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How to increase the amount of times one can use REDO option?

Can the number of redos be increased? My limit is like 5 and I need at least 100 because I am new to this and mess up ALL THE TIME. I tried ... [EDIT] [PREFERENCES] [INPUT] but can't seem to find how ...
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Animation Actions are missing! [duplicate]

I saved and closed my project, but after opening again there are only 52 actions in my Action Editor instead of the 72 I made? How is this possible?
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I need to play all my actions

my problem is the following: I have 3500+ actions in one blend file. I want to play it all to render without going to the NLA and handling manually 3947 actions in sequence. There's a way that I can ...
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NLA Actions with Local Transformations

I have multiple objects in different locations that I have been animating with the NLA Editor. These are the objects I'm referring to. They are supposed to be cartoonish birds. This is the action I'...
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Copying animation (action) to different object doesn't animate bones

I'm trying to play back an animation on a different object that has an identical rig to the original object (same bone structure, same names and everything - the relative positions of the bones are a ...
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How to make an animation action without using NLA strips?

I'm trying to create multiple animation clips for import to Unity, as shown in this old 2.7x tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvDse2H3B7s But in 2.8, every time I create a new action, it adds ...
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Explanation of Blender Actions & menu options

Can anyone provide a concrete / utilitarian explanation around Actions in Blender, or a best practice workflow? For reference, my ultimate use case is exporting this model as an FBX for usage in Unity....
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Add MULTIPLE actions to an armature

I have made a direct interface with a Kinect2 sensor, via DLL, for MakeHuman. While recording, sensor data is buffered in an array. Once recording has stopped, and an armature is made the active ...
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Mixamo missing a parent or master bone

I downloaded an animation from mixamo and made a repeating action of the walk cycle. But I can't find a master bone or parent bone to move the model along a path. It is just walking in place. When I ...
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Accelerating a looped animation over time

I've got a looping animation set up for a ground plane so it looks like there's motion (kind of like a repeating conveyor belt), but I'd like to make it accelerate linearly over time. Here's a preview ...
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Weird deformation after exporting Rigify from Blender 2.8 to Unity

Trying to export an animated character from Blender 2.8 to Unity 2019.02! I have a few animation done and almost all of them look exactly as they look in blender, except for the Head bone in the ...
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How can I import .fbx animations into Blender?

I was just examining the Unity 3D Game Kit for best practices and was hoping to import the Ellen .fbx model with animations into Blender. While Ellen herself imports fairly well... ...her animations ...
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Can I export animations from separate objects into one take, without using a rig?

So I had this problem for a while and worked around it, but I need this to work now in Blender. Below you can see a simple animation I made in Maya. The two objects are animated separately and move ...
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Change frames in Actions

How do I extend/reduce key frames in the action editor. This is a character I have entered into blender from Mixamo, Sometimes I want to edit the keys for a character, how do I do so here?
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How to separate a timeline into multiple actions?

Blender is my bread and butter but there's a darkside within it I have 0 understanding of. I've no idea how NLA and action editor work. I've an animation where you have 230 frames and a character ...
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Cant get armature to move mesh!

I am really new using blender and i am trying to get an armature to move a 3d model of a chicken that i bought. This model has some actions that i want to use to animate the chicken but i cant get ...
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Exporting keyframed Shape Keys to .gltf in Blender 2.80

I have been trying to export a sequence of shape keys that I imported from an .mdd file using the .gltf file format in Blender 2.80. I defined the sequence as an action in the shape key editor and ...
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Fixing starting location for NLA

I am very new to learning Blender so please bare with me on this one! I've read similar questions and tried the suggestions without success! I have two actions I want to merge together using the NLA ...
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Automated rendering actions in modal operator is cancelled

I'm trying to render a bunch of actions with a modal operator that is called with a timer. The first action is rendered as expected, and strangely some times the second and third are rendered aswell, ...
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2.8 - Do I still need to mark each animation action for saving?

In Blender 2.8, do I still need to mark each animation action for saving, or will it retain the animation action datablocks when I close Blender down? I'm sorta used to having to doing some extra ...
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Motion capture animation: how do I keep the animation keyframe information for a particular pose after removing marker data?

EDIT: I'm using version 2.79b and Cycles Render. I have motion capture data for a number of markers that come from a suit in a VICON MoCap studio. I also have a number of animations of the same ...
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Change Animation parent / link?

Is there a way to "re-parent" animation data? FYI, I don't know much about this, so I'm probably using the wrong term. Basically, I unintentionally "parented" (or linked? not exactly sure if that ...
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{ANIMATIONS v2.8} ~ FBX exporting only the selected action rather than all of them (for Unity)

MY ISSUE: when I export the mesh complete with its armature, only the currently selected action gets exported along in the FBX file. I've rigged, skinned and animated a character. Each animation is a ...
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System for animating multiple characters simultaneously, baking animations problem

First post here, I hope everyone is doing well I am working on my thesis project, a small experimental video game about social situations and observation. I designed a small controller for making a ...
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Action Constraint is being animated for some reason

Something strange is happening to my rig. I'm using Blender 2.8 and I began rigging with an Action Constraint and for some reason it's playing the Action that I made and stored. I've double checked ...
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How to bake animation in blender 2.8?

