The NLA editor, short for NonLinear Animation, can manipulate and repurpose Actions, without the tedium of handling keyframes. It is often used to make broad, significant changes to a scene’s animation, with relative ease. It can also repurpose, chain together a sequence of motions, and “layered” actions, which make it easier to organize, and version-control your animation.
- Add Action Strip Shift-A
Add an NLA-strip referencing an Action to the active track.
- Add Transition Shift-T
Add an NLA-strip to create a transition between a selection of two adjacent NLA-strips.
- Add Sound Strip Shift-K
Add an NLA-strip controlling when the speaker object plays its sound clip.
- Add Meta-Strip Ctrl-G
Group selected NLA-strips into a meta strip. A meta strip will group the selected NLA-strips of the same NLA-track.
- Remove Meta-Strip Ctrl-Alt-G
Ungroup selected Meta strips.
- Add Tracks
Add a new NLA-Track on top of the selected object.
- Add Track Above Selected
Add a new NLA-Track just above the selected NLA-track.
- Include Selected Objects
Let the selected objects appear in the NLA Editor. This is done by adding an empty animation data object to the selected object.
Activates automatic snapping when you moving keys.
- Snap To
Type of element to snap to.
Snap to frame.
Snap to seconds.
- Nearest Marker:
Snap to nearest Marker.
- Absolute Time Snap
Absolute time alignment when transforming keyframes