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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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{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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Display object only in certain animation

I got two object "Rabbit" and "Knife" with armature. I need to show Knife armature in "Cook" animation only, and hide in other animation. Animation: 1. Cook(knife displayed) Walk(Need to hide knife)...
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FBX Binary Export Action Issue

I have a model with multiple animation 'actions', destined to be used in Unity3D. Most of the actions export from Blender and import into Unity fine. There are three actions, though, do not export ...
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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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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 ...