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Questions tagged [animation]

Use this tag for questions or issues pertaining to animation and Blender's animation system.

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Transform Graphs For Free Falling

I created big cube on the plane with using a lot of small cube. I used array option for this. And I want to raise plane from one side and observe falling small cubes. And I want to see their ...
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Armatures don't move when importing into unity

I have made a custom skeleton for a custom model. I tried to make multiple poses/ actions for the model. All poses and actions went to the same timeline. When exported into unity. The armature / ...
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Infinite Bounce

I have made a soft body sphere that bounces of a plane. Like in real world the sphere bounces back not as high as it has been dropped from. Is there a way that the sphere bounces back to its original ...
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Animation/position of vertices or faces controlled by another object's position relative to it [duplicate]

So I'm trying to artificially enhance a 3D objects look to look more 2D, by having certain parts of the geometry shift in specific positions when the camera is facing those faces/vertices from ...
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How to know if an object is hidden by another in camera view

it's hard to explain waht I'm looking for, but I'll try. I'm working on a 3D lens flare "simulation" in realtime, in Eevee. All the elements are positioned in front of the camera, or better, inside ...
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Bone gets rotated after exporting blender file as FBX

How's it going. I would really appreciate if someone can help me with this problem. My weapon bone gets rotated by 180 on the y-axis when I export my file from blender as FBX. Before exporting ...
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How do i animate a sphere, that behaves kinde like slime, that gets thrown/fired and explode, when it hits something?

EDIT: So, im working now on a new animation and i need help. I want a sphere to behave kinda like slime, it is supposed to hit a certain place and explode there. With that explosion, it has to cover ...
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Can't find active f-curve panel

I just started Blender 2 months ago and i'm having a great time. I'm trying to add a noise f-curve modifier to my camera movement to create shakiness for a toaster animation kind of thing. However ...
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Black lines in Smoke render

Hello I'am new to blender, and I'am creating a ink drop in water animation using quick smoke simulation cycles render then after I finished rendering there's a strange black parts in the animation. I ...
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I got this problem with animating, when I switch frames, the pose of reverts

So I have the problem where I'm making an animation of a character walking after making one of them in idle pose. The first animation was easy, but now that I am trying to make the walking onwe I have ...
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ball duplicated by symmetrical mirrors

My goal is to symmetrically place mirror modifiers on a sphere where each mirror object of the modify is an empty one in order to duplicate this animated sphere no initial sphere duplication 1st ...
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Stick Curve's Control Point With Object's Vertice to Follow Object's Rotation

i am modelling a venetian blind. found this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWbY8EDvFa0) on the way and followed it. also the 2nd part of it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9s_oF76VP8) to ...
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Rigify problem between PC and Mac

So i am moving a .blend file from windows to mac. But somehow that messes up the animations completely. I am using the exact same blender version (2.78a) and i have made sure that the rigify addon (...
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Rolling paper with bones

I'm trying to make rolling paper using bones. I'm using a curve, three bones and a plane. The bones are following the curve path but the plane which is subdivided does not make the right turn and it ...
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Export Blender Shape-keys to Xcode

How can I export my Blender shape-keys to Xcode? I have one shape-key that I would like to export and I am somewhat new to Blender. Xcode uses an .SCN format and I don't know how to get the shape-keys ...
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Armor disassociated from the mesh, how to associate again correctly?

This happened after I had trouble importing such a character into the Unreal Engine 4. The Unreal Engine 4 accused the following problem: Multiple roots are found in the bone hierarchy we only ...
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I want one object to “chase” another object

So for this example, let's say there is a red circle and a blue circle. The red circle moves in a circular movement. Example here is the red circle moving by itself: https://i.imgur.com/DVwlKzN.mp4 ...
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How to stretch or compress a spiral cylinder

I have a cylinder-like spiral object as a .STL file (figure). We want to animate compressing and stretching this cylinder (figure). How can this be done? Edited:
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How to extract this one frame from simulation?

Plus, how to fix that cloth penetration through the mesh beneath it? Thanks in advance!
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Animating individual proxies?

(Please note I am using v2.80 for this question.) I have a character in a .blend file. The character model(s) and rig(s) are in a collection called "CharacterName" so I can easily link the whole ...
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CMU bvh animations and rigging

I am wondering if i could get some tips from the wonderful people of this group. Does anybody have any experience working with CMU Mocap animation? I am currently working with bvh files. I have a rig ...
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Animating intensity / visibility of a baked indirect lightmap (2.8 Eevee)

I have a scene which whereby I want to transition between day and night very quickly for an animation. Objects are moving, the camera is rotating, so I cannot simply crossfade between 2 sequences in a ...
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How to export a sequence of images as a video file in Blender 2.8

I'm using blender 2.8 and on the video sequencer I added an image sequence of an animation I'm making. I now have a strip and I'm happy with the result. How do I then export it as a video file?
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How to avoid resetting particles when the emitter is moved?

