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    Graph editor 2018

    I'm trying to copy on my y channel a group of keys to duplicate same keyframes later in the time line.

    can't get it to do it. Docs hint you can do it, but selecting a bunch of keys and copying and pasting elsewhere -it only is pasting one time slice not the group.

    I know you can do this in fusion no problem. I thought you could in lw, anyone know how?

    https://docs.lightwave3d.com/display...Editor+Toolbar

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    Yes, you can do this. You surround the keys to be copied and either press "c" (not CTRL-C) or use Keys=>Copy Select Keys. Then position the cursor on the curve where you want to Paste the keys and press "v" (not CTRL-v).

    GraphEditor_CopyPasteKeys.mov

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    Ha, i was hitting cntrl v - so odd that its not cntrl v

    thanks alot

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    You can also use the ctrl key with the RMB to drag them on the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonpietro View Post
    Ha, i was hitting cntrl v - so odd that its not cntrl v

    thanks alot
    CTRL-c and CTRL-v are for Copy & Paste what they call a "Time Slice" - the curve's value at the current timeline position. So, if you click somewhere on the timeline below then press CTRL-c, the value of the curve will be copied (even if there's not a key there). Selecting a different position on the timeline and pressing CTRL-v will paste that value.

    Yes, I guess my preference would have been to have CTRL-c and CTRL-v operate on the currently selected keys by default. I guess I could change it if I wanted, but I'll probably leave it the default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher_NT View Post
    You can also use the ctrl key with the RMB to drag them on the curve
    Rather, you can use the ctrl key and the RMB to duplicate-drag selected keys.

    I use this method a lot when I want to reverse a simple animation later in the sequence, like return a character to zero position after an animation. I select the keys of the animation, ctrl+RMB drag-copy them down the timeline to their new position and invert the keys.

    Fast and easy!

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    Very useful info, thanks for the clarity!
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    also check Tip 2 in this video from Louis du Mont >

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