You can use the Navigate, Zoom, Pan & Zoom, and Frame tools (available from the menu, toolbar icons, and supra keys) to view a specific area of the graph.
To deactivate any viewing tool, press Esc or choose another tool.
By default, the navigation icons are not displayed in the toolbar in Classic mode. To display them, right-click in an empty
area of the toolbar and select (see Panels on the Toolbar
Interactively increase or decrease the magnification of the graph by choosing , pressing the C key, or clicking the Zoom icon in the toolbar. The cursor turns into a small magnifying glass:
To zoom in (increase magnification), drag in the graph to define a region to enlarge, or hold down the left mouse button.
The region you draw defines the center of the region you want to see.
To zoom out (decrease magnification), Shift+click and drag. Drawing a larger region zooms out less while drawing a smaller
region zooms out more.
To pan, middle-click and drag.
To interactively increase and decrease the height of the view, right-click and drag up and down.
To increase and decrease the width of the view, right-click and drag right and left.
To reset the zoom factor, click once in the graph.
You can also zoom in and zoom out by choosing , clicking the Pan icon in the toolbar, or pressing the Z key.
To zoom in, hold down the middle mouse button. The zoom-in continues until you release the mouse button.
To zoom out, hold down the right mouse button. The zoom-out continues until you release the mouse button.
To pan, drag with the left mouse button. The pan continues until you release the mouse button or the Z key.
Zooming with the Mouse Wheel
By default, you can zoom using the mouse wheel:
Scroll forward to zoom in and backward to zoom out.
Press Ctrl to zoom quickly, Shift to zoom more slowly, and Ctrl+Shift to zoom even more slowly.
If desired, you can disable the mouse wheel zoom or restrict it to the Navigation tool so that you can use the mouse wheel
with other tools. See Mouse Wheel in Camera Preferences [Preference Reference].
You can pan to scroll the area shown in the graph by choosing , clicking the Pan icon in the toolbar, or pressing the Z key.
To pan, click+drag in the graph.
To pan along the X axis, drag to the left or right.
To pan along the Y axis, drag up or down.
To pan across the graph during playback, choose .
TipYou can set the Pan icon to be the default "pan and zoom" tool by selecting it as the on the View page in the Fcurve Editor Preferences property editor.
Panning and Zooming
You can pan and zoom in the graph in any direction, including in constrained directions. You can use a number of different
tools to pan and zoom in different ways.
To interactively pan or zoom
TipIf you press Ctrl while this tool is active, you can switch to the rectangular zoom tool.
To pan and zoom horizontally
To pan and zoom vertically
Framing sets the zoom and pan so that the curves or keys fit in the graph within a specified range.
To frame selected keys
Select the keys and choose , click the Frame icon, or press the F key. If no keys are selected, the selected curves or regions are framed.
To automatically frame all fcurves in the graph
Choose . This applies when you open the animation editor with a selected object and when you update the selection.
If you have the filter active and you select one or more parameters in the animation explorer, their fcurves are automatically framed in
You can set a default preference for whether is on or off in the Fcurve Editor Preferences property editor.
To frame a region
Highlight the region to be framed, then choose or , click the Frame icon, or press the F key. If no region is selected, the selected curves are framed.
To frame selected fcurves
Choose or , click the Frame icon, or press the F key. If nothing is selected, then all curves are framed.
To frame all displayed fcurves
To frame all the fcurves within the time span specified by the timeline
To center the fcurve graph around the timeline cursor's position
If there are frames displayed that go out of the range of those defined by the scene's timeline, that part of the graph is
displayed with a darker gray.