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AnimAide - Free add-on for Blender 2.80 to manipulate keys on an fcurve

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aresdevo writes:

AnimAide is a free add-on for Blender 2.80 that has some helpful tools for animation inspired by what you can find in other software. It gives you the ability to simultaneously manipulate a group of keys across multiple fcurves from either animated objects or animated bones in an armature.

There are some Blender options to manipulate keys, but AnimAide open the door to new possibilities. Not only has a wider range of tools but when working with a group of fcurves each one will have their local space.

At the moment, Animaide has two main panels: Sliders and AnimTransform.

So far the slider has 14 tools so far:

  • Ease To Ease
  • Ease
  • Blend Ease
  • Blend Neighbor
  • Blend Frame
  • Blend Offset
  • Push-Pull
  • Scale Average
  • Scale Left
  • Scale Right
  • Smooth
  • Noise
  • Time Offset
  • Tween

Aside from accessing those tools using the slider on the panel, you can also use shortcuts for faster workflow. But If pie-menus are your thing, we have also provided two of them.

Anim Transform freezes time, so any transformation you do to an animated object or bones in an armature affect the entire animation equally

I'm a character animator that is adventuring into the world of coding so please let me know of any bugs you find or feedback you may have.

To get the addon and more information please go to github.com/aresdevo/animaide

I hope you find these tools useful.

About Author

Ares Deveaux

I'm a character animator working in animated films for the past 12 years. Have worked in studios such as Dreamworks, Bluesky, and Laika. Before that, I used to be a 3D generalist and post-producer in my native country. I have used a lot of software in my career, but lately, I have fallen in love with Blender and coding has become my jobbie.

11 Comments

  1. Can't seem to install...
    working with the new 2.8
    install from the zip in preferences...
    does not show up...
    its in the Addon folder, just not in the list.

  2. Raymond T Lewis on

    yes, tried
    3 or 4 times, and on two different machines.
    even
    deleted preferences,
    with no affect...

    both machines are Mac.
    curious if anyone else is having trouble.
    really could use this Addon.

  3. If you downloaded the add-on earlier today, please delete it and re-download it. There was a bug that would make it now show up in Blender. Sorry about that.

    • Hey Fred, before you posted this I added an icon in the main slider panel that links to the manual, but I realize now it was not showing the images. I fixed it, so if you want to have the manual in all its glory download the add-on again and re-install it. Once you do it, you won't see the changes until you relaunch Blender. Thanks for the comment.

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