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I´ve saved a pose to a channel CHOP from a channel group (left click, motion effects/create pose), animated the character, and now I can´t find the way to create a keyframe from that saved pose at another frame.

Setting the export flag on the channel CHOP works fine, showing the desired pose while the flag is on, but I can´t find the way to copy the values as keyframes so that the pose becomes keyed and stays once I turn the export flag off.

The copy to export button seems to mean do exactly that, but I can´t get it to work on channels that are already animated, even if I set a key on all the scoped channels at the desired frame before clicking copy to export.

Any help appreciated

Thanks!

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I don't think there's an easy way right now as it was intended for saving the pose for further manipulation in CHOPs.

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thanks edward!

Seems like i´ll have to delve into pythonland for this.

May I ask why it´s not implemented by default?

Ain´t it nice being able to have your keys "baked" back to keep keying by hand?

(e.g, "baking" a walk cycle from chops, to be able to make adjustments with the pose tool)

Am I missing something? As you may see I´m totally new to character animation workflows in H.

Thanks again

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If you have animation channels, then saving a "clip" instead will copy them into the Channel CHOP. Then you can keyframe on these moved channels and have them drive your character.

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Then you can keyframe on these moved channels and have them drive your character.

The "moved channels" are the channels created on the Channel CHOP?

If so, I´d lose the ability to modify them using handles?

Thank you

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No, it should still work when you select the objects in the viewport. The selection will trace through the CHOP exports and scope the ones on your Channel CHOP. Mind you, I haven't tried this in a while. :)

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No, it should still work when you select the objects in the viewport. The selection will trace through the CHOP exports and scope the ones on your Channel CHOP. Mind you, I haven't tried this in a while. :)

So THAT was messing my channel groups haha

It still works as you said.

Thanks!

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