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Anime Studio™ 6: The Official Guide by Kelly L. Murdock

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Understanding Keyframes

A keyframe captures the state of the scene at the current frame. Keyframes will only work if two or more keyframes exist and if there is a difference between the two states. For example, suppose a key is set for a circle shape at frame 1, where the shape is located near the left edge of the working area, and then at frame 11 another key is set for the same circle that has the shape positioned over near the right edge of the working area. When the scene is animated, the circle will gradually move from its starting position in frame 1 to its ending position in frame 11. At frame 2, the circle will move 1/10 of the way toward the end position at frame 11, which is where the second key is located. With each successive frame, ...

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