I'm animating curves with the Start and End Bevel parameters in the curve options. I have a letter sequence that has to repeat a tracing effect on each letter in succession, one at a time, left to right.
So I joined the curves for this sequence of letters into one curve object, set the directions for each letter, and then keyframed the Start and End Bevel over a few frames for a tracing effect. I then separated each letter into its own object.
Great! Now I don't have to keyframe specifically the same thing for each letter and can just drag over the start/end keyframes for each letter .. But wait. Now I'm trying to move those Start/End keyframes in the dope sheet to create the letter by letter effect, and each keyframe wants to move with every other letter, as if they were somehow linked, even though they're separate curve objects now.
The idea is I could save time by doing the letter by letter animation by only by moving the keyframes for each object in the dope sheet. I'm also concerned why things are linked in the dope sheet. I literally cannot animate!