Nonlinear Animation

This section covers features about the many techniques and tools used for nonlinear animation in Autodesk® Softimage®. Nonlinear animation is a way of animating that does not restrict you to a fixed time frame. You can store different types of animation, shapes, images, and caches into packages called sources, then load this package in the animation mixer.


What Is Nonlinear Animation?

The Animation Mixer


Audio and Animation


You can also use the animation mixer for other types of data:

• Shape animation — see Animating Shapes [Shape Animation].

• Animation layers — see Animation Layers [Animation]

• Cached animation and simulation sources — see Caching Animated Deformations and Simulations [Data Management]

• Image Clips — see Manipulating Image Clips in the Animation Mixer [Data Management]


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