Questions tagged [actions]

An action is a data-block in Blender which stores animation data. This tag should be used when asking about managing or exporting actions, not for general animation questions.

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Action Constraint won't select Action baked from Copy Transform (2.8)

I'm trying to turn a mesh's action into an action that corresponds with a bone in my rig. I duplicated the bone in Edit Mode, separated it into it's own separate armature. We'll call this RefBone. I ...
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How do I insert all actions into unity?

I have been trying to get all my actions into unity for hours now and I can't get it to work, I have enabled the F thing, and I tried a lot of solutions including ones that I have tried my self, but ...
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Populating Fcurves Keyframe_Points

I am currently working on an importer for captured Shape Key motions. To fasten up the process, I am using the method suggested here. It works perfectly and saves up to a few minutes per import. I am ...
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Actions with multple objects, and general animations

I'm making a long animation, and was annoyed by how messy it got, then I learned about the NLE editor, and actions, which sounded super cool. However, now when I try to split my animations up in ...
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animation track with two stripes and second stripe strart where first stripe ends?

How to work with animation and tracks (stripes)? I create Stash and Track in Notlinear Animation. I add two Action Stripes (from created Action Stash) in one Track. How to do the second Stripe starts (...
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180 degree bone rotation stutter problem - chained Action & Driver rotation

There are a number of posts referencing 180 degree stutter/flipping issues and resolving them by using a driver in-place of a modifier/constraint - which seems to work OK for a 1-to-1 relationship. ...
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Combine two armatures and keep weight painting?

So I have an animation of a gun firing, and an animation of a flying pear enemy, and I want to combine their two armatures so I can export them together as one action into a game engine. I've tried to ...
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No suitably rooted paths error when trying to set action on object

I'm trying to place a copy of an action onto another object. My code seems to work, except when I try to set the action on the new object. (I'm copying the animated viewport display rgb values, from ...
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Can't create new action or push down current action on armature

I've been animating in blender for a while and had this problem a long time ago. I never found a solution and now it happened again. I was messing with the NLA strips and now I can't push my action ...
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How would I edit every action and their keyframes using the Python console

so I've been trying to figure out what's wrong with my imported animations (I have 160) and I finally figured out how, but it takes about an hour per animation to fix. The problem was a few parts of ...
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Automate save as shapekey for multiple animation actions

I have a model with a armature with several animation actions in it, these actions are facial expressions, and i'm converting each action to a shape key using the "save as shapekey" option ...
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How to do “NumPad .” on a mac

I'm trying to focus on a tiny object and the emulator as far I see doesn't do "NumPad ." actions on a Mac. Also the + and - don't zoom me into focusing on the object. I'm either too far away ...
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blender 2.8 exported animation to unity is all in one animation clip

I created 2 animations as 2 different actions in the dope sheet. When I export them to unity I can still see in unity both, but the walking animation clip contains the idle animation and the walk ...
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Inconsitant Animations when uploading to UE4 with the Send to unreal Tool

I'm trying to create an animation using SplineIK's with tracking bones into UE4 using their Send to unreal Tool. within blender everything appears to be correct with the animation, however once ...
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How can I combine two animations that start at different postions?

Watch the first 20 seconds of this video. Combining Mixamo Animations I am trying to do that exact same thing. The only difference is that I am taking the Mixamo animation, importing it into blender ...
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Shape key f-curve animation to action

I am trying to make a character talk without having to animate it by hand. I made a shape key and used the "Bake Sound to F-Curves" option to do this. The character talks just as I wanted ...
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Action Editor bug or am I doing something wrong?

Watch the first 20 seconds of this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7FZ_O1IkxE&list=LLkDggPQwOzAPYvEEcePK50A&index=4&t=0s I am trying to do that exact same thing. The only ...
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Correct z coordinates of a walk cycle

I made a walk cycle. I use it in NLA editor. I noticed that the character is too high (3 inch above the ground ). I tried to correct this using a variety of ways: A) I Went to the graph editor and ...
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How to make Actions object specific?

I have gun actions, and each part of the gun, has a specific action. However, when I export it into Unity, each object has every single animation, even if it never used that animation in Blender. What ...
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Does gltf only support the export of one strip per NLA track?

This blend file contains only the default cube. I've create two Actions: MyTrans that implements only a translation & MyRot that implements only a rotation. Each of those Actions, I've 'pushed ...
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How to discover the users of an action?

This blend file contains a Sphere, a Cube and a Cone. The action CubeAction acts on the cube. In the Action Editor, it can be seen to have 2 users. So it must also act on another object, but which ...
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Presence of a strip on another NLA track prevents execution of original track

Using the default cube, create a keyframe at frame 1 where y=-4 and a keyframe at frame 40 where y=4. Change the action just created to an NLA strip on a new NLA track. With the current frame=20, ...
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Animation automatically created by Rigify in Blender 2.8

After generating a rig with Rigify in Blender 2.83.3 an animation tab is added under the rig. I'm quite new to blender, and I'm asking this question just to have more understanding of what I'm seeing ...
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Not all actions exported to glb file

I have a cuboid that can lean left, lean right or do an idle animation determined by actions. Using the Blender IDE I can get any of those 3 to play.Here it is, leaning to its right. My problem is ...
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How to let some keyframes influence the animation loop without being played?

