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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to find an action that is visible in NLA editor but can't be found in Action Editor? Especiallly when Linked across files

I can find and access an action in the NLA editor but I can not find it in the Action Editor. My goal is to use the action in another file via linking but don't know how to. The animation is ...