loop from frame 0 to frame 30
you want Aiko to repeat this dance step at frame 30, but 2 times slower
  • make sure the playrange goes from 0 to 30
  • select Aiko's root node
  • un-check the "Delete Source Keys" checkbox,
  • set "Seconds per 30 frames" to 2
  • set "Destination frame" to 30
  • click the "Do it" button
you created a dance loop from frame 0 to frame 30
it's too slow, you want to make it 2 times faster
  • make sure the playrange goes from 0 to 30
  • select Aiko's root node
  • check-mark the "Delete Source Keys" checkbox,
  • check-mark the "Delete Destination Keys" checkbox,
  • set "Seconds per 30 frames" to 0.5 ( or set Frames per second to 60 )
  • set "Destination frame" to 0
  • click the "Do it" button

the tools named mcjDecimate and mcjBlooper, found elsewhere on this site

may help you further refine your animations.




Installation


The zip package is found at the bottom of this page

unzip it in your daz content folder, typically C:\Program Files\DAZ\Studio\content\

once installed, it will appear in your content library, under Studio / Scripts / mcasual


License


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mCasual Jacques,
May 6, 2012, 9:13 PM
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