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Copy a layer to another animation clip

Anonymous 7 months ago updated by Peter - Soxware Developer 6 months ago 4

Hi Peter,

Had a question on using layers. Is it possible to copy a layer (additive or override) from one clip to another?

I have several base animation clips (walking/running/jumping etc) to which I'd like to modify by adding a 'Arms holding Shield and Sword' override layer. Instead of having to create a layer for each of the clips I was wondering if I could create just one layer and copy it over to the other clips and maybe tweak it a little from there

Thanks!

UMotion Version:
1.22p11
Unity Version:
2020.1.12

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Hi,
thank you very much for your support request.

Yes this is possible:

  1. Select the Layer you want to copy.
  2. Press CTRL + A to select all keys in the dopesheet of that layer (the Clip Editor window needs input focus).
  3. CTRL + C to copy all keys.
  4. Open the other clip and create a new layer. The layer needs to be of same type (additive/override) as the source layer.
  5. Paste all keys using CTRL + V.

Please let me know in case you have any follow-up questions.

Best regards,
Peter

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Answered

Hi,
thank you very much for your support request.

Yes this is possible:

  1. Select the Layer you want to copy.
  2. Press CTRL + A to select all keys in the dopesheet of that layer (the Clip Editor window needs input focus).
  3. CTRL + C to copy all keys.
  4. Open the other clip and create a new layer. The layer needs to be of same type (additive/override) as the source layer.
  5. Paste all keys using CTRL + V.

Please let me know in case you have any follow-up questions.

Best regards,
Peter

Hi Peter

Wow that was easier than I thought :)

Thanks a lot for the quick reply that worked!


Best regards

Shu

Is there a way to do that in batch?

I'm tailoring an animation library to different characters and I would like to copy the layer to all the other clips as it's the same additive offset for all.

Thanks

EDIT: I realize it might be doable in the config? (https://support.soxware.com/en/communities/1/topics/724-copy-animation-pose-between-clips) I'm checking right now.  No that just creates an offset but does not alter the animation (logically)

Unfortunately there is currently no way to do that in batch.

Best regards,
Peter