I am creating an animated title screen and want to have the animation repeat a certain frame, so text can be shown for a longer period as if the animation had been paused before continuing the rest of the animation.


You can duplicate the desired keyframe(s) and move it further in the timeline. As it interpolates between those two points, the animation will freeze at that keyframe for as long as you specify.


As Puck suggested, you can duplicate keyframes to achieve this effect.

To do this, open one of the keyframe editors. I'd use the Dope Sheet view for this task since you need adjust the keyframes in the timeline, but don't necessarily need to change their location/rotation data. enter image description here

Make sure to deselect all keyframes by hitting A. The keyframes will be white when deselected. Now select the keyframes you want to duplicate by hitting B and using your mouse to drag a box around them. The selected keyframes will turn orange. enter image description here

Hit ShiftD to duplicate them and move the mouse. The keyrames will follow, so you can position them in the timeline. There will be an orange line signaling duplicated keyframes and the length of the pause the animation. enter image description here

If you want to move the keyframes again, hit G to grab and re position them again.

  • $\begingroup$ thats great thank you, if you play the animation un rendered in 3D view will the pause show? or does this only show up on the full rendered animation? I have duplicated the the required frame and set for pause as suggested but the 3D animation when played through just continues. $\endgroup$ – Scater82 Jun 18 '14 at 12:13
  • $\begingroup$ I have a cloth falling over some Text created with cubes etc not the normal insert text feature. The animation i am attempting to create is so that the text looks as though its being pushed up from behind the cloth and pause when the text is most legible and stick to that frame until the end of the animation... I imagine that i have gone the long winded way of doing this but it was the easiest way I could think of for first go on Blender. $\endgroup$ – Scater82 Jun 18 '14 at 12:20
  • $\begingroup$ I have managed to get it sorted and now have a working 3 second animation for a title screen of a short film. Thanks eveyone $\endgroup$ – Scater82 Jun 18 '14 at 22:23

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