I have several scenes (Scene1 and Scene2 in the example) with videos and effects on them. In a main scene (AllScenes), I have added all these scenes in VSE to make one movie.

My problem is about the effects: the key frames in my scenes are in global time not in local time, so the effects won't happen in the right moment.

In my example, Scene2 has an effect (between 5 and 22 seconds) that I want to find back when I add the scene in AllScenes. But, the effect on Scene2 still happens between 5 and 22 seconds whereas the scene has not started yet.

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See this file:

What would be the solution to my problem without rendering each scene and importing them as video? Is it possible to add a scene with local based key frames?

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    $\begingroup$ I don't really understand your question. Could you add some more details, maybe some screenshots? $\endgroup$ – JakeD Aug 23 '16 at 16:02
  • $\begingroup$ If I understand correctly, the OP has a scene with an animation that starts on the first frame, but wants to put that scene into the VSE with the animation offset to a different frame. I'm pretty sure Blender doesn't support this behavior. This is what Actions are for. $\endgroup$ – Matt Aug 23 '16 at 16:20
  • $\begingroup$ I'm confused. Why not just take the scene strip and move it in the timeline to the desired start point? $\endgroup$ – user1853 Aug 23 '16 at 16:27
  • $\begingroup$ I have added a picture to clarify my question. $\endgroup$ – rools Aug 25 '16 at 7:59

Just doing copy/paste with ctrl-C ctrl-V will not copy the keyframes. From your diagram I will assume that you want to re-use an effect strip in the VSE.

To copy keyframes you must make a duplicate strip using Shift-D .

  • $\begingroup$ I do not copy strips. I import Scene1 and Scene1 in AllScenes by using Add->Scen in order to have the video strip and the effects strips. My problem is, I do not have the keyframes shifted depending on the start position of the imported scene. $\endgroup$ – rools Aug 26 '16 at 5:52
  • $\begingroup$ You cannot use a scene with VSE effect in another scene. The output from one VSE scene will not play in another VSE scene. What kind of effect are you using? Is it a VSE strip?Or is it in a 3D view from another scene? $\endgroup$ – 3pointedit Aug 26 '16 at 7:27
  • $\begingroup$ My effect is a VSE strip. I do not understand what you are saying: yes, I can play one VSE scene in another VSE scene. I understand the keyframes mismatches for my added Scene2 scene, but I was expecting for some addon to fix that, or maybe I could write one. It would add a shift parameter to the property panel for the scene strip, that will shift the keyframes of the added scene by the start position of the scene strip. $\endgroup$ – rools Aug 26 '16 at 7:39
  • $\begingroup$ Can you explain some more how you make a VSE scene from scene.001 appear in scene.000? Do you put video in VSE scene.001 with an effect? When you place scene.001 into scene.000 then all timing should follow. Otherwise what you are describing is a copy paste of one effect in the same timeline. $\endgroup$ – 3pointedit Aug 26 '16 at 11:38
  • $\begingroup$ I will use the same scene names as in my picture. Scene2 contains an image (it can also be a video) with a transform effect to zoom at some point. When I add Scene2 in AllScenes with Add->Scene, the picture is already zoomed. If I move the scene earlier I can see the zoom effect at the same time as in Scene2 (but not at the same moment in the strip). If it is not clear, I will post an example file. $\endgroup$ – rools Aug 26 '16 at 13:10

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