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Positioning clips

To position clips on a track, select one or more clips and drag. While dragging, black guides indicate the range of clips being positioned. The timelineGeneric term within Unity that refers to all features, windows, editors, and components related to creating, modifying, or reusing cut-scenes, cinematics, and game-play sequences. More info
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shows the start time and end time of the clips being positioned.

Drag to position one or more selected clips
Drag to position one or more selected clips

You can also position a clip by selecting the clip and changing its start time in the Inspector window. This method only works when selecting a single clip. The InspectorA Unity window that displays information about the currently selected GameObject, Asset or Project Settings, alowing you to inspect and edit the values. More info
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window does not show properties for multiple clips.

You can move a clip to another track of the same type. Drag the selection vertically and a ghost of the selected clips helps visualize the result of moving the clip.

While positioning clips, if a clip overlaps another clip on the same track, either a blend or an override occurs, depending on the type of track:

  • Activation track, Control track, or Playable track. When two clips overlap each other on these tracks, the second clip overrides the first clip. It is possible to position a clip in such a way that it hides another clip.

  • Animation tracks, Animation Override tracks, and Audio tracks: When two clips overlap each other on these tracks, the first clip blends into the second clip. This is useful, for example, to create a seamless transition between two Animation clipsAnimation data that can be used for animated characters or simple animations. It is a simple “unit” piece of motion, such as (one specific instance of) “Idle”, “Walk” or “Run”. More info
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    .

You can also position clips by inserting frames at the position of the Timeline Playhead. Right-click the Timeline Playhead, on the timeline above the Clips view, and choose Insert > FrameA single image from a sequence of images that represent moving graphics. While you game is running, the camera in your game renders frames to the screen as fast as possible. May also refer to a frame from a video clip, or sprite animation frames. See: frames per second (FPS).
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and a number of frames. This inserts frames in the Timeline asset at the position of the Timeline Playhead. Inserting frames only repositions the clips that start after the position of the Timeline Playhead.

Move the Timeline Playhead to where you want to insert frames
Move the Timeline Playhead to where you want to insert frames
Right-click the Timeline Playhead and select Insert > Frame to move clips an exact number of frames
Right-click the Timeline Playhead and select Insert > Frame to move clips an exact number of frames
Only the clips that start after the Timeline Playhead are moved. In this example, inserting 100 frames at frame 45 affects the End Move, sweep2, and run_away clips.
Only the clips that start after the Timeline Playhead are moved. In this example, inserting 100 frames at frame 45 affects the End Move, sweep2, and run_away clips.

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Selecting clips
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