I deleted all animations via the blender file outliner and now I cannot add actions in the action editor as there is no action strip. Trying to add a new action strip in the Nonlinear Animation window brings up a search for action strips which is obviously empty. Screenshot below to illustrate.

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  • $\begingroup$ so what happens when you begin to keyframe a bone? $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Nov 6, 2020 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ Can't believe I didn't try that, that created a new strip thanks $\endgroup$
    – skinnypete
    Commented Nov 6, 2020 at 13:46

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as moonboots suggested keyframing a bone generated a new action strip


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