In the picture above you can see the keyframes for a walkcycle. The start and end keyframes are the same as it sould be in a looped animation(frame 0 and 59). The two keyframes on the far left and the ...
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Why would the Action Editor's New be grayed out?

One of my objects greys the action editor's new button out. If I open the file or link the object to a new project its the same. Why would this happen? Thanks for any help! Rusty
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animating objects with “child of” constraint messes up other actions

i am not sure why but animating the influence slider on the "Child of" constraint on one object in the middle of an animation seems to mess up this specific object in another action. it ...
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Keyframes to actions

I'm quite new to blender. Is there an easy way in blender 2.8 to make an animation of keyframes into animation with actions? Thanks in advance.
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Why can't I enable the 'new' button of action?

I want to import the action template of action editor, and use template ID to display it. But the 'new' button is disabled, how could I active it? here is my code currently: ...
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How to select/list all users of an Action?

I have a (comparably) complicated, non-humanoid character rig. I am having a lot of trouble exporting this thing to Unity, so I am trying to clean it up without ruining all the animations I made (for ...
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Is there a Way to Automatically Select Every Bone That Is Part of a Single Action?

After creating multiple actions, each of which contains the channels only of specific bones of a rig, I find that I want a way to instantly select all the related bones of whatever action I'm working ...
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Action editor doesn't quite work well

I’m trying to make separate animations for my character, which will be used for an experimental game in Unity. I’m having trouble with the action editor, it seems to be not working the way it should. ...
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Can we create an Action from a Dopesheet animation?

I have animated a number of Shader Node properties and the keyframes show up in the Dopesheet but not in the Actions editor. I have tried copying the keyframes from the Dopesheet but I can't paste ...
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Blender 2.8 Animation, Bake Action, is it broken?

This question was asked Here but not answered satisfyingly. I am attaching sample files where I reproduced the issue: Repro: Using Blender 2.81 (but seems to be broken in all 2.8x releases) shift+A ...
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Problem with importing .blend actions to Unity

I’m currently using Unity 2019.1.3f1 and blender 2.8 and I’ve ran into a weird issue. The issue at hand is the following: For some reason .blend files with multiple actions won’t be imported ...
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Good workflow for “ready to use” character actions in other scenes

I have a character ready to animate. I want to be able to append this character and its actions library (walking, running, sitting etc) in different scenes, with the less amount of calculation ...
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How to remove blender pose library action from timeline

I'm not exactly sure if it makes sense but I'm tryna make a rig where when you rotate a bone an animation plays but I don't want the animation to play in the timeline of course so I'm just asking if ...
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Making a particle smoke simulation into an action

Question. I’m working on rigging an internal combustion engine and need to create a burning gas. I can do it once with a partial simulator and a smoke domain, but only once. In a perfect world I would ...
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Splitting giant action into many sub actions via python?

I am currently working on integrating some assets into a custom engine. The engine relies on each animation being a separate action. The asset files I am working with however have all 50 animations "...
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Blender next animation doesn't continue from last animation

I'm applying in the NLA a turning animation, and then right after, a walking animation. The problem is, the walking animation starts from the beginning (as if turning didn't happen). I've tried ...
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Trying to make multiple actions with different durations

So I made two actions on a single armature (to which is attached an object), one for running and one for walking. Now, when I play one and adjust the playback time (timeline, I guess) thingy it plays ...
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Same parented object animation playing over all actions

I'm making a series of animations for a video game. I created a separate "action" for each of these animations, and everything worked great. Now, my character has a sword parented to him (or to be ...
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Keying relative value when mixing animations with NLA editor like in Maya

I'm working in NLA editor and I have two tracks enabled with additive blending. One track contains an animation with Y location of an object keyed. The Y location fcurve has value of ...
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Is there a way to have my second action animation start at the last location of my first action animation?

I have a scene with a character that will complete multiple action animations. The problem I keep running into is that when the character transitions from action 1(walk) to action 2(looking behind) ...
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Rename action in blender 2.8

I am trying to rename some actions in my scene, but the only way I have found is to go to the Blender file in the outliner and modify it there. This is ...
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Edit action scale and repeat of linked rig using library override

I linked a character with a walk cycle as action and used library override. How do I repeat that action in NLA as the properties are disabled?
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Can't save poses in my pose library? They get overwritten?

I pose my armature select all bones and save them in the pose library, do another pose and save it in a new spot, repeat a couple times. Now I got like 5 poses. If I sue the hour glass to switch ...
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How to create an action for a lamp

I have an animation which keyframes the Power property of a lamp. I wanted to use this as an action. The problem is that there's no keyframes appearing in the ...
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How to play multiple actions using action actuator?

There is some actions that i created for a human character like walk, jump and saying bye. I want to play these actions one after one using action actuators or any other way. I mean if i want to play ...
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blender 2.82 can't unfold collection collection collection

os10.13.6 Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB When I clic on the collection , there is no unfold. And same thing with a new collection, already unfold, it can't be fold… please tell me I'm missing a ...