Setting Default Keys and Resetting Motion Layer Keys

In the Edit Motion Layer panel, there are two buttons under the dummy pane. They can be used for retrieving poses, but they can also have different results for individual purposes.

What is the Default Pose in iClone?

Our definition of a Default Pose in iClone indicates the default personality reflecting the nature of the character. You can see it as the Default Pose when first loading the character. It is also the initial pose for the idle motion loop of a character's persona (e.g. the first frame for idle motion); usually it is used to connect all motion loops.

The Default Pose of the embedded G5 (generation 5) male - Chuck.

The Default Pose of the embedded G5 (generation 5) female - Gwynn.

Setting Default Keys (Reset Pose Key)

When you use the Edit Motion Layer panel to modify the pose of the character, you may find it hard to initialize the character to its original pose. By clicking the Default button, you can add a motion layer key that rectifies all the offsets and has the character stand straight in the default pose. In addition to that, if you click the Animation >> Reset Whole Scene command from the main menu bar or right-click on the character and select Remove Object Animation, then the character will stay in the current pose. Use the Default feature so that you can have the character stand back to the default pose again.

  1. Select a character with a motion or any pose.
  2. Click the Animation >> Remove Object Animation command from the main menu bar; or right-click on the character, then select Remove Object Animation from the right-click menu.
  3. The character's default pose will be replaced by the current pose.
  4. Click the Default button in the Edit Motion Layer panel.
  5. You can click this button at any time frame to retrieve the default pose. A motion layer key will be automatically added into the Motion layer track and its sub-tracks.

Resetting Motion Layer Keys

This feature is designed especially for the Motion Layer track. Press the button to add a pose key to counteract the Motion Layer effect of the previous key.

When you are modifying the pose via the Edit Motion Layer panel and are not satisfied with the results, then you may also click this button to neutralize the data in the key and start all over again.

  1. Select a character that already has an applied motion.
  2. Go to the desired frame, set one Motion Layer key to tune the bone offsets for the Perform motion.
  3. If you are not satisfied with the result then you may want to reset all the offsets:
    • Delete this key and add a new key again.
    • Click the Reset button in the Edit Motion Layer panel.

      The Reset button actually adds a motion layer key that gives the priority back to the underlying motion clip.

  4. Go to another frame. Click the Reset button again. The transition motion between the keys will auto-generate.