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At the end of my animation, the animation pauses a bit then loops again, how can I stop the slow pause, and let the loop work fluently?

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One common mistake with looping animation is to have the first and last frames share the same values. You want the frame after the last to be the same as the first.

Another cause for pauses in looping animation is to have bezier curves to ease in and out of the first/last frames. Using linear interpolation gives you a constant speed that matches the surrounding frames. Select the keys in the graph editor or dope sheet and press T to change the type.

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Two cubes with the same rotation values keyed on the same frames, the red one uses linear interpolation while the blue one uses bezier.

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  • $\begingroup$ an example blend file from the cubes animations will be great for beginners. $\endgroup$ – Hammerh5 Sep 12 at 15:04
  • $\begingroup$ @Hammerh5 there you go $\endgroup$ – sambler Sep 14 at 9:20
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You could either edit your action in the Dope Sheet / Action Editor:

Say you want to have a 100 frames long animation but the last keyframe is located at frame 75

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Then you would have a noticeable pause.

You could select the last keyframes RMB and move it to G frame 100.

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Or if you don't want to stretch the animations duration you should set the actual end frame (in my example 75) in the Actuator

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  • $\begingroup$ No, you don't see what I mean. I have the last frame at 100(example), and the animation ends at 100. When I loop the animation it kinda pauses at the end. It doesn't matter, @sambler answered it perfectly. $\endgroup$ – blackhole Apr 23 '14 at 20:10
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    $\begingroup$ @BlenderDev If you only could spend a few more words when asking... $\endgroup$ – stacker Apr 23 '14 at 20:31
  • $\begingroup$ I understand but I already got my answer. Thanks for answering though. Thanks in advance! $\endgroup$ – blackhole Apr 24 '14 at 21:40

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