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Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D
Key Interpolation

Key Interpolation

Since Cinema 4D R13, the options for newly created keyframes can be found in the Project Settings.

All pertinent keyframe interpolation properties can be defined here when new keyframes are generated (using the red buttons in the Animation palette). Note that keys will be created with Interpolation set to Spline to preserve the existing FCurve shape if they are created while pressing the Ctrl key.


If a keyframe already exists, the existing keyframe’s interpolation type will be maintained when a new keyframe is recorded (only the Value Key will be overwritten).

You should already be familiar with the following options from the Key Properties:


See Interpolation.

Lock Value

See Lock Value.

Lock Time

See Lock Time.

Auto Tangents

See Auto Tangents


See Slope


See Clamp

Remove Overshooting

See Remove Overshoot

Weighted Tangents

See Weighted Tangents

Automatic Weighting

See Automatic Weighting


Breakdown Color

See Breakdown Color.

Lock Tangent Angles

See Lock Tangent Angles

Lock Tangent Lengths

See Lock Tangent Lengths

Break Tangents

See Break Tangents

Keep Visual Angle

See Keep Visual Angle


Quaternion Interpolation

See Quaternion Interpolation.