Questions tagged [animation]

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How do I move my IK bone without deforming the mesh

Whenever I move my IK foot bones if deforms like this. I've been trying to teach myself rigging. I have done IK rigging before but I never had this problem before. can anyone help me fix this? Thanks!
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Link a material animation with an armature animation

I am writing a custom exporter and need to determine which material animations go with specific armature animations. For example, my armature might have an action for throwing a punch, and the face ...
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How to keyframe geometry nodes to export animated fbx?

I followed this tutorial Procedural Wave which comes up with a wavy pattern of uv spheres which are procedural instances inside of a cube object. With geometry nodes the Z position value is determined ...
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How to add multple animation to same object using blender's python API

I have a 3d rigged model which requires animation to be patched in however, the animations are present in an external file (A json file which has the frame data stored) and I want to apply those ...
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All Bone transformations are 0 on first frame of animation when importing FBX exported from 3dsMax

For our project we'd like to shift animating from 3ds Max over to Blender. Unfortunately, when importing the FBX files containing baked animations from Max in Blender (i.e. a walk-cycle), for some ...
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Help! How to make a rope pulling object animation to this model?

i need some help. how to make the yellow rope pulling the front arm goes up and down?
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Packing float32 to vertex color

I am learning vertex animation textures. Already used UV.x as normalised vertex index to animate a flag and it works great. I don't have access to uv2 ("game" engine still under in dev ...
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Can I animate the 'strength' in the Displacement modifier?

Is there a way to keyframe the 'strength' of the displace modifier at different stages? I am trying to animate a surface, and the best results/animation I'm getting are through the strength modifier. ...
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Creating controlled fluids?

I want to have a fluid simulation with a controllable output direction, similar to a water gun. How can I accomphish this? Reference image: https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/...
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Bake armature object movement into bones

I have imported motion capture data into Blender and noticed that the armature object itself contains most of the movement and rotation animation. Is there a way to bake the armature object movement ...
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Feather a plan edge which is used as shadow catcher

Hello Blender Guru Artists, I am facing a problem and need your expertise. I am using a plane right below my 3D model as a shadow catcher using Cycles rendering engine. The plane is casting the shadow ...
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I got stuck animating this crank [closed]

I got stuck animating this crank, I don't know how to use Inverse Kinematics
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houdini simulated hair to hair particles

since i wasn't satisfied with blender hair dynamics i decided to simulate them in houdini so this is what i did : 1_ i exported my blender hair particles as a curve to houdini 2_ simulated my dynamics ...
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Properly parenting a "follow path set up" to an empty

I try to parent a set up of cube parented to an empty wich is following a curve with a constraint to a "global" empty. And I don't find a solution that allow me to move my empty and keep the ...
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Data Transferring Weight Paint Not Working

I'm trying to the data transfer modifier to transfer the weight paint from the body to the clothing but it's coming out all choppy I've been using this tutorial. My problems comes up at around 4:00 ...
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How do I animate a rope in Blender 9.3? [duplicate]

I'm working on an animated short that features a claw machine, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to animate the chord that the claw dangles from. Here's where I'm at: I modeled the claw itself, ...
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Animate Individual Vertices w/ Geometry Nodes

Hey guys, First picture a cube animated to be moving in the y direction. As it moves, it passes over conveyor rollers. Each roller then begins rotating because of the contact forces. I am trying to ...
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Movement/transform gizmo isn't "flat"

I'm a complete newbie to Blender and have been following a couple tutorials about viewmodel animation. An issue I've run into though is that when I select anything, be it a model or a part of an ...
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Adding bone keyframe to a new action affecting/changing previously saved action

My charater model have one set of deforming bones, and another set of target bones that is driving the deforming bones through constrains. I create the target bones by duplicating the deform bones,...
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Geometry Nodes Animation to After effects

I have a scene with several replicated collections in Geometry Nodes which I want to animate and then export certain placeholders for Solids in After Effects. What I want to export are instances as ...
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How to load image sequence for texture node via code

I would like to assign an image sequence to the ShaderNodeTexImage ...
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my icing on the donut seems torn or fallen idk

so, i am following a youtube tutorial of how to make the donut and i followed the exact same steps.. i repeated the whole process 3 times to make sure i am not doing any mistake but still the icing is ...
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Frequent crashes during rendering using handlers

I am using blender to create mathematical animations, and I usually need parametric surfaces changing every frame. I succeed to do this using python scripts and handlers, and here is the code for an ...
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How can I prevent colliding Cloth Objects from wrinkling each other?

I am trying to create a model of paper being blown by wind using a model with a Cloth Modifier and a Force Field of wind. However, when I play them in animation, the Cloth objects that collide with ...
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Getting "Cannot find valid keyframes to interpolate (Breakdowns keyframes are not allowed)" in 2D Blender

I'm trying to Interpolate two different keyframes of the same Grease Pencil shape. The second keyframe just rotates & moves the shape around. I keep getting "Cannot find valid keyframes to ...
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How to create a randomly rotating prism with hidden automatically-dashed edges?

