Hi everyone, here’s an addon called “Real Time Animation”. It lets you create animations by moving objects and recording their motion. The addon is now free and open source under the MIT license, you can get it at https://sites.google.com/site/pointatstuffweb/ and the manual is at https://sites.google.com/site/pointatstuffweb/manuals-troubleshooting. Below video shows the first version of the addon, more features were added since then.
This addon for Blender lets you move objects and bones around in the viewport and record their motion as keyframes. The time slider automatically advances and keyframes are inserted (at frequencies that you set) when you move the objects, the addon pauses itself when you are not moving the objects. This can be used to create an animation directly, by animating in real time or in slow motion. It can also be used to create a sketch for your animation.
For animation cleanup, there are buttons that let you use the time slider to select/deselect/delete keyframes for location, rotation, and scale. This lets you swipe the time slider over ranges of keyframes to quickly select/deselect/delete them while viewing the animation at the same time. The purpose of selecting ranges of keyframes is so that you can do various adjustments on them.
Smooth Follow makes an object follow your mouse pointer in a smooth trajectory. This motion can also be recorded.
The addon also has buttons for duplicating the previous and next keyframe for location, rotation, and scale, and a button for displaying information about keyframes under the time slider.