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Can you tell the difference between the upper and lower graph editor curves?
If yes, then you are probably an animator who allready worked with blender’s animation curves.
Their biggest problem so far is (was) wrong auto-handles, which can cause your animation to not run smooth . This forces you to change a lot of keys.
I just had a bigger contract to do some character animation, and finally I got annoyed enough to write a little script which fixes things.
- adds 2 icons to the header in animation editors, see picture.
-can do clamped and free auto-beziers.
- you select keys and run the script. The handles won’t be auto-beziers by type, but aligned, so you have to re-run the script if you change keys.
But there’s another big news. Just the very same day I went to IRC blendercoders channel to talk with people about my script, i realized another coder just works on the same thing for blender 2.8(angavrilov), and the patch is now in it’s own branch. While the algorithms are different(the patch does more clever maths), the results are practically the same.
So, if you want to start using these auto-beziers right now, just grab the addon and install it, otherwise look forward to 2.8!