Time for action – using the Dope Sheet

The Dope Sheet is descended from the animation timing sheets used by classic animators that we saw in Chapter 7, Planning Your Work, Working Your Plan. You can move, subtract, and add keyframes, but unlike the Graph Editor, you have no control of the Bézier curves that control the motion. The window controls are the same as the Graph Editor controls that you studied in Chapter 3, Controlling the Lamp, the Camera, and Animating Objects. The following steps will help you in using the Dope Sheet:

  1. Open the file that you created when you compared dollying the camera to zooming the camera.
  2. In 3D View, select the camera you dollied into the scene.
  3. Move the cursor over the Timeline Editor window and go to the Current ...

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