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So I have been fiddling around with blender, and cannot figure out why the clean keyframes action is not acting as I expected. I have a light that is blinking, and there are some extra key frames in it. Once I press the clear keyframes button, it cleans up some, but not all of the useless keyframes. Why is this, and can I fix it?

Before Cleanup:

Before

After cleanup and setting to linear interpolation.

After

This is what I would have expected it to look like:

Expected

So to reiterate the question: Why is it not cleaning up as I expected, and is there a way I can fix it?

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  • $\begingroup$ If a keyframe B is between two keyframes A and C , and deemed on same line (within the threshold) it will be removed. The two end points, that determine the line remain. Clearly demonstrated in question. . For constant stepping like above a simple script would be my suggestion, removing any keyframe that has same value as previous. $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Aug 16 '18 at 7:56
  • $\begingroup$ So it only cleans if there are keyframes on both sides of the existing keyframe with the same value, as a test I just did with all three on a diagonal line does not have any affect either. This seems a bit limited, or am I missing another detail? $\endgroup$ – user173724 Aug 16 '18 at 18:14

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