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How to model an Aperture from a camera (and possibly animate it) [duplicate]

so i'm curious if i wanted to create an aperture model like in a camera. And then animate it to change apertures how would i do this. More specifically i want to know how to use the array modifier to ...
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How to use a single frame of a bake for an animation?

I've currently got a model of a pod-racer, which has an engine exhaust plume. This was created using quick smoke and a custom material (not mine) in another file, and then I copied across the result ...
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Mesh not following Armature

I created a basic human model, then copied the vertices and used a shrinkwrap modifier to make spandex-type clothing. I then connected the clothes to the body using Boolean union modifier. However, ...
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Smooth The Jittering Colors of Smoke Simulation

A recent project of mine involved smoke sims and materials. This is the result, and it's mostly what I was aiming for. https://gph.is/2ypbgy8 (I couldn't embed it, sorry) However, It's the colors ...
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How to make a comet's tail in a better way?

I have an astronomical assignment about comets. I have modeled my comet with Blender, but the problem is ... I'm still confused about how to make the comet's tail. Can anyone help me ... I've tried ...
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BPy Funtcion long to short?

i have a question. it is possible this function in any way to shorten ? ...
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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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How do I animate dimensional line from MeasureIt with Shape Keys?

My model is animated using Shape Keys - i.e. a simple change of width. The model also has a dimensional line attached, which shows its width. Specifically, the dimension line is a segment measurment (...
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Several cell fracture in different time

Is it possible to make cell fracture to more objects and with different start of animation?
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Animation Nodes Offset Matrix

While using AN 2.1 and following a few online tutorials that use AN 2.0 I've found out that the 'Offset Matrix' node is missing the options for Start/End. Is there a workaround to imitate these ...
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how to renders make fast and how is work

hi blender experts nice to chat you, after long periods making this object my own. please give you marks. and video rendering is difficult. i computer is amd graphics 4gp ram. please five your ...
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import c3d file

I'm trying to work with c3d file in Blender. For now I have all the markers and their label but the label change their marker place to an another marker so I can't tell to my armature to follow an ...
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Bend spine on a humanoid, but keep animation.

I am facing a problem that cause my full game development to a halt, and its really painful to be honest. How do I bend my character so it is standing as shown on the picture, but animations still ...
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Retarget FBX file get wrong

Error i got maybe very popular if you rigging in blender to retarget action in Unity. My friend give me 2 file. A Eagle model need to rig to retarget A Raven rigged model have animation I copy the ...
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Everything looks fine in edit mode, but distorted in object mode

Disabling modifier in viewport does the thing, but I want to animate it, which isn't possible with the armature disabled (see this clip). I look to some posts with the same issue: https://...
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How to make an interactive two-finger robot gripper and grab things with it?

I am trying to make a two-finger robot gripper. The grippers use soft body physics and my goal is to move them towards an object in the middle of the scene to just grab it by pressing the grippers to ...
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How do I make something like this in Blender?

Is it possible to set a boundary for the model for certain frames then remove the boundary afterward? See the image, first the model is set within a smaller canvas(the laptop), then remove the ...
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Move a gear rack with the Transformation Constraint?

I used the inverse Copy Rotation constraint to get the gear to "spin" the gears with the shaft, but I can't figure out how to move the rack (the straight gear) along the y axis as the others spin. ...
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Animation in blender: How to link restrict visibility with restrict viewport rendering [duplicate]

I have created an assembly sequence and the viewport visibility of the components have been restricted along the animation. BUT I forgot to retrict the viewport visibility as well :( Now I would like ...
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Tracking constraints lagging in render (can't redo whole rig)

I spent a couple weeks rigging some angel wings, using track to constraints to line up the biggest feathers. Now, the feathers lag behind the animation I made. There's so much in the rig, I can't redo ...
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Rigging and Animation Problems

[![So this picture over here is the characters two legs wich are attached together it was rigged by mixamo and had stretches so i removed them with weigh paint. When I rotate it through pose mode this ...
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Basic: Only one frame is played after rendering, and how do I make my plane/sheet thicker

So I am trying to render my video, but after some time of rendering, the movie file only has 1 frame displayed. I have checked my Frame Range, and have tried to change this a few times. I can see ...
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How to move bones together?

I want to move hand and magazine bones together but they are not sync.I can't use bone constraint here. and: you see that hand and magazine are not sync.
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Where does animation render save when output folder location doesn't exist

I have a question about location where finished rendered animation saves.. I have started rendering on one computer where I have specified the path to save folder. BUT I have now continued the ...
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Turret Tracking with Polygon-Aligned sets of Objects in Animation Nodes 2.1

I'm attempting to add gun turret style tracking to objects that have been placed onto the polygons of another object using Animation Nodes 2.1. I'm currently attempting this with blender's built in ...
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Is is possible to get boids data to animation nodes signalling when they are 'attacking'?

