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Keyframe on text body in Python?

I'm trying to animate a paragraph of text where each word is a separate frame. Looping through the full text can come later, right now I'm just trying to figure out switching the text from one frame ...
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Transform Animation from drivers to shape keys

I have a character head with shape keys for facial animation. I setup drivers to control the animation using circles. I need to make blender record that animation into the shape keys so I can Export ...
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Material index animation

Is it possible to create an animation to switch between materials (material slots) in a mesh with multiple materials ? Thanks
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How to get a hover craft effect (Object over Landscape)?

I have made a hilly landscape using the Landscape addon in blender 2.8. I have an object which I want to animate across the landscape by following the surface contours and maintaining a small distance,...
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how to get an empty for an object to move with the object?

I have done a couple of tutorials to do with simple car models animated in the rigid world. What I have noticed is that empties associated with the moving objects, like wheels and the car body stay ...
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Rigify rigs in Blender scene are making some very bad lag. How to fix performance issues?

I have a scene where there are 2 human models rigged with rigify. I cannot animate these anymore because when they're in the viewport, I get about 6 FPS on the animation preview. I know for a fact ...
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How can I create a library of animations?

I want to store animations (just the animation data itself) so they can be recalled and reused in other projects. How do I create such a library of purely animation data? (For instance if I have ...
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How to create different animation states (walk, run, idle…) in the same file?

I made my character IDLE animation by assigning Actions to my model meshes. The problem comes when i want another animation, let's call it the WALK animation. If i'm not mistaken adding another ...
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Best way to rig a cartoon mouth [duplicate]

so i have been experimenting A LOT with blender but this has got me stumped. I'm trying to make this character open his mouth very far (to his legs) and im wondering what the best way to go about this ...
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Animation while moving

I am an absolute beginner started a couple days ago. I downloaded one of Mixamos walking animation, and put it on,"stay in place" before I downloaded it. its working fine. but how do I move that ...
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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 seamlessly loop/time remapping a single rotating object?

I have a sphere with textures. It's part of a big project with other animated elements so I cannot use time remapping "old" to solve my issue you will read ahead about. Animation playback starts on ...
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My smoke renders as squares/cubes

I'm making an animation scene where black fog swallows a grassy field, but I have a problem with the smoke simulation. In the view port it looks fine, but when I render the smoke it is boxed and ...
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Animation Nodes - Blend distribution of objects on a curve into another curve

I've been trying to recreate the effect from the Cinema 4D tutorial below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPv2HVvQfGo I'm stuck at 9:55 where he uses the inheritance effector to be able to morph ...
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How to I make an animation sequence exportable

Someone else answered a similar question to mine, and I did everything, but it never appeared in my files. How do I fix this?
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Modify Boid collision distance with hard boundary - v2.80

Hello hello Blender community! This is the first question I'm posting, similar ones have been asked before but I was unable to get something working from the answers/comments on the questions most ...
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Unique light techniques needed for an animated music video in Blender 2.8

I'm working on an AMV in Blender 2.8 and I want a special form of lighting for certain lows and highs in the music track I'm using. Shown below is a concept created in Adobe Animate CC. Light ...
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How to I bake IK targets into an animation?

I'm new to Blender, I have a rigged character in Blender. He is riding a ATV(quad). His hand bones have IK constraints with targets (empties) positioned at each handlebar. Everything is working as ...
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Exporting .dae file from Blender and import it on Processing

What I am trying to do is export from Blender a .dae file of an animated object and then import this file on processing and use it there. I created a rotating cube, baked action and exported it as ....
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Cell fracture question

Once I generate a fracture, I want the collection that the fracture is on. I want it to disappear and reappear depending on the timeline. How would I animate that in blender 2.8?
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Image importing low resolution

Hey guys total noob here. I am creating an intro for a video and following this tutorial to do so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiwHhT_JqJs&t=36s for some reason my image that I created in ...
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How to add shooting mode to my blender Game [closed]

How to add a shooting bullet animation for my player in my blender games that kills the enemy and the enemies should also have ability to Fire lasers to player ?
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blender 2.8 how changing armature name messes up the animations

I am making a rigged model in blender and transferring it to unity, but I need to rename the armature so that unity can see it as humanoid.(I can not have arm.l instead, it needs to be named LeftArm)....
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How to simulate a dough or silly putty?

I want to simulate a dough like material getting stretched or squashed in different places. My first aim is to animate a rolling pin flattening the dough on a flat surface. Is there any way to ...
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Efficient process to apply motion capture data to different rigs

I'm trying to make use of CMU's motion capture database and apply them to a MakeHuman character and its pre-existing rig. But there are quite a few ??? left and since I have 0 animation background ...
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Animation Nodes extra nodes Morph between two objects with particles

What would the setup look like to morph or get particles to form the shape of a mesh from another. Is it possible with the extra nodes that 3D Singh VFX has created.
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How to Animate The Child while the parent is already animated

Trying to animate the child relative to the parent animation , but the result always offset from the original placed position . Even though I Keyframed At The Same Position (By Using ALT+G) It Still ...
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Is there a way to make a real person in a video appear as if they're a ghost using masks?

