Timeline Menu Create Add Property Tracks Value Key
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D
Data Key

Key Properties

The key properties available here belong to special, animated elements (e.g., several color gradient settings such as knot interpolation).

Key Time

The key is located at this time in the animation.

Lock Time

Activate this option if you want to protect a key from inadvertently being edited.

Breakdown Color

See Breakdown Color.


See Interpolation.


Use this setting to mute a key. When a key is muted, any interpolation or change in value(s) between the muted key and the subsequent key will not take place. Once the animation reaches the next key, values will instantly jump to those contained in that key. Muting a key turns the animation for that key off until the next key is reached.


See Breakdown.

Andere Parameter

Here you will occasionally find different settings listed (e.g., for an animated color gradient) that correspond to the respective animated elements.