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I recently learned shape keys and made couple of them. However the hard part for me now is animating them. Once I set values to 1 and key them and do the same for another facial keys nothing happens when I play the animation. Any solution. I'd prefer some image tutorial but not a must.

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  • $\begingroup$ It's kind of hard to know exactly what's wrong from your description. Please add a blendfile and/or screenshots of your scene. You can add you blend file here: blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com $\endgroup$ – TLousky Sep 5 '16 at 15:24
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Go to the desired frame on your timeline, hover the cursor over the shape key's value and press I. enter image description here

Go to another frame on a timeline, change the shape key's value to 1.000 and press I again. enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ Umh it tells me "active shape keys index property can't be animated. $\endgroup$ – Innocent Baraka Sep 5 '16 at 16:37
  • $\begingroup$ You hover the cursor over the shape key's name. Hover it over the shape key's value. I've edited the answer to show you how to do it. $\endgroup$ – Paul Gonet Sep 5 '16 at 16:43
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To animate a shape key you need to set 2 keyframes. Normally, the first keyframe should have a value of 0 and the second a value of 1, although the values you set depend on the effect you are trying to achieve. Hope this helps..

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  • $\begingroup$ What if that doesn't work?? $\endgroup$ – Mugen893 Jun 19 '18 at 19:25

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