You can move to any
time in your active time segment by using either the
Frame field in the time controls area.
You can also move through time using the playback control buttons.
Using the Time Slider
The time slider shows
you the current time, and lets you move to any time in your active
To change the current time using the
time slider, do one of the following:
- Drag the time slider.
- Click in the empty track to either side
of the time slider.
- Click the increment arrows at either
end of the time slider.
When you click in the
slider track, the time slider jumps to the time where you clicked.
This is a faster method of moving through time than dragging the
The time slider displays
the current time, followed by a slash (/), followed by the total
time in the active time segment. For example 25/100 means frame
25 of 100 frames. The current time also appears in the current time
field. If your scene has been animated, it’s played back in all
viewports as you drag the time slider.
You can use the < and > keys
on the keyboard to advance the time slider a frame at a time. When
Key mode is on, this will advance to the next keyframe.
Moving to an Exact Time
The Current Time field
always displays the current time. You can also enter a time value
and press Enter to move
to that time.
Using the Time Control
You use the Time Control
buttons to move forward and backward in time and to play your animation
in one or more viewports. They work like VCR controls that you use
to move through frames and to start and stop animation playback.
The Time Control buttons include four buttons for moving through
time and a center flyout for controlling animation playback:
Go To Start
Go To End
They work like VCR controls
that you use to move through frames and to start and stop animation