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Is there a way to keyframe the 'strength' of the displace modifier at different stages?

I am trying to animate a surface, and the best results/animation I'm getting are through the strength modifier. I know I can animate through creating changing variables and key-framing them in the 'texture' panel, but these aren't giving me the results I'm looking for. :( In the photo below, I've shown the displace modifier and the 'strength' is the bottom right slider: enter image description here

I'm still a bit of a beginner on Blender, so any help would be really really appreciated!

Thank you!

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    $\begingroup$ to keyframe the strength, put your cursor over the value and press "i" $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Oct 18, 2021 at 21:28

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You can add keyframes to any setting that has a small dot that when you hover over shows Animate Property

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If you Left click the dot or hover over the input field and type I a keyframe will be added at the current frame in the timeline.

Move the timeline to a different frame, change the value, use I or the dot to add a keyframe and you have an animated property.

Note: Some properties can accept keyframes but still won't generate animation. Those are mostly in the "Legacy Texture" panel. Displace modifier strength can be animated.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you!! I don't have the dot next to my Strength slider so I didn't think it was possible - this has really helped! Thank you very much! $\endgroup$
    – user134051
    Oct 19, 2021 at 10:05
  • $\begingroup$ You're welcome. Which version of Blender? Before 2.9 a lot of properties could be animated but there was no indication. I don't recall exactly when the overhaul that marked properties with dots happened though. Could have been 2.83 or earlier. $\endgroup$ Oct 19, 2021 at 14:52

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