Easing in & out of keyframes

Modified on Tue, 16 Jan at 4:15 PM

With the easing modes, you can accelerate or decelerate movements around keyframes. This can help draw attention to specific points of interest in the animation. Changing the easing mode for a selected keyframe affects the segment between the keyframe and the next one. In NUBIGON, you can choose between four easing modes.

In the below examples, we change the easing mode of the selected keyframe on the left side.

No easing is the default mode.

Ease in accelerates the movement away from the selected keyframe. Notice the growing gaps between white-dotted frames, indicating accelerating movement after the selected keyframe.

Ease out decelerates the movement as the animation approaches the next keyframe. Notice the shrinking gaps between the white-dotted frames, indicating decelerating movement from the selected into the next keyframe.

Ease in and out: combines the previous two modes, accelerating as the object moves away from the selected keyframe and decelerating as we approach the next keyframe.

You can also adjust the strength of the easing. Sinusoidal is the weakest easing strength (see above).

Quadratic, Cubic, Quartic, and Quintic are intermediate easing modes in growing strength order. Circular is the strongest easing strength.

Change easing mode & strength

  • Select the keyframes you want to change.
  • Press Animate > Set keyframe interpolation (Shortcut: K).
  • Choose an easing mode and strength.
  • Press Motion Path > Refresh all to update all visible motion paths or update only the paths of the affected objects in the Object Inspector to see the effect of your changes. 

Before configuring easing, we recommend adjusting the animation speed on the timeline. Moving keyframes closer together will speed up the animation; pushing them farther apart will slow it down.