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Time Bar

The solid dark gray vertical line on the timeline is the time bar. It represents the current time.

To increase the time bar resolution with finer time increments, click Zoom In (lower right corner of the graphics area of the MotionManager).

To move the time bar, do one of the following:

  • Drag the time bar anywhere along the timeline.
  • Click anywhere in the timeline except over a key point.

    Moving the time bar changes the current time in the animation, and updates the model.

    Example. The time bar is set for a duration of six seconds (00:00:00 to 00:00:06).

    When the pointer is on the timeline, press the spacebar to advance the time bar to the next increment.

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