Timeline auto update?


#1

Hi all,

This may be a stupid question, I’ve tried to find the answer here on the forum without success.

When I work in the timeline, and select another object, can I get the timeline to automatically update?

I’ve found this to be quite irritating for some time, and realized now that I have a habit of right clicking the object in the object manager, scrolling down and clicking “Show F-curves” every time. It seems like a waste of time, how do you guys work in the timeline?

Thanks,
Dave


#2

Hi,
you can setup your timeline to automatically show the tracks for selected objects. Activate “Link View to Object Manager” inside the “View/Link” menu in the timeline window.
When “View/Automatic Mode” is active, it shows child objects animation as well.

Cheers :beer:


#3

If you want to make that permanent then set the timeline as above then save a blank file as new.c4d in the root maxon folder


#4

Thanks for your replies guys,

Well aware of the new.c4d functionality, but good point!
The link to object-view mode seems to be very useful. Just what I was looking for thanks.
The only thing I didn’t get to work was a few cases where I had a tag with animated properties and it didn’t show in the timeline no matter if I selected either the tag itself or the object.

Also, when I manually right clicked the tag and went under animation->show f-curves, then the object link in the timeline was broken and I had to re-enable it, but that’s no biggie.

Anyways thank you both for taking the time to write and thanks for the enlightenment.


#5

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