Animation Menu

Animating in the Inspector provides additional options, such as the ability to delete or reset keyframe information. You can also navigate between keyframes in the Inspector. Every keyframeable parameter contains an Animation menu. If a parameter lacks a menu, it cannot be animated.

Figure. Inspector showing Animation menu for a filter parameter.
To set keyframes using the Animation menu
  1. Enable Record (press A), then move the playhead to the frame where you want to set the first keyframe.

  2. Change the value of the parameter you want to keyframe.

  3. Click the Animation menu, then choose Add Keyframe.

    A keyframe is added at the current frame.

  4. To set another keyframe for the same parameter, move the playhead to the next location and adjust the parameter.

    A keyframe is automatically added when you change the parameter.

To navigate to a keyframe
  1. Click the Animation menu for the parameter containing the keyframe you seek.

  2. Choose Previous Keyframe if the desired keyframe is earlier in time than the current time position, or choose Next Keyframe if the desired keyframe is later in time than your current time position.

    Note: You can also choose Mark > Go To > Previous Keyframe (or press Option-K) or Mark > Go To > Next Keyframe (or press Shift-K) to move from keyframe to keyframe.

To delete a keyframe
  1. Navigate the playhead to the frame where the keyframe is currently set.

  2. Click the Animation menu for the parameter you want to change, then choose Delete Keyframe.

    Note: To delete all of the keyframes for a parameter, choose Reset Parameter from the Animation menu.

To reset all keyframes for a parameter
  • Click the Animation menu for the parameter you want to reset, then choose Reset Parameter.

    All keyframes are removed for that parameter.

Animation Menu States

Depending on whether or not a parameter is currently animated, and whether or not the playhead is positioned on a keyframe, the Animation menu displays a different icon. This provides the ability to determine the status of that parameter at a glance.

Figure. Inspector showing Animation menu icon options.