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Creating and Editing Transitions

Without transitions, a character's motion snaps between two fragment clips using the default blend time specified for the beginning of the second fragment. Add custom transitions for more realistic motion.

To add a new transition between two fragments

  1. In Mannequin Editor, on the Transitions tab, click New.

  2. Select the first fragment in Fragment ID From and select any associated tags.

  3. Select the second fragment in Fragment ID To and select any associated tags.

  4. View the new transition in the Transitions list and the Transitions Preview timeline window. The transition is colored orange.

By default, the transition duration is the default blend time. You can easily change the transition duration time.

To change transition duration time

  • In the Transitions Preview timeline window, drag the vertical divider line to the right or the left for the transition to increase or decrease the duration.

To add an animation to a transition

  1. In the Transitions Preview timeline window, double-click after the start of the orange transition block.

  2. Select an animation clip in Animation.

  3. Drag the new clip in the Transitions Preview timeline window until the blend time of the second clip overlaps with the end of the new transition clip.

  4. Right-click the first fragment and click Insert Transition.

The default transition behavior for a non-looping fragment is to wait until the end of the fragment to begin. You can adjust a transition so that a second fragment does not start playing until the first fragment is finished playing (and not immediately when requested).

To delay transition start time

  1. Select any key on the transition.

  2. Under Transition Properties, adjust the value of the Earliest Start Time property. This value is relative to the end of the previous fragment.