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moveKeyCtx [-exists] [-history boolean] [-image1 string] [-image2 string] [-image3 string] [-moveFunction string] [-name string] [-option string] contextName

moveKeyCtx is undoable, queryable, and editable.

This command creates a context which may be used to move keyframes within the graph editor

Return value


In query mode, return type is based on queried flag.


exists, history, image1, image2, image3, moveFunction, name, option
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
-exists(-ex) create
Returns true or false depending upon whether the specified object exists. Other flags are ignored.
-image1(-i1) string createqueryedit
-image2(-i2) string createqueryedit
-image3(-i3) string createqueryedit
Contexts support up to three icons that represent the tool associated with the context.
-history(-ch) boolean create
If this is a tool command, turn the construction history on for the tool in question.
-name(-n) string create
If this is a tool command, name the tool appropriately.
-option(-o) string createqueryedit
Valid values are "move," "insert," "over," and "segmentOver." When you "move" a key, the key will not cross over (in time) any keys before or after it. When you "insert" a key, all keys before or after (depending upon the -timeChange value) will be moved an equivalent amount. When you "over" a key, the key is allowed to move to any time (as long as a key is not there already). When you "segmentOver" a set of keys (this option only has a noticeable effect when more than one key is being moved) the first key (in time) and last key define a segment (unless you specify a time range). That segment is then allowed to move over other keys, and keys will be moved to make room for the segment.
-moveFunction(-mf) string queryedit
linear | power | constant. Specifies how the keys are dragged. The default move type is constant where all keys move the same amount as controlled by user movement. Power provides a fall-off function where the center of the drag moves the most and the keys around the drag move less.

Flag can appear in Create mode of command Flag can appear in Edit mode of command
Flag can appear in Query mode of command Flag can be used more than once in a command.

MEL examples

  // Create a move key context which works in insert mode
  // for the graph editor
  string $newCtx = `moveKeyCtx -option insert`;

  // Edit the context to over mode
moveKeyCtx -e -option over $newCtx;