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# Control-Button 'States and Patterns'

## Blend-Point Editor Control-buttons

It is extremely important to understand how to use the three(3) Control-Buttons in the Blend-Point Editor (and the Segment-Editor) for each motion-derivative.

They control the Y-axis values of the motion.

Whether it is possible to specify a motion-value of a Blend-Point is a function of the:

C.Control-Buttons States

### CONTROL-BUTTONS DEFINITIONS

Each motion-derivative (P V A J) has three Control-Buttons.

We must understand the possible states of each Control-Button. Please read carefully the definitions in this table.

Definition:

Do edit End of Previous-Segment : It is possible AND a motion value is specified

Do NOT edit End of Previous-Segment : It is possible, but a motion-value is NOT specified

CAN NOT edit End of Previous-Segment : It is NOT possible to specify a motion-value.

Do NOT Blend : Do NOT FORCE the motion-value at the Start of the Selected-Segment to equal the motion-value at the End of the Previous-Segment

Do Blend : DO FORCE the motion-value at the Start of the Selected-Segment to equal motion-value at the End of the Previous-Segment

Do edit Start of Selected-Segment :  It is possible AND a motion-value is specified

Do NOT edit Start of Selected-Segment : It is possible, but a motion-value is NOT specified

CAN NOT edit Start of Selected-Segment : It is NOT possible to specify a motion-value.

### Control-Button: Patterns: 1- 9

The state of each Control-Button can combine to give nine possible patterns.

These patterns are:

#### Pattern 1

 ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▶ Start of Selected-Segment : Possible BUT NOT given a value ▶ End of the Previous-Segment ≠ Start of the Selected-Segment ▶ End of Previous-Segment : Possible BUT NOT given a value

#### Pattern 2

 ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▶ Start of Selected-Segment : Possible BUT NOT given a value ▶ End of the Previous-Segment ≠ Start of the Selected-Segment ▶ End of Previous-Segment : Possible AND given a value

#### Pattern 3

 ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▶ Start of Selected-Segment : Possible AND given a value ▶ End of the Previous-Segment ≠ Start of the Selected-Segment ▶ End of Previous-Segment : Possible BUT NOT given a value

#### Pattern 4

 ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▶  Start of Selected-Segment : Possible AND given a value ▶ End of the Previous-Segment ≠ Start of the Selected-Segment ▶ End of Previous-Segment : Possible AND given a value

#### Pattern 5

 ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▶  Start of Selected-Segment : NOT possible to give a value (Motion-Law) ▶ End of the Previous-Segment = Start of the Selected-Segment ▶ End of Previous-Segment : Possible BUT NOT given a value

#### Pattern 6

 ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▶  Start of Selected-Segment : NOT possible to specify a value ▶ End of the Previous-Segment = Start of the Selected-Segment ▶ End of Previous-Segment : Possible AND given a value

#### Pattern 7

 ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▶  Start of Selected-Segment : NOT possible to specify a value ▶ End of the Previous-Segment = Start of the Selected-Segment ▶ End of Previous-Segment : NOT possible to specify a value

#### Pattern 8

 ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▶ Start of Selected-Segment : Possible BUT NOT given a value ▶ End of the Previous-Segment ≠ Start of the Selected-Segment ▶ End of Previous-Segment : NOT possible to specify a value

#### Pattern 9

 ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▶ Start of Selected-Segment : Possible AND given a value ▶ End of the Previous-Segment ≠ Start of the Selected-Segment ▶ End of Previous-Segment : NOT possible to specify a value