I have a fbx animation file of a lot different soccer player's movements(downloaded from an asset store), and I want to create smaller FBX files of certain animations(the ones I need). I am able to import the file into blender and am able to find the range of keyframes I want, but I am not sure how to select and or export and save that specific range as a new fbx file.

I installed blender today, so please be a little detailed if possible. Thank you.


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at first select all the objects with A

In case you want only specific objects to be exported, select those objects with Left-click, to add more objects to selection, hold Shift + Left-click

On the Timeline window you will see multiple white squares (keyframes)


By scrolling the MMB you zoom IN/OUT on the timeline

While hovering over the Timeline tab, hit B, a checkered cross will appear allowing for click and drag selection


Select the keyframes you want to delete


For further selection, hit B again and select another set of keyframes


And hit Delete

Then just navigate to File > Export > FBX


In case of exporting only selected objects, make sure you check the Selected Objects checkbox



When imported again, you should only get the keyframes from the desired part.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for reply, but I was looking for trimming an animation file in terms of time. For example, the file I have is around 10 min long but I dont need all that, I only need the animation that plays at the 6th min. $\endgroup$
    – reza
    Commented Jan 16, 2023 at 15:40
  • $\begingroup$ Alright, understand. I edited the answer so it should explain more accurately! ;) $\endgroup$
    – Jan Hrodek
    Commented Jan 16, 2023 at 16:28

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