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Track View Tracks menu Note Tracks Add

Track View Tools toolbar (Add Note Track)

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 keys.

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.

Procedures

To add a note track:

  1. On the Track View Dope Sheet toolbar, click (Edit Keys).
  2. Highlight one or more item labels in the Hierarchy list.
  3. 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:

  1. Select the Note track (in Dope Sheet Edit Keys mode).
  2. Click (Add Keys).
  3. Click a note track in the Key Window to place a note at that particular frame.

To edit notes:

  1. Right-click a note key to display the Notes dialog.
  2. Click inside the edit box, and then start typing.

    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.

Interface

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.

Notes dialog

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.

Time

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.