asco's Timeline Tutorials (1-5)

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These are the first five tutorials in a series I've been working on to help beginners learn Timeline. The videos combined are just under an hour and are all located on this page. There is a supplementary var file and zip file as optional downloads. The var file has each of the five scenes used in their respective tutorial video in its completed state for you to review if you wish. The var file is not necessary to learn the basics, but it might be helpful for some people who prefer a hands on approach. Unfortunately for you, the videos are fully voiced by me (sorry about that). I find that it's much easier to learn when I can listen and watch rather than trying to read onscreen text and see what's going on.

You CAN learn how to animate with Timeline. I had absolutely zero experience with animation when I started using VAM. I avoided Timeline like the plague for years because I couldn't wrap my head around it and was convinced that it was beyond my ability to use with any amount of success. I am not a super special smart boy, nor am I especially gifted in any particular way. All this is to say that I PROMISE, if I can learn Timeline, you can too!

For a copy of the keybinds zip file either click here, or go to the History section of this resource, hit download next to version 1, then choose Keybinds.zip

I started in a different way than most other tutorials that I found. I decided to start with the question I get asked the most on the hub and discord, which is how to animate transitions between multiple pose presets. Parts 1 & 2 are about 9 minutes each and they cover that as well as node keyframing and several tips and tricks that can save time or just help with animating in general. Part 3 is about 15 minutes long and covers sequencing animations, both linear and random. It may sound like a leap from the first two tutorial videos, but I think you'll find that it makes a lot of sense to learn this way. Part 4 covers best practices/tips for using Timeline triggers. Part 5 covers the basics of animating sex using a blowjob animation to show many of the features learned up to that point. I hope you find these to be useful! Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or suggestions!

Below you will see a screenshot showing the hotkeys that I have setup for Timeline and you'll see me use them a lot in the videos. You can download Keybinds here:

You can replicate them from the image below, or extract the keybindings file located in the Keybinds.zip (included in downloads) to VaM\Saves\PluginData\Keybindings, then use the import button in the plugin. I recommend adding it to your session plugins and saving as default so you'll always have it available :)
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TL;DR: Timeline Tutorial - Videos below

Part 1: Animating Poses (the audio gets better after this video I promise)


















Part 2: Animating Poses


















Part 3: Sequencing Animations


















Part 4: Timeline Triggers


















Part 5: Animating Sexy Time


















If you found these videos helpful, a like, a review, or even a small donation would be greatly appreciated!

If you'd just like to leave me a tip for the work I do without the obligation of a monthly sub, or if you would like to commission something specific, I also have a ko-fi:

Important Note:
Once I finally forced myself to learn Timeline, I did many things the wrong way and, because I am stubborn, I didn't ask for help from people in the community more knowledgeable than me.

Please, please don't do that to yourself.

If you have a question about ANYTHING related to Timeline, whether covered in these videos, or not, please reach out to me here or via Discord. If I don't know the answer, I will do my best to help you find it. Don't waste hours on a problem, because there's almost always someone that instantly knows the answer to it. You will not be ignored. I respond to every single review, comment, question, or suggestion I receive.

Questions or suggestions are always welcome either here or on discord :)

I hope you enjoy these tutorials. I spend a good bit of time on my releases and, while all of my content will always be free, I do have a Patreon if you would like to tip me for the work that I do. It's not required for downloading any of my content, but there are a few perks like my Discord server, some behind the scenes stuff, and early previews of scenes and looks that I'm working on.

If you're in a comfortable enough financial situation, it would be great to have you!

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Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude! This guide was perfect! Thank you so much. I was having difficulty understanding how to use the tool and was getting tired of trial and error - was this super helpful!
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Thank you for putting all the time and effort in this. Thank you dearly.
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This tutorial is amazing. So much detail.
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Very helpful. Thank you
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Very helpful tutorial and video - thanks for taking the time to make & share them! It looks like the embedded links to videos 3 & 4 aren’t working - would love to see those, too, if you could heck the links?
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Amazing content and super helpful replies in the discussion!
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Very helpful, must have tutorial. :)
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I learned so much in about an hour that has saved me over tens of hours of fumbling around in the UI myself. Thank you so much for taking the time to make these quick videos. Time to go and lose sleep for several days while I finally start working on keying animations up!
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Thank you so much! I have learned some new things thanks to this tutorial ❤
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