Cinema 4D Prime Animate Menu Timeline Menu Functions
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D


Use this option to delete any unnecessary keys a given curve may have. Horizontal and vertical keys will be deleted separately.

This function can be useful when working with motion capture files, which can contain thousands of unnecessary keys. Applying the Simplify option will make editing your motion capture files much easier.


If only every 10th key should remain, set Time to 10 B. If only keys with an interval to the previous or next key greater than 50 units should remain, set Value to 50. Of course both settings can also be applied simultaneously.

Use the Simplify function with extreme caution since carefully created curves can be deformed drastically. Slowly increase values until you reach your desired result. Undesired results can be reversed using the undo function.

Alternatively, the KeyReducer can be used to achieve the same results.