How do I overlap two frames in blender to make a person in the video appear as if they were a ghost? What I mean is that I want to make a person in the video transparent like glass, as if they really ...
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How to render a water simulation with camera tracking keyframes?

I have created a water simulation comming out of a modelled water fountain sprout. I want to create a rendered scene shot from the viewpoint of a camera revolving around the fountain, by using key ...
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Move multiple objects on the first selected object

I have a question: Is it possible to select multiple objects (in pose mode) but it rotates on the first selected object: I want to have the rotate axis on the LeftUpperArm (Labeled as Primary) Is ...
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Appearance and disappearance of an object in an animation

My question is: how do I make an object (or any other thing, force field in my case) appear in a scene at the certain time during the animation, affect the soft body, and then disappear? Thank you (...
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Blender 2.8 re-map an animation from object 1 to object 2

I've found a series of post related to accessing the animation / bone data using python. My use case is converting some BVH to a character rigged in Mixamo. I can't get started right when attempting ...
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How to animate camera around a water simulation?

I have just created a water fountain with a water simulation creating the water sprouting out. I would like to Animate the camera around the water fountain while it is flowing water from its sprout. ...
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Export multiple simulated falling coins as single rigged object

I'm dropping a bunch of coins onto the floor. I want to export a single object consisting of one mesh and and one armature with one keyframed action for use in Unity. I have successfully converted a ...
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How to cut one animation into several looping animations?

Here is a weird one: I am making a canned animation of a bipedal character being ejected from a pipe and flailing through the air, then bonking his head on the floor. I do not know how long the ...
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Curve deform - Follow along a path

Whilst searching for a solution I stumbled upon Animate object along path and deform accordingly I am creating a logo for a new software project I am working on, the finished logo will have two ...
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My trees are being blown too fast and my grass is not affected by my wind physics after a few seconds

So I did a massive mistake with my tree and grass, and did not target this problem before rendering. The leaves on my tree are being blown too rigorously, and my grass stops being blown after 2~3 ...
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How do I use blender masks to make it look like there is magic in my videos

I'm working on learning how to use masks in blender. I would like to use the masks to make it appear as if there is magic in my videos. Such as when a person in the video lifts they're hand a certain ...
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How can I crack a wall when hit by an object?

I know there is a cell fracture add on but I only want the impact to be in a certain part of the wall. I want it to go slightly inwards as well.
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Align Eye rig to Head rig

I found some similar questions but no answers to my problem. So I am creating a little player character for a game engine and I want to be able to move the eyes on their own, so I must use bones to ...
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How can I combine objects into a grid? To animate them

I would like to animate a wall of stones. Similar to this tutorial. My problem is that every stone is different, so I can't do that with instances and arrays. Does anyone have a tip or a tutorial for ...
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cannot get rigify rig to bind to mesh

I am trying to animate a pony. I have a bunch of weight groups for fur. I am trying to bind the rigify rig to the mesh just to make sure that everything is working before I move on into more advanced ...
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Exporting from blender2.8 to unity has problem

I'm working blender2.8 with unity3d but when I export my model from blender to unity My Bone plays animation so weird see this First picture in on unity. second one is on blender2.8 Two legs have ...
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How can I convert these paths and constrained empties into animations?

I have a blend file with empties and boxes swirling about, following animated paths (beziers). I would like to convert these objects into a single animation that I could import into Unity, then ...
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Blender 2.8 Rigging stuff

I was working the past months on some character rigging with animations on blender 2.79. I managed to get rid of all "ugly" edges in the model so that the animations look beautiful. I've worked with ...
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Need help getting objects to fall through one object but collid with another in blender 2.79

I am trying to make a sphere with an extruded stick on the bottom fall through a circle with two extruded sticks but when I use the rigid body feature they go all over the place instead of falling ...
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Can a animated model interact with a landscape?

Will I have to add a extra effect on my rig to get my model to interact with a landscape in Unreal Engine 4. For example walk on it.
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Animating the trajectory of solutions to ordinary differential equations

Hello Blender Community, I am new to the software and I am looking for some advice on the following problem. Suppose that we are given the position and orientation of a rigid object in Euclidean ...
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Problem with model deforming exporting blender file (.fbx) into Unity

Ive tried a lot of different things to get this to work but I always end up with the same scenario. I downloaded a mesh and made my own armature + animation. When I export it (as .fbx) or simply ...
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Updated to v. 2.8; Why, now, all animations work except one in v. 2.79 .blend?

I made an animated scene with Blender version 2.79 and then updated to 2.8. The animations for my cameras and second character work just fine. But, for some reason, the first character is not ...