I am very new to learning Blender so please bare with me on this one! I've read similar questions and tried the suggestions without success!

I have two actions I want to merge together using the NLA editor. When the second action starts, it jumps locations. I did not make these actions, I am just trying to put them together.

.blend file on Google drive here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X-3MGEjLqLDbv0jgOK1G5n3nY1bRRED4

Thank you for any advice you can offer!!


You character jumps because its position to its origin has changed between the 2 actions.

It depends what you mean by merging actions in the NLA Editor. You can merge 2 strips to make one in the NLA but if you just want your character to have a coherent animation (i.e. have the same position at the beginning of the second action than the one at the end of the first action) you can do it this way:

  • Open the Graph Editor. In the NLA, select the second strip. Press tab so that you can see all the bones curves in the Graph Editor.
  • As the master bone of your armature is Hips, and as the shift between the 2 actions position is on its Z location, select the Hips Z Location track and press shiftH to make all the other ones invisible.
  • Select the curve with A and move it on its own Y axis, you can see that the armature moves in the 3D view. Move it where it is supposed to be.
  • Correct on any other axis if needed.

Now keep in mind that it seems like you don't have any transition between the 2 animations, maybe it's better to create one. Also, instead of keeping two separate actions, you can choose to select all the animations of the second action in the Dopesheet and paste them at the end of the first one. You won't need 2 strips anymore as you've copied the content of the second one in the first one, and you'll have to correct the position the same way as explained.

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  • $\begingroup$ This is so helpful! THANK YOU!! I'm rendering another animation now, but I'll give this a try later today! Thank you again! $\endgroup$
    – user68946
    Jul 7 '19 at 21:55

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