I'm only starting on blender with the 2.8 version I want to do several animations by moving the different donuts up and down so I started animating with actions. But I got one action per object and I ...
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Animation Nodes - Trigger Armature’s instances action?

I have quite a complicated shot to do: as the camera moves in the scene, hundreds of props are constructing themselves. One same props can be like 50 times in the scene. What I did for now is create ...
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Is it possible to create an animation in Blender 2.8, using Python, that it's not tied to any object?

I want to create an action (Fcurve) before I have any object to attach it to. I know how to create an Fcurve directly for an object: for example, to keyframe the location of an object ...
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Blender 2.8 How to edit via the Python API an action and change keyframes

An object has an action in its animation data, how can I edit its keyframes? When I print the snippet below, I see that there are 8 entries in the dictionary of fcurves (I assume that they are three ...
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Small moments when I can't seem to do anything [closed]

I am using Blender version 2.79. There are moments when I can't move or do anything. Just small moments when I can't do anything. -The best way I can describe it, is no matter where I click or what ...
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Blender ruins model/animation when switching actions

Any ideas on how to fix this bug/feature of Blender? How can something so simple like selecting another action mess with my work?! Here is the video: https://youtu.be/YE8sNfaVu6o And the .blend file: ...
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I want to Integrate Animations with my friend

Me and my friend want to work with the same rig(skeleton), integrating our own animations that were made in the same rig(skeleton) but in different workspaces. For example, my friend will animate the ...
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When I switch between actions my armature changes location

I just made a walk cycle with an armature and when I simply move from the walk cycle action to another action the armature changes location. Here's the first screen capture before I switch actions. ...
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Blender 2.8 - Some Actions doesn't appear on Dope Sheet Action Editor. Deliberated or I'm doing something wrong?

I'm testing Blender 2.8 and I'm working with NLA. I have no problems when I work with actions related with Object Transformations but when I convert some keyframes (from the material) to NLA disappear ...
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Applied armature doesn't “stick” to mesh while not applied does and I think I need to apply

According to a tutorial that shows how to export my NLA to Unity I need to apply all modifiers first. Though, I noticed that if I apply my armature to the mesh then the mesh stops following the ...
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How to share actions between 2 seperate armatures

I have 1 character armature animated with a few actions, walk, jump, punch. I want to create a set of actions that incorporate a 2nd character armature. This is for a project that uses wrestling or ...
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position and scale of the model randomly changes on different actions/animations

i have downloaded a free zombie model and made some animations/actions for it in action editor like, walk, die, attack and so on. but now, when i select and play different actions, my model's position ...
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Export Individual Actions for use in Unity

I am trying to make a video game character. I have created a rig and animations for it. I want to use the same rig and animations for multiple characters. In Unity, when I import the Blend file, I ...
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Linking a rig with actions and animating more

So I created a character, rigged it using rigify and created a simple walk action. Next I linked it to my scene blender file and created a proxy to work on it. In the scene, I saw the walk action and ...
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Setting up a linked rigged character

So, I have a best practice question. I created a few characters in their separate files. Rigged them using rigify, created a pose library for rubharb lip sync. Next, i linked that character to a ...
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Rig has disconnected from mesh when editing animated action

I have copied a walk cycle action from one rig to another - from a male to a female. When the timeline is scrubbed the new action works fine. But, when I try to edit the bone's positions at a ...
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How do I download action strips?

I have watched a few YouTube videos on how to create and animate with NLA Editor and Dope Sheet (bake) but my thing ain't working out. I want to get action strips but I cannot find any! I have tried ...
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Set Active FCurve in Graph Editor through python

I'm trying to set an FCurve in the Graph Editor to "Active" through python. In the API FCurves don't actually have an "Active" property, but manually click-selecting a channel or keyframe on an ...
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Two armatures sharing action - Animations desynced

I'm creating an action for an armature in which a single bone from another armature is required. I was playing with some F-curves when the single bone stopped moving. I tried to assign the action back ...
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How to render all action in blender [duplicate]

I have 01_a.blend. Inside 01_a.blend, I have 10 action (01_a_001. 01_a_002 ....). I want to render all action by command line. Can anyone help me this problem?
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Make multiple smaller weapon animation clips out of big default action for use in Unity game engine

I made weapon animation for mobile game. I have one big animation that includes all states of weapon ( idle, hipFire, reload, wield, remove, aimedFire, run) I want to make separate animation clips out ...
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Action Editor keyframes only showing when I have bone selected

In the action editor, my keyframes only show when I have the corresponding bone selected. Before, they were showing regardless if I had the bone selected or not. So how can I switch it back so the ...
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How to find out if an object has an action with Python?

How can I use Python to find out if all the selected objects have an action and do something then? If one or more of the selected objects don't have an action, I'd like to print an info/error message ...
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How can I instant delete all of the actions ?

I need the clean my blend file from the actions, but if I delete them in the dope sheet it doesn't work.
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Is it possible to get fcurves associated to a bone by script ?

I'm working on a Blender add-on for transfering animation. I'd like to know if there's a way to select the fcurves describing a bone's movement through the bone. What I mean is that the only way to ...