Timeline Menu Create Add Special Tracks Doodle Image
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D
Doodle Image

Basic Properties

Basic Properties


Here you can enter a name for the object.


If an element was assigned to a layer its layer color will be displayed here. This field reflects the layer color in the Layer Palette. You can drag & drop layers from the Layer Manager or similar layer fields onto this field. You can also assign layers or remove elements from current layers using the menus located behind the small triangle.

Enable Animation

Use this setting to turn animation tracks off, i.e., the track will not be animated despite existing animation. This state will automatically be inherited by the Child objects (Child objects’ states can nevertheless be switched independently of the Parent objects). The same functionality can be found in the layer column in the form of an Film Strip icon that can be turned on or off.

Solo Animation

Activate this setting if you want to switch the track to Solo Animation mode, i.e., only that track will be animated and all others will be turned off. This state will be inherited by all Child objects but can be changed on an individual basis. The same functionality can be found in the layer column in the form of a film strip that can be turned on or off.

Use Pref. Color

If this option is enabled the colors defined in the Preferences menu (Interface|Colors|Timeline: track X/Y/Z color) for the F-Curves will be used in both Dope Sheet and F-Curve Mode. If this option is disabled, the color can be defined freely (for most Tracks).

See Set/Reset Constant Velocity..