With Add Note Track,
you can insert a note track below a highlighted track in the Track
View Hierarchy. You can make note keys and associated notes at specific
time locations to keep track of what keys do. Do this by adding
keys in Dope Sheet Add
Keys mode, then right-click a note key to see the Notes dialog.
The information you enter will appear in the Key window under the
Any item in the Hierarchy
list can have a note track added as a branch below it. You can add
a note track to an item in any of the Track View modes.
Note track for animation
of door opening
Once you have created
a note track for an item, use Add Keys to insert note keys. Use
the Notes dialog to edit the notes.
You can have toolbar
access to the Note Tracks by unhiding the Tools: Track View toolbar.
To add a note track:
- On the Track View Dope Sheet toolbar,
- Highlight one or more item labels in
the Hierarchy list.
- From the Tracks menu, choose Note Tracks Add.
A note track is inserted
as a branch directly below each highlighted item.
To add a note key to a note track:
- Select the Note track (in Dope Sheet
Edit Keys mode).
- Click (Add
- Click a note track in the Key Window
to place a note at that particular frame.
To edit notes:
- Right-click a note key to display the
- Click inside the edit box, and then start
The first line of your
note appears as a label to the right of the note key. Type a one-
or two-word description as the first line of your note. Close the
dialog using the X button at the top right corner to enter the body
of the note.
- Add Note Track
Inserts a note track directly
below the highlighted items in the Hierarchy list. This is available
from the Tracks menu or from the Tools: Track View toolbar.
Adds or edits notes on
the animation in Track View. The first line of your note appears
as a label to the right of the note key. You should type a short
one- or two-word description as the first line of your note. Press Enter to start the body of the note.
Press Enter or click
within the text field to start the body of the note. Close the Notes
dialog by clicking the X button at the top-right corner of the dialog.
- Note Number
Indicates which note
key you are working with. Click the left arrow to move back to the
previous note or the right arrow to move forward to the next note.
Sets the time position
for the note key. Change the value to move the note to a new time.
- Lock Key
Locks the key to the
Time field. When set, the key ignores all operations performed with
Move, Slide, and Scale. The only way to change the key's time is
to use the Time field in the Notes dialog.