How to delete all keyframes of your animation in Poser and DAZ Studio

Sometimes you experiment with keyframe animations, but frequently things can go wrong and you want to start afresh. Like clearing the sheet of paper you were sketching on. How do we do that to a timeline?

Easy: even though there’s no magic button for it, it can be done using the same technique in both Poser and DAZ Studio. Let’s take a look how.

Poser

At the bottom of the interface, you’ll find your timeline controls. Notice the frame counter in the middle there.

This means we’re on frame 1 of a 30 frame animation. To clear all keyframes of all objects, set the second number to 1. This will shorten the animation and thereby remove all keyframes from the timeline.

When you’re finished, set the animation duration to the correct length again and keep working.

DAZ Studio

In DAZ Studio we can do the same thing as in Poser: shorten the animation to become only one frame long. This is done in the timeline pane, in the field that reads Total (at the bottom left usually):

Set the total field to 1, then save your scene and close DAZ Studio. When you re-open it and load your scene again, all keyframes will be gone.

I know it’s a hack, and there’s probably a script out there somewhere. If I find it I’ll post a link to it here.





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