Easing Adjustment

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Easing Adjustment

Postby formxshape » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:50 pm

So after using Flash, and After Effects for the past 15+ years, I've recently bought Moho and used it on a big 5 video project for a NY client. And there is one very critical feature that is really needed in my opinion if Moho is to be taken seriously - ability to adjust Easing.

(Easily that is, yes I know there's the Motion Graph, but that is really not ready for pro use)

The level of ease for Ease In, Ease Out, Ease In/Out key frames is fixed at a set level currently. Not good for pro use.
In After Effects I'd simply adjust velocity influence on the keyframe:
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Or if required I make an adjustment in the graph editor, but when you're working quick - graph editors are not the best solution. You just want to tweak the influence of the ease, from a liner to an extreme level. AE's method of influence in a pop up window is ok... but slow in terms of UX. But at least it's there!

We need to adjust easing in Moho. Otherwise.. well currently all animation I've seen coming from Moho has a certain feel, just isn't looking pro.
And while it's possible to fine tune things by simply adding in more keyframes, you get a change request from a client and it's a nightmare...

How about a little slider on the keyframe property window to adjust the level of ease. From 0 = linear to 100 very extreme ease?

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Or you could get fancy and have a little graph output to show the easing.

That would take Moho from a hobby toy to a pro application imho. Please Please add this feature!
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Re: Easing Adjustment

Postby hayasidist » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:14 pm

you can have much more control over interpolation with the Bezier keyframe type and the motion graph...
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Re: Easing Adjustment

Postby formxshape » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:34 am

True but it's too much control and too fiddly to work with quickly.

And by quickly I mean, you have a deadline, it's already 7pm and you've got 2 more scenes to finish. You don't have the luxury of time to start converting keyframes to bezier, finding the right channel for it in the motion graph, and in the case of X, Y, Z + rotation, trying to sync up your ease adjustments.

A quick slider to adjust Ease Level on the keyframes, or as keyframes are set is really the desired tool and all that is needed.

Surely within the Moho code, that is used to create the ease interpolation they have a variable that is used to set the extremity of ease, just link that up to a slider within the GUI. :-)
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