2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 1, 2018 8:04 AM by RHSeditor

    How to stop the X value from changing in graph editor?

    RHSeditor Level 1

      This is a weird problem to me. I'm not sure how to explain it. I shall use pictures.

       

      I have generated a vertical beam and keyframed it to move sideways as the mask on the layer beneath reveals a logo. See the before and after photos:

       

      Before.JPGafter.JPG

      Upon finishing that sideways move, I want the line to move to the bottom of the logo like so:

       

      Third.JPG

      I have keyframed it to do so, but for some reason the "starting point" moves sideways during the second move, even though it should just be a vertical drop. The endpoint should move directly to the left and the start point should move directly downwards. Instead, it does this:

      Huh..JPG

      When I open the graph editor and switch to the value graph, I can see a weird bubble in the X coordinates line for the starting point, but I can't figure out how to fix it; there's no bezier handles on the value keyframes, and when I try to convert them to linear it affects them on the temporal graph as well. bubble.JPG

      I need the keyframes to remain bezier to get the effect I want on the first move, so is there something I can do to stop the X coordinate from changing during the second move?

       

      Hope that makes sense. Thanks for any help!