Blend-Point & Segment-Editor Toolbar.

Toolbar-BP-Seg-Editor

1-R-RED

SEGMENT EDITOR

Edit motion values of Segment AFTER active Blend-Point, with the red symbol.

2-R-Red

BLEND-POINT EDITOR

Edit motion-values of active Blend-Point, with the red symbol.

3-R-RED

Insert Blend-Point

Add a segment by splitting a segment in two.

4-R-RED

Insert Blend-Point At...

Add a segment by splitting a segment in two.

5-R-RED

Insert Segment

Add a segment before the Active Blend-Point

6-R-RED

Append Segment

Add a Segment to the end of the motion

7-R-RED

Delete Segment

Remove the Segment after the Active Blend-Point

8-R-RED

Data Transfer Table

Import and Export motion data to and from motion graphs


Important Terminology

BLEND-POINTS - see Blend-Point Symbols below.

Blend-Points: where segments end and start

Active Blend-Point:  has a RED 'diamond' symbol around the Blend-Point.

SEGMENT

Segment:  motion that is between any two Blend-Points.

Active-Segment: is the segment to the right-side of the Active Blend-Point with the RED 'diamond' symbol.

Blend-Point Symbols

Note:To increase or decrease the size of the triangular symbols in the motion-graph area, use:

Edit toolbar > Active Motion Settings > Accessibility > Line and Symbol Size separator | Symbol Size parameter.

Symbol-BP-StartEnd-NotActive

Blend-Point

Symbol-BP-StartEnd-Active

Active Blend-Point - with the RED 'diamond' symbol.

Symbol-BP-Start

Symbol for the Start of a Segment. This symbol may also be Black, 'Clear', or Grey.

Symbol-BP-End

Symbol for the End of a Segment. This symbol may also be 'Clear' or Grey.

Motion-Values at Blend-Points [Nodes]

Motion-Values: Position, Velocity, Acceleration and Jerk values at the X-axis value of a Blend-Point.

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You must specify for each Blend-Point1s-red its:

X-axis value
Y-axis motion-values at the End of a segment
Y-axis motion-values at the Start of a Segment

These motion-values may be:

specified to be different motion-values - see 'Pos' graph.

- or -

specified as the same value, and given a motion-value - see 'Vel' graph.

- or -

specified as the same, but no motion-value given - see 'Acc' graph
unspecified - not in image.

To edit the motion-values, you can use the:

Blend-Point Editor

and

Segment Editor

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