If it is possible in Blender, how to create the following randomly rotating prism where the rear edges are automatically drawn with dashed lines instead of solid lines? ...
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Animation not showing up in Compositor

pretty new to blender. Following a tutorial from 2017 on how to create laser eyes over a video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCc51vABR94 I can't seem to get my view layer to show up in my ...
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How do I use a cloth simulation as a flow object in a mantaflow gas simulation?

I have a cloth simulation. I have a manta-flow gas simulation -- "quick smoke" with the cloth mesh as the inflow object. The flames do not follow the collapsing fabric (the goal), despite ...
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Beginner for animation in Blender [closed]

I am new in Blender so I am trying to find someone who cqn guide me and maybe help me? I am working on some projects with animations, but it doesn't go very vell. So if you would like to help me I ...
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how to get rid of these weird black mesh patches on my donut icing?

so, i am following a youtube tutorial of how to make the donut and i followed the exact same steps.. i repeated the whole process 3 times to make sure i am not doing any mistake but still these black ...
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Problem: When Rigging pant with rigify pant move away

when rig the pants with rigify rig the pants move away from body. I am using automatic weight paint to rig the pant.
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When Rigging a Scorpion-Bot Enemy in Pose Mode the Bones Drift Away from the Mesh when Rotating

at wits end trying to figure out what the issue with my rig is. I am trying to rig a Scorpion Bot I have for a project but once I create the Rig, create all of the Vertex Groups, and parent the mesh ...
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Animation: Copy and Paste Pose Flipped effects the originally copied pose

I'm currently trying to animate the Rain model (v2) and am having some trouble with it. I have tried copying and flip pasting one of my poses however doing so effects the originally copied pose. And ...
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How to add blur node set up to imitate a drop shadow [duplicate]

I'm trying to add a node setup to imitate a drop shadow of my animated line object, but the object appears to be too sharp when I import the PNG sequence into After Effects. PS: I can't use EEVEE or ...
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Object starts to rotate prior to keyframe instruction [duplicate]

I'm concerned that I'm making procedural errors, but, if at a glance, is there an explanation ? I have an object that goes across the screen, and it works fine, but an object that's perched atop it I ...
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Position a sphere on a heightmap [duplicate]

In my scene I have a heightmap (that is, a plane with a displace modifier) and a sphere. I want the z coordinate of the sphere to automatically match that of the heightmap when I animate the sphere's (...
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The problem of simple cloth objects penetrating each other

There are multiple cloth objects which are raised by two different force fields. Both cloth objects are physics-based, and the object collision of those cloth is 0.02m. I have a problem with them ...
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Simple keyframing is causing major playback issues [closed]

I'm very new to blender (as in... 3 days) but I am a quick study and I come from a video editing background. However, I need help diagnosing what's up here. I'm attempting to move my camera through a ...
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Can Wave modifier be exported as an animation

I need to do a wave animation on a simple oject and i do it with wave modifier. I need the animated object exported in gltf format and used in three.js on the web. When i apply the wave modifier it ...
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Double rotation hinge

I'm trying to animate three cubes: the white one rotate on itself; the red rotate with the withe one (remaining aligned with it); the blue one have to rotate with the two others, but simultaneously it ...
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Linear Extrapolation of a Particle Emission Trail

My Goal ...is to have a particle-trail-tail continue infinitely, despite having a "Frame Start / Frame End" property in the Particle System tab, rather than using keyframe animation. My ...
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Why the duplicated cloth object does not fall?

I duplicated the two cloth objects from the cloth object that I've already adjust the physics and played it back in the timeline. When I do this, the original object falls, but the two duplicated ...
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Skin Clipping through Clothing

I have an issue with my character's skin clipping through the clothing I have added. My aim is to make clothing separate from the body and export the model and clothing to unity for game purposes. ...
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(De)noise artifacts in animation

I have a simple scene with focal point animation, and when I render it there is some crazy movement in the highlights, that I'm pretty sure is due to the denoising, i.e. that the noise pattern changes ...
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Problem with Transparency/Mix Shader: shadow on the contact zone stays

Hello Blender community! I have a problem during a 3D animation: I am using "Transparent BSDF" and "Mix Shader" to make some components of my assembly disappear. Anyway when they ...
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Animated Sphere: How to connect bouncing followed by rolling on plane

I am trying to make an animation where a sphere drops onto a plane, bounces slightly and then roles to a specific position on the plane. For the dropping and bouncing I have tried soft body physics ...
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Start bezier curve animation (turntable) from negative frame

I have a liquid domain baked in frame 0-50. I've added a turntable animation which I want to end with the liquid animation. I've set Allow negative frames in ...
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Rigid body wind chime not working as expected

I'm trying to do a "wind chime" like model. It's supposed to have multiple shapes connected by rings, like the image you see. I've assigned rigid bodies to every object and im sim the Mesh ...
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How to stop Blender animation render in the middle of the rendering process?

What I mean by "in the middle of the rendering process", let's pretend that I have an animation of 100 frames and when the render process is at frame 50, how can I stop the rendering when ...
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What is the efficient way to make animation with material changing? [duplicate]

Okay, I'm new to blender and I'm making a simple project. I kind of not used to blender's term. Sorry if I'm not using the right terms. How do I keyframe and change a specific polygon on one object to ...

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