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Markers Pane

The Markers pane lets you manage animation markers and milestones.

Use markers to flag significant points in your animation, and then control your animation using these markers. For example, you can play an animation until the next marker by defining a playmarkersequence:// event link. See Create and Handle Animation Markers.

Create milestones to identify key moments in the timeline, and then use these milestones to produce a set of images illustrating the 3D scene at given moments in time. See Create and Handle Milestones.

To display the Markers pane, click Window > Show/Hide > Markers.

Note: The Markers pane is active in Animation mode only (not View mode).

This page discusses:

Toolbar Commands

Toolbar commands let you manage markers and milestones.

IconCommand NameDescription
Create MarkerCreates a marker at the current timebar location.
Tip: You can also create a marker by clicking in the marker bar of the timeline.


Create MilestoneCreates a milestone at the current timebar location.
Tip: You can also create a milestone by clicking in the marker bar of the timeline.
Delete MarkersDeletes the selected markers or milestones.
Previous MarkerMoves the timebar to the previous marker.
Next MarkerMoves the timebar to the next marker.
Play Until Previous MarkerPlays the animation backwards from the current timebar position to the previous marker.
Play Until Next MarkerPlays the animation from the current timebar position to the next marker. You can also press Space Bar to play until the next marker.


Show/Hide MilestonesShows or hides all milestones in the Markers pane. Milestones remain visible in the Marker bar of the timeline.

Right-Click Commands

Right-click a marker to display additional commands.

Note: To move a marker in your animation, drag it in the timeline.

IconCommand NameDescription
N/A Rename Marker Renames the selected marker.


Delete MarkersDeletes the selected markers.
N/ADelete All MarkersDeletes all markers.


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