A more robust tool for setting keyframes in Maya, including setting keys on selected channels, keyed channels, and several other options.
Copy this file into your maya scripts directory, for example:
C:/Documents and Settings/user/My Documents/maya/scripts/ml_setKey.py
Run the tool in a python shell or shelf button by importing the module, and then calling the primary function:
import ml_setKey ml_setKey.ui()
Run the tool, select the options, and press the Set Key button. Alternately, set the options and press the “Create Hotkey” button to turn the current functionality into a hotkey.
Copy this file into your maya scripts directory, for example: C:/Documents and Settings/user/My Documents/maya/scripts/ml_setKey.py Run the tool in a python shell or shelf button by importing the module, and then calling the primary function: import ml_setKey ml_setKey.ui()
Copyright 2018 Morgan Loomis Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
 Selected Channels : Only key channels that are selected in the Channel Box  Visible in Graph Editor : Only key curves visible in Graph Editor  Key Only Keyed Channels : Only set keys on channels that are already keyed  Delete Sub-Frames : Delete sub-frame keys surrounding the current frame  Insert Key : Insert key (preserve tangents)  Key Shapes : Set keyframes on shapes [Set Key] : Set a keyframe.
This script requires the ml_utilities module, which can be downloaded here: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/morganloomis/ml_tools/master/ml_utilities.py
|Selected Channels||Only key channels that are selected in the Channel Box|
|Visible in Graph Editor||Only key curves visible in Graph Editor|
|Key Only Keyed Channels||Only set keys on channels that are already keyed|
|Delete Sub-Frames||Delete sub-frame keys surrounding the current frame|
|Insert Key||Insert key (preserve tangents)|
|Key Shapes||Set keyframes on shapes|
|Set a keyframe.||Right-click to create a shelf or hotkey|
|4||2012-03-11||Added revision notes, updated to use ml_utilities, fixed a bug where tangents weren’t being preserved, and fixed middle-mouse dragging.|
|5||2012-03-26||Updated delete sub-frame option to work with other frame rates|
|7||2012-08-07||Updating in parallel with ml_utilities to fix bug with keying keyed shapes.|
|8||2012-11-19||updating to new KeySelection|
|10||2018-02-17||Updating license to MIT.|