We are excited to announce the addition of new settings to the Animation Editor to help you achieve more fine grained control of your animation edits. We added a new playback speed control, effectively decoupling it from the existing frame rate control, and a snap mode to more accurately move the scrubber bar during edits.
The frame rate is expressed in frames per second and defines the number of frames the Animation Editor displays for every second of real time. The playback speed is a multiplier to the frame rate and can be used to artificially increase or decrease the playback to help you inspect the movement in more detail.
These new settings are accessible the same way as the existing ones, by clicking the gear button on the right of the timeline.
A submenu will popup showing all available settings, including the current selected values for frame rate and playback speed.
Moving your mouse over the desired option will let you select from a predefined set of values commonly used for animations, or enter a custom value specific to your case. The following image shows the options available for the new Playback Speed setting.
The snap mode is a convenient way of adjusting how far the scrubber bar moves when we drag it in the Animation Editor. By default the snap mode is set to move the bar from frame to frame, but we can change it to move from keyframe to keyframe as well. Setting the snap mode to None makes the bar move freely to subframe accuracy.