I am creating a space dogfighting scene and I have been able to hook up the particle boids to animation node instances, including positions and even the rotations by normalizing the velocity and ...
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no animation in Blender

This is my first query on this site. I am very new to Blender. Just done with basics. I have purchased one blender character online. it is completely rigged. I have inserted the keyframes as desired ...
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how make a loop candle flame

I put a fire animation on a candle (using quick efects), but when I put it in a loop, it goes off and on again because in the beginning of the animation it goes on, how do you keep it lit infinitely?
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Animate Meteor Using Cell Fracture Addon [duplicate]

Hi! I'm experimenting with the Cell Fracture Addon to create a meteor animation. But after fracturing the main object into small pieces, i found out that i have to keyframe every single "animated" ...
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Folding a box with bones

Can anyone help me with this simple rigging animation. I want to fold a piece, but my bones would not stick to the edges, what do I wrong? I am very new to blender. I'll explain the problem from the ...
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Animation plays too slow for 24 fps

I'm not sure why the left one plays too slow compare to the right, both are 24fps. (clip) Maybe you can check what's going on, you can download it here.
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Can I hide certain keyframes that belong to the same object?

I'm animating an animal and want to hide the all the keyframes to focus on just one leg. Is it possible to hide certain keyframes even when they belong to the same object?
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Motion capture movement from 3d model animation

I have a set of animations of a model with a complex rig that I would like to copy to another model that is unrigged.The original model has more than 250 bones in total and it would take a really long ...
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Blender: Believeable, animated hose/cable etc

I want to creat a hose/cable etc., which I can animate. On the net I found quite a view tutorials, but I didn't found one, which does it believeable. With "believeable" I mean: * The hose/cable does ...
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Animation of a character loses the movements of arms,legs and torso in Blender 2.8 [on hold]

I've just created a walking cycle animation with Blender 2.79 and everything is working almost good. Now I want to render this animation in Cycles (it is 80 frames), but I have a slow CPU and GPU. So ...
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Blender rotates objects on wrong axis during animation playback

Recently I asked a question "I have an object that is slanted on all 3 axes, and I need to rotate its bottom on its own axis." And the answer was simple - Local transform orientation. But it doesn`t ...
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How to export physics and animation from Blender to Unity?

I created a UV Sphere with a collision and soft body on it but I don't know how to export it to Unity so I can see the same result as in Blender. I first exported it in .fbx file and I added a mMesh ...
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How to handle simulations/particles/meshcache frame ranges when tweaking animations on timeline?

I tend to forget to add/substract delta frames to these ranges when moving keyframes on the timeline. Especially when there is a lot of objects with such option. Typical situation is when I need to ...
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Baked animation actions - what do the settings mean?

The file has a camera following a path, and it tracks to an empty that was keyframed at various points on the timeline. It scrubs fine for me, but when it was rendered on SheepIt, the camera stayed ...
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Blender render: Shadows for animation [closed]

I'm wondering how people create shadows for their animations. While Cycles indeed look a lot better than Blender-render, the latter is a lot faster and perhaps better suited for longer animations? So ...
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Why is my image blurry, with pixelated, jagged edges?

Any help would be much appreciated. I am in the process of making an animation and this .png test image is blurry and pixelated. I don't know if its because of the materials, small-scaled objects, or ...
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How to get an empty tracked by a camera to move smoothly between keyframes

I have constrained a camera to track to an empty, and I've constrained the empty to limit its distance from the camera to outside 5 m and inside 10 m. I have parented the camera with the track-to ...
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Blender animation frame reset

with blender 2.79 i want make some animation but... When i do frames moving only bone its all ok. When i do frames moving only model its all ok.(animation and export) When i moved model out of ...
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How to flip or mirror pose animation

With the small animation my character bending to the right side and stand straight. I want after he stand straight should bend in the left side same as it was in the right hand as if its walking on ...
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Replace mesh; propagate change in rotation of on of the bones

I have a couple of questions regarding animation in blender. Created a walk cycle for my mesh using mixamo site. There are couple of error that I want to fix in the animation eg. change rotation of ...
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Is it possible to see an object's positions at different frames all at once?

In other frame-by-frame animation software, you generally have an option to display previous frames as a kind of chronophotography (with the farthest the most transparent) Is is possible in Blender ...
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Second camera copied depth of field keyframes from first camera

I'm using depth of field for my animation. I created a second camera Shift-A -> Camera (not a duplicate) and noticed it copied the f-stop keyframes from the ...
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How do I make Mixamo animations infinite?

I have been looking all over the internet trying find a solution on how to make Mixamo animations infinite. https://www.youtube.com/embed/uOZ9cMMS4Ts
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How to make a curve path from scratch given a list of (x, y, z) points?

I want to move a soft body object in my scene on a path (curve path). For the path, I want to make it myself from scratch. I basically have a Python List containing (x, y, z) points and want to create ...
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Can I copy some vertices location to paste on Shape Keys?

I'm not very experienced with Blender but I've been learning a lot in the past few weeks. Right now I'm working on making an animation with a model rigged by someone else. I adjusted the shape of the ...