Shape Keys Panel¶
- Active Shape Key Index
A List Views.
Current Value of the Shape Key (0.0 to 1.0).
- Mute (eye icon)
This visually disables the shape key in the 3D View.
- Transfer Shape Key
Transfer the active Shape Key from a different object. Select two objects, the active Shape Key is copied to the active object.
- Join as Shapes
Transfer the Current Shape from a different object. Select two objects, the Shape is copied to the active object.
- Mirror Shape Key
If your mesh is nice and symmetrical, in Object Mode, you can mirror the shape keys on the X axis. This will not work unless the mesh vertices are perfectly symmetrical. Use thetool in Edit Mode.
- Mirror Shape Key (Topology)
This is the same as Mirror Shape Key though it detects the mirrored vertices based on the topology of the mesh. The mesh vertices do not have to be perfectly symmetrical for this one to work.
- New Shape From Mix
Add a new shape key with the current deformed shape of the object.
- Delete All Shapes
Delete all shape keys.
Set the shape keys to Relative or Absolute.
- Show Only (pin icon)
Show the shape of the active shape key without interpolation in the 3D View. Show Only is enabled while the object is in Edit Mode, unless the setting below is enabled.
- Edit Mode
Modify the shape key while the object is in Edit Mode.
Relative Shape Keys¶
Relative shape keys deform from a selected shape key. By default, all relative shape keys deform from the first shape key called the Basis shape key.
- Clear Weights
Set all values to zero.
The value of the active shape key.
Min and Max range of the active shape key value.
- Vertex Group
Limit the active shape key deformation to a vertex group.
Select the shape key to deform from.
Absolute Shape Keys¶
Absolute shape keys deform from the previous and to the next shape key. They are mainly used to deform the object into different shapes over time.
- Reset Timing (clock icon)
Reset the timing for absolute shape keys.
This controls the interpolation between shape keys.
Linear, Cardinal, Catmull-Rom, B-Spline
The red line represents interpolated values between keys (black dots).
- Evaluation Time
This is used to control the shape key influence.
For example, if you have the shape keys, Basis, Key_1, Key_2, in that order.
Reset Timing will loop the shape keys, and set the shape keyframes to +0.1:
Evaluation Time will show this as frame 100:
For example, if you have the shape keys, Basis, Key_1, Key_2, in that order, and you reset timing: