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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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 ...
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NLA Editor hiding (not deleting) actions

I am currently learning how to work properly with the NLA editor. I created a view actions and everything works fine withe the NLA so far. Now I wanted to recompose the the actions in the NLA. I ...
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How to export a mesh with armature and actions to a fbx

Im having some troubles exporting my character to an fbx. I have a character humanoid and a custom rig for that, that has DEF bones and targets / controllers. I animated all the targets and ...
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Find object to which an action is applied

I am trying to implement EXT_property_animation for a glTF 2.0 exporter. In glTF, an animation contains several channels and several samplers. The samplers are basically the fcurves. The channels map ...
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Is it possible to “chain” action constraints on the same bones?

I asked this question yesterday > Animating tentacles And one of the comments pointed me to using action constraints to achieve the effect I want. I followed the linked tutorials, and I was able to ...
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Importing animations in Unreal flickers

I have created a few actions in Blender and I'm trying to export them to Unreal. The problem is the zero frame in Unreal is the T-pose, which causes the animation to flicker when looping. I could ...
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How to undo only one specific action

Let's say I have an object that I am working on, and I want to undo one specific modifier that I have applied to it a while back. Is there a way to only undo that one specific action? This would be ...
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Why is the NLA editor permanently messing up my actions?

I've been using Blender for a few years, and I'm finally delving into making actions for a character. So far so good, until I try to start using the NLA editor - it seems like it should be ...
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How to mute all channels in the Action Editor via script

I need to mute all these animation channels via script: I tried using bpy.ops.anim.channels_setting_enable(type='MUTE') but that fails with an error saying that ...
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How to combine multiple actions so that Unity can read it as one single animation clip

So, I'm animating a character doing a surgery on the patient. But as it stands, when I export the animation file, it's divided into multiple actions, two for each animated character and three for each ...
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How to Change Timeline Start/End Based on Current Action

Is it possible to have a specific start and end frame associated with an action in Blender, separate from the animation timeline? I am making various actions for a character, some are short cycles, ...
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Problem with playAction()

hey i want to play more than one action one after one according to user preferred action. I mean, if user wants to play ‘run’ and ‘jump’ actions, then it should play first ‘run’ action then after that ...
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How to easily edit action constraints

I am learning action constraints. However, animation and action constraints create overlapping effects, so we had to assign a fack user to the action data and remove it from the all bones. That ...
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Why does using a pose library “break” rest pose and other actions?

I'm experiencing a weird problem with pose libraries that I'm not really sure how to deal with. I have a rigged character I've been working on for a while now. Today I tried using a pose library to ...
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Link Object's property to Actions

Is it possible to enhance the animation(where all animations are instanced as unique Actions from the Nla Editor) by changing the object's property (like material color etc) whenever a particular ...
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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 ...