Colored Keyframes?
Posted: 23 February 2020 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Hi,

Is there a way to change the color of the keyframes?

Currently, they are all white. I want to color them so I can easily distinguish the main keys and the breakdown keys

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fczpwp83dy7ey4a/c4d220_color_keyframes.jpg?dl=0

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Ben

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Posted: 23 February 2020 09:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Hi Ben,

The only way I’m aware of is to use Layers as a color source for individual colors per Track. This must be enabled in the Preferences>Timeline-Dopesheet> Layer Colors.

A single colorization per keyframe is not available.

Would Markers be supportive in this case?

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Posted: 27 February 2020 12:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Hi Dr Sassi,

Thanks for the confirmation unfortunately layer color doesn’t work since it is per track.
The markers won’t work because
(1) I’d have to move along the marker when I move the key and
(2) In a single frame, there can be multiple keyframe colors. Marker can only provide one color in a single frame.

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Posted: 27 February 2020 09:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Ben,

There is an option to just have R; G; B for, e.g., X; Y; Z.

A single individual track color is not available.

Perhaps you make a suggestion.

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Posted: 27 February 2020 12:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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RE: Suggestion
Sure sure I will but again I will just do it at lumpsum because, as I complain before, I have to retype the details for every suggestion.

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Posted: 27 February 2020 01:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Thanks, Ben,

Perhaps suggest streamlining the feature request process from inside the application. Just a thought.

As I wrote before, I really like that everyone is happy, but I’m of course not in power to change things at will. Each tool, function, or process, (etc.) in Cinema 4D is the result of development and a discussion among developers and many alpha and beta testers. Often one way would exclude the other, which doesn’t mean it is not good, or the other is bad, but often things are not as simple as just implementing it in. Anyway, I can only help with what is given, and Cineversity is not the address to request changes in the application itself. That is why I mention the suggestion, the more a feature is requested, the more chances it has to get developer time.

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Posted: 27 February 2020 01:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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RE: Perhaps suggest streamlining the feature request process from inside the application. Just a thought.
Yes, I have already requested them before
(i.e. don’t let me retype the credentials again and again since I’m already log-in in Maxon Site. Just retrieved the detail in my Maxon site).
It’s not even in software itself. It is on support system site. And there are already tried and proven support system site available so the ” but often things are not as simple as just implementing it in.” is not really a good argument in this case.

RE: the more a feature is requested, the more chances it has to get developer time.
I have been hearing this, not only from you, but also from other Maxon staff from other forums.
I’d like to believe it but I find it hard to.

Unless they put a page where they list the suggestions with relevant details where we can upvote them or even just view them.
Then I will believe it. To be honest, I’m not only one with this sentiment. Check pages in other forums.

I made my peace with it (i.e. making suggestion is a futile case). “Small Suggestion” takes an unusual amount of time to be implemented even though they are not a major suggestion.

My reply is a bit negative but that’s what I really think.
I still am a happy owner C4D though, for the most part.

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Posted: 27 February 2020 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Ben,

What I meant was a suggestion box inside the application.

Tried and proven systems. Well, then you talk about a standard and everything is the same after a while. That will not happen, I hope. Cinema 4D will not become Maya, Maya will not become MODO, Modo Will not become Cinema 4D: implosion.
From the outside, things always look much more straightforward than to implement a system that is aiming for a new future proof system. Long story, and not the place here nor my interest to discuss.

That re-entering process of the data is certainly not a long time goal of anyone. All I can say is, I have the impression that was voiced more often than not and is understood. Again, not an official position, just my idea.

You are not negative, you put your way of creating and the needs required to feel un-constrained and supported first. Nothing wrong with that. So far, I have the impression to have supported this.

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