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4 Feb 2012, 6:02 PM

Just wondering if anyone has any cool short cuts to use in Sencha.
For instance, I have just created a 10 second walking sequence at a specific pace.
I'd like to add an additional 10 seconds and speed the pace up.

Is there a way to copy and paste / duplicate the initial sequence and place it directly
after? That way all the minor properties are already set, and I'd just have to edit the speed.

5 Feb 2012, 6:46 AM
Say I've animated a boy walking. Then he starts jumping. And now I want to make him walk again. Instead of manually re entering the exact same keyframe sequence that I set specific properties for at the beginning of the animation, can't I just copy and paste it further down the timeline? ie. after the jumping?

I know this is a relatively new program, I am not an experienced animator and I am not sure if this is a common feature or not in other animation programs, but because I am used to working in adobe and they offer such features when creating artwork, I would think it would be a rather important feature to add to any program since it seems really time consuming/tedious to manually reenter all the properties if you can just copy and paste. Of course the sequences will probably require small adjustments, but it would still save a colossal amt of time. .

Also- it would be helpful to know if there is a way to not only copy and paste an keyframe sequence but to reverse/flip/reflect one. Say I animate a flower blooming. Once bloomed, I want to show the flower folding back up with the same time ratio between keyframes as the blooming. If I don't do this, the flower folds up at it's own random speed at the end of the animation and it doesn't look as smooth, especially if I want to play a loop. If there is a way to copy a keyframe sequence, reverse, flip or reflect the properties / effects / directions, then paste after the initial sequence, that too would be very beneficial. . . and make the program much more user-friendly.

If these are not options, please let me know, for I'd be happy to post these ideas as suggestions in the appropriate forum.

6 Feb 2012, 7:41 AM
You are describing some good use cases! We are working on making the timeline better to work with. Currently, you can't select/copy keyframes and it is difficult to work with many keyframes. We know this is something our community want, and we are working on making it better.

16 Feb 2012, 4:17 PM
Yeah, I'd be anxious to hear if/when you make any updates!