Using the Action Editor and in Pose Mode, I am editing the animation of my armature at 30 FPS. Maintaining that framerate, I would like a slower preview of my animation (like play at 50% normal speed) in the Timeline when I press Alt+A. Is this possible? How can I achieve this?

  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate: blender.stackexchange.com/q/6293/599 $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 3:30
  • $\begingroup$ I would argue that this is not a duplicate question. I saw that question before posting this and as I understand it, that question resolves the issue of playback at a lower framerate. I would like to know if it's possible to have a playback at a lower speed, as if time is slowed down. $\endgroup$
    – brain56
    Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 4:07
  • $\begingroup$ Related: blender.stackexchange.com/q/1053/599 $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 6:40

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You can use the Time Remapping. Since 2.8, go into Properties > Output > Dimensions > Time Remapping. Previously in Properties > Render > Dimensions:

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It expresses the animation speed as a ratio of original speed / new speed, where the speed is expressed in frames. So to reduce the speed 50%, you can use 50/100, 1/2, 100/200 or any other ratio which reduces to 1/2, i.e. 1 frame for every 2 frames.

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Note that while frames are used as the units, this setting will interpolate animations on subframes. Not all features support this, see Which animation features don't support sub-frames? for details.

  • $\begingroup$ Will this apply to a music which is playing too? $\endgroup$ Commented May 7, 2017 at 1:53
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    $\begingroup$ @AndréSantos No. You'll have to adjust the pitch accordingly (put in the time remapping values as old/new). If you want to change the tempo without affecting the pitch, then you'll have to do it in something like audacity. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented May 7, 2017 at 7:04

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