Importing/Exporting a sequence of poses.
Importing a sequence of poses as Keyframes.
For this you are gonna need a Model and a sequence of poses for that model. You can make the poses any way you want, the only requisite is that the ending of the name of the poses must be a numeric sequence.
For example runcycle-0001.pose
First import your model.
Now Select the armature so that is the active object.
Goto to the XPS Toolshelf and in the XPS Anim
panel click the button Poses to Keyframes
This will open a file selection dialog. Select 1 pose of the sequence. It doesnt matter witch one you choose, the addon will import all the poses in the sequence.
The addon imported all the poses as keyframes (the yellow lines in the timeline).
You can left click on the timeline and scrub to see the animation. Since we only imported keyframes, the animation is very choppy.
Now we will put some frames in between the keyframes to make a better animation.
Set roughly the length of the animation by changing the start and end frame of the playback/render range
With this we will be able to preview the animation and make it loop when we press ALT+A
for playback. Press it again to stop.
Change the editor area
to Dope Sheet
Hit the Home Key to bet fit all the keyfames in the screen.
Those squares/diamonds are the keyframes. Each bone has its own keyframes.
To select a keyframe right click on it. To move a keyframe Press G
or right click and hold. Left click to place the keyframe.
If you try to move the keyframes selecting them to the right of the bone names you will move the individual keyframe for a bone, we want to move them together. To do this select the key frame from the top part.
Once you space the keyframes, blender will create the in between frames automatically.
Press CTRL+ALT+P to set the preview range automatically from the first keyframe to the last and then press ALT+A to playback the preview.
Export a sequence of frames as poses.
The button Frames to Poses
will export every single frame in the playback/render range to a sequence of poses.
Select the armature with the poses you want to export.
In the Timeline change the start and end frames.
Click the Frames to Poses
button and input a name for the sequence.
The addon will add 3 digits to the name. This numbering correspond the the number of the frame.
Now you can load the poses sequence back into XPS and watch your animation
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