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I'm trying to make an animation but every time I press I to get the frame, now it says "cursor_location property cannot be animated".

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

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    $\begingroup$ Is there a reason that you would not use an Empty object instead of the 3D Cursor? $\endgroup$
    – Rick Riggs
    Mar 31, 2017 at 0:56

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This is not an error to be fixed - data associated with the interface intentionally doesn't support animation.

I'm not sure why you would want to animate the cursor, typically you would animate an empty object instead.


If you really want you could use a Python script (or PyDriver) to modify the cursor location from reading FCurve values. So it is possible, just not convenient.

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Where in Blender UI is your mouse cursor hovering when you press the I key? Are you by any chance hovering the 3D Cursor Position coordinate boxes?

You seem to be trying to animate the 3D cursor position, which apparently is not animatable. As far as I know it is part of Blender UI data or temporary run time data, I think, not a property from your scene, and thus not a type or data that can be stored or animated.

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