You can scale single
or multiple clips within the Trax Editor.
Scaling a clip either compresses or expands the animation of a clip
so it occurs over a shorter or longer period of time. The resulting
animation occurs faster or slower as a result.
In the next steps, you
select the four clips you imported to Trax, and scale them together
so they occur over the same time frame as the Travel_Forward clip.
To scale multiple clips in the Trax
- In the Trax Editor, Shift-click on the
clips: Bank_Left, Bank_Right, Shift_Left1, and Shift_Right1.
The clip manipulator appears.
The clip manipulator appears as a white box that encompasses the
four clips with handles (triangles) on either end and a circle handle
in the center. The clip manipulator allows you to move or scale
- Using the clip manipulator, drag the
right-hand scale handle to the right until the Frame
Out numbers on the Bank_Right and Shift_Right clips match
the Travel_Forward clip (Frame 299).
- Click play on the Time Slider playback
controls to play back the animation.
When the aircraft travels,
the sideways and banking motions occur over the entire length of
the Travel_Forward clip.
- Click the stop button on the playback
controls to stop the playback.
This completes the first
half of the Trax lesson. In the second half of this lesson you work
with motion capture data in Trax.