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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 can I animate a camera together with my actions - without fuzzing it all up?

Thx for letting me into this forum. I am quite a newbee. I have bought a rigged deer that has a lot of actions (like walk, idle etc). I really struggle with the interface of Blender, but I learn. When ...
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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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How to trigger an action according to the position of the 3D cursor?

See this file blend at the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SDKeYAruOdBIBzi-W4LAp8q5ZnnDzYX8/view?usp=sharing I can't realize this little python script without using BGE that when I click on ...
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Delete keyframes at a regular interval in Action Editor

I need to delete keyframes at regular interval e.g. remove keyframes from 2-9, 11-19 and so on. I read a post from can you delete keyframes at regular intervals in a given range?, but using simplify F-...
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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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stacking action strip to NLA editor resets extrapolation and blending properties

As stated above the properties of an action change (to Replace and Hold Forward) when stacking it. In our project we have to deal with a lot of mocap takes and always changing the extrapolation and ...
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Export shape key animation to unity

I am trying to export a simple shape-key animation from blender to unity. I can see the keyframes in the timeline, the animation plays fine in blender. However when I try to import the file to unity (...
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Actions not being exported

I've only tested with FBX and Godot's Better Collada Exporter as of now, however in both cases my action is not being exported. This is the only mention of it in the entire file (action is called <...
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Is there a possible way to edit the repeated action strip?

I have an action cycle. So in NLA action, i repeat it to make a loop cycle. But I can't edit the whole strip by enter the tweak mode. So i want to combine repeated action so I could edit the whole ...
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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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Import Animation to Unity: Why is there only “Default Take”?

What I want to do is to create a "Little Planet" Scene with several moving objects on it. I animated the Clouds and the Windturbines so far, but when I import my .blend file into Unity I only see one "...
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BGE : Moving parented dupligroup

I was working on a "sw battlefront" style scene during a gamejam session. At one time, i chose to add a scene with stardestroyer popping from hyperspace, firing at the player and spawning TIE fighter. ...
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What Determines Action Selected in Action Editor

I've been having trouble with working on the desired action in the action editor, and I'm wondering if there's a way to make sure I'm working on the action I want to. Often I'll create a new action, ...
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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 ...
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Priorities with actions in bge

I am working on a character for a game that has 3 main actions: Walking, Running, and Idle. S1 and S2 stand for Scenario 1 and Scenario 2, respectively. I have all the priorities set to 0. I want the ...
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Cant select/move multiple keyframes even with B select?

Ok, it is very inconvenient in the dopesheet trying to move multiple keyframes but only able to move 1 - even when a batch has been highlighted orange. Per other answers Ie used the B key to select ...