While going through this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Tz1U6A5vI&t) at about the 9 minute mark he moves the object that is emitting particles while the animation is playing. When I ...
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Global bezier adjustments across multiple axis within Graph Editor

Happy to join the forum. I'm looking to globally adjust bezier curves in the graph editor with little success. I come mainly from an After Effects who's graph editor allows you to drag and select ...
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How to define an animation and call it repetitively?

I am new to blender and I am pretty sure there is such a feature in blender, I just don't know with which keyword do I have to search for it. Let say I have a ball and I have animated one time ...
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Blender animation not rendering after changing the length from 250 to 500

My animation in blender refuses to render. It will either be stuck on 0% for a while or close down the software. I'm using cycles, my animation worked before i changed the placement of the camera. ...
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Automatic weights deformation on character mesh

I tried rigging a character with automatic weights and did, but it deformed the mesh severely, I did remove doubles, recalculating normals, etc, but nothing worked. Any ideas for what the cause of the ...
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How to animate Rotation of a PNG image in VSE?

I selected the Transform effect green rectangle, then I moved to frame #10, and lastly, I changed the Rotation value. Shouldn't a Keyframe have been made at that moment? I am starting to suspect that ...
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How to increase the time length of the animation without slowing it down?

I'm new to blender and have to make a 10-second animation of a walk cycle. The walk cycle I created only lasts for about 2 seconds. How would I be able to increase this to 10 seconds with it looping ...
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Short animated film in Blender in single room environment with several acts - single scene or multiple scene setup?

I'm animating a short animated film that takes place in a single room. There are 3 acts, with multiple characters, with the room in different states between each act (objects moved/added/removed, ...
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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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How would I go about making water shoot out of a pipe rather than just flow out?

I am working on a project that requires the water to shoot out of the end of the pipe rather than what it is doing right. Now, I have played with some of the settings but am kinda afraid to mess with ...
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Rendered animation is missing effects [on hold]

I downloaded a blender intro template for my youtube intro and I followed all the steps. But when the rendered animation is completed it becomes raw (without any effects just text ) Please can you ...
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Blender metarig to Unreal Engine

I am making a game using Blender3D and Unreal Engine and have a three part question: 1) When exporting a human character from Blender3D to Unreal Engine after having used a the Human Metarig (with ...
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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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Simplifying animation F-Curves in Blender 2.8

I can’t find out how to use the Simplify Curve add-on on animation F-Curves in Blender 2.8. I’ve activated the add-on, and in the 3D view the parameters are changeable when operated on a curve object....
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Trying to rotate multiple objects together and then move one, but rotation gets doubled

I'm familiar with Blender but I'm just now learning animation, and I thought a simple robot would be a good way to learn basics before I moved onto bones and such. The gif shows my problem: The cube ...
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Animation: customize bounce interpolation

I want to animate a plane falling onto the ground. It’s good to have the bounce interpolation however you are quite limited when you want to customize it, for example adding more smaller bounces to ...
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Can I import a Solidworks model into Blender and animate a folding piece of cloth?

It's basically a travel cot, so I have the full model in Solidworks, but I would like to get an animation of the fabric folding with the cot if possible? (I'm new to blender!)
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How can I create a cross section of a plane that has shape key animations

I am currently working on a project that includes a river bed and flood plain that I sculpted out of a plane. I want to show the cross section of a segment of the river in order to show how it deforms ...
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adding a boolean modifier to a rig/bone character

so I was doing animation and wanted to add boolean to a character but I can't find the modifier tab is there any way I could add a boolean modifier? I've searched the web but couldn't find anything ...
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How to show (only) portions of Wireframe modifier? (Version 2.8)

I’ve modeled a group of rays emerging from a single point by using the Wireframe modifier, then cutting off the ring on the bottom via a Boolean Difference. But how can I show just some of the rays, ...
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Problem when moving and changing object pose at the same time

As you can see in the image below, I can move and rotate the object correctly: It turns out, I'd like to move it and change your pose at the same time and I can not do that. I modified only the ...
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Messed up meshes when moving things

When I move my objects in the scene they smear out and destroys totally. How to I set this up properly (seems like VERY basic stuff)? Destroyed in the picture is a horse, jockey and wagon..
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During animation object is blinking

I have a problem in animation - object is blinking. Here is preview videoclip on YouTube Here You have prev with Render on Cycles and OpenGL. Thank You for help.
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F-curve modifier animation - whole values only

Is there a method to have the graph editor only use whole values between key frames? I've tried linear interpolation as to remove any ease in/out. For example: I have key frames at frame 1 and 100 ...
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Animate a simple FBX model in Blender

I want to animate the following arrow in Blender so that the left and right triangle can flip, like a bird (ignore the white line in the background), but I have no experience with Blender before. So ...
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How to solve my skin showing in my walk animation?

How do I fix this in blender 2.8? I tried parenting it with empty group and automatic weights.
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Is there a way to define rotation of a bone with handles like a curve vertex?

I can't provide a blend file because I've never seen it done. Instead of having rotation constraints for a bone to limit rotation, it would be more accurate and flexible to instead have rotation "...