This is a question from a Maya user. I can't find this in the manuals, and I feel really dumb. They all take it for granted.

I have a lot of animated properties in the graph editor. They all do the same. I'm moving them around together. But I want to change them to Free Tangents, which I did, and change their animation by moving the handles on both sides of the point.

But I can't do it. I changed to Maya preset in the settings, so I could do it the same way I do it there. But there is NO WAY to move the tangents by selecting and moving them using the handles...

EDIT: Moving one tangent is possible by using Middle Mouse Button, BUT this doesn't work at all for several tangents. I want to move all of them at the same time.

How do you do it?

  • $\begingroup$ Nope. I said i changed it to Free tangents. So I already did that. In fact I'm going to update the info, because i found out something else. $\endgroup$
    – darkgaze
    May 3, 2015 at 8:59
  • $\begingroup$ Do you want to select only one part of several FCurve handles and move them together ? Then I think you should select all the points with A, then use C to turn on Circle Select and deselect parts of handles you don't want to move (assuming V -> Free was selected before). $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    May 3, 2015 at 10:22
  • $\begingroup$ @poor you edited my question, but changed drastically the meaning of the title. I mean, moving a tangent independently, not independent handles. Moving one handle, independently. $\endgroup$
    – darkgaze
    May 5, 2015 at 17:50
  • $\begingroup$ Oops, sorry darkgaze :) Only wanted to clear up things, roll it back. sorry! $\endgroup$
    – p2or
    May 5, 2015 at 17:52
  • $\begingroup$ @poor Nah, i made it even better :D $\endgroup$
    – darkgaze
    May 5, 2015 at 17:55

1 Answer 1


To scale only one side of a group with free tangents:

  • Select the set of keys
  • Press C and hold Shift to deselect the tangents you do not want to scale
  • Right click to confirm the operation
  • Press S then X to scale along the horizontal axis as required

Here is a demo

  • $\begingroup$ This is not the answer to my question. Scaling doesn't work for one side of the tangents but both. $\endgroup$
    – darkgaze
    May 3, 2015 at 16:51
  • $\begingroup$ @SamirRahamtalla You can use gfycat.com to encode your screen capture to a .gif, which is supported here. For the key markup see this meta: meta.blender.stackexchange.com/questions/524/…. $\endgroup$
    – p2or
    May 4, 2015 at 9:06

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