WhisKEY Pro

5.00 out of 5
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WhisKEY Pro


The WhisKEY Pro Toolkit is an Animator’s swiss army knife of animation tools. Faster and completely rebuilt from the ground up to help assist in day to day animation tasks.

  • Realtime in-between sliders.
  • Many widgets to choose from.
  • Lots of workflow and cleanup tools.
  • Fully customizable UI.

Quick Tips

There are a few tips that will help you get the most out of WhisKey Pro.

  • Settings for the tool are stored in a prefs file outside of Maya. The really cool thing about this, is that if you store a pose, or create a customization, it will be available in your other Maya sessions. This is great for people like me that have 5 Maya’s running most of the time.
  • Many of the sliders and tools will look to see what channels you have selected. So keep this in mind when you’re working with WhisKEY Pro.
  • Ill be adding new Widgets, so please let me know if you have any requests!


Please use the new Package Manager for quick and easy installation. 

Package Manager Quick Install Beta




This widget is based on the original WhisKEY Tool layout. For convenience this widget combines both the Inbetween Widget and Extras Widget.

**Note: Sliders will use selected channels as well.

Anim Layers Toggle

Use this to affect an individual layer, or to create inbetweens based on the cumulative values of all layers (this is default).

Red And Green Set Key Buttons

These buttons will allow you to set keys on your selection, or the pinned objects. The green button sets a regular key, but it will be colored green or whatever color you have set for the Special Key Color in your Maya Color Preferences.

** Note: Right click for some keying options.



 Easy Tween This button will set an inbetween key on your selected objects. It will be based on a linear interpolation of the neighboring keys based on your timeline position. Simply put, if you are closer to the previous key, the inbetween will be closer in position to the previous key. If you are half way between two keys, it will be a 50/50 inbetween.
 Main Slider

Slide this left and right to set an inbetween key. Its realtime too, so as you move  the slider around you will see how its working right away.



Some handy presets for setting common inbetween values.

  • Previous key value
  • 90% previous value
  • 75% previous value
  • 50% inbetween
  • 75% next value
  • 90% next value
  • Next key value

Use this slider to multiply a controls values. Sliding to the left will make the values closer to zero (often this is the default position) and sliding to the right will increase the values.


** Ctrl Slide to set Strength, Right click for options.

 Pose Pusher

This is a slider to work with overshoots. It will project your animation forward and backwards along how its moving. Really helpful to make poses more extreme, or to have a pose continue along further.

** Ctrl Slide to set Strength, Right click for options.

 In Out

The In<>Out slider will move an object(s) towards or away from the camera of the active view. This is actually something thats pretty tricky to do by hand, but very useful.


** Ctrl Slide to set Strength, Right click for options.



**Note, Please see the documentation on the Classic Widget.

World Space


This slider will set inbetweens based on world space positions rather than local positions.  

  • Really helpful for things like fixing foot sliding when your character is animated by a global control, and the walk cycle is ‘in place’.




**Note, Please see the documentation on the Classic Widget.



Use this widget to store a pose and apply it somewhere else in your scene.

**Note: Right click menu on Capture Pose same as Pin menu.




** Please see Tools documentation below.



These buttons will set the tangents for the selected objects and will also set the default tangent type for new keys.

  • Auto Tangents
  • Spline
  • Clamped
  • Linear
  • Flat
  • Step
  • Plateau
  • Free Tangent Handles, Weighted Curve

Animation Principles

Its never too late to brush up on your animation principles.



There are any number of ways to customize WhisKEY Pro, here are some  ideas!  


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Main Menu

Right Clicking most anywhere in the UI will bring up the Main Menu. Here you can find quick access many of the additional tools and customization features.



Check here for some frequently used tools. Also available as a widget.


Rekey Selection

Will go through and rekey the selected objects where there are already keys. This is really helpful during blocking when youd like all of the controls to share the same key times.

**Note: Works with Channel Selections as well.

Rekey To Match Last Selected

Same function as the previous tool, although it will match the key timings to the last object selected.

 **Note: Works with Channel Selections as well.

Clean Subframe Keys  This will cleanup your animation curves and remove subframe keys, while preserving your animation as closely as possible. Works much more nicely  than Maya’s snap tool.
Remove Boring Keys

This will remove flat sections of unchanging animation. For example, keys on scale where nothing is actually changing.  

**Note: Works with Channel Selections as well.

Smash Bake Occasionally Maya’s bake function doesn’t work with complex animation. That’s where Smash Bake comes to the rescue, this will bake out your animation much more reliably.  


Since the new WhisKEY Pro toolset is so customizable, you may find the need to save multiple arrangements. Use this menu to switch, create and remove profiles.


Move Up/Down

Move the Widget up or down in the list.  


Collapse Widget

Click on this menu item, or simply click the button in the top left of each widget to collapse it.



Add Widget

Click to add any number of widgets, see below for more info.


Remove Widget


Remove the widget that was  right clicked on.


These are mostly for testing, but the Reset Prefs menu option is quite useful when you want to reset your layout back to default. You will need to  relaunch WhisKEY Pro  after resetting.


Widget System

You will see some common functionality throughout each Widget.

Pin and Rename


Description Area Click on the description and write in your own. This is a great way to keep track of your widgets.
Pin Selection Select your objects and click Pin Selection. This will store the selection within the widget. You won’t need to select anything in order to use the widget.  

Pin Selection ** Right Click



Use this menu  to made changes to what “Pinned” to the widget.  

  • The two items at  the top gives you some brief info about whats Pinned.
  • Add/Remove Objects.
  • Add Channels to whats Pinned.
  • Select Objects.
  • Select Objects for selection namespace, this is helpful for making the same selection on other rigs in your scene. So the Hand widget can work on various other rigs that have the same controls.

Manual Installation (Advanced Users)

The Package Manager makes installing a simple process, but if you need to do this manually here’s how.

Tools should be installed to a common eblabs_hub folder. The install path should be one folder up from the eblabs_hub folder. Make sure that there are blank __init__.py files within all folders.

Folder Structure

Button Command





2 reviews for WhisKEY Pro

  1. 5 out of 5

    David Thomas (verified owner)

    Really great. Works very quickly even when a lot of controls are selected inside a complex animation scene. Works in real time like the blend tool in animbot / atools but personally I prefer the way this one works. Works in 2019.2 for me. Thanks!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Adelmo83 (verified owner)

    Great tool, very useful!!!

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