Questions tagged [animation]

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Floor constraint stop the bone visually but keep updating it's position

There's this weird behavior after I added a floor constraint. While it worked well visually, it didn't in the background. Even though the it blocked the bone from going beyond the plane, the mouse ...
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How can I use the blender python API to make a scatter plot animation of millions of objects?

I have produced some data, that I would like to visualize with some eye candy. The data is contained in a 3D numpy array a. ...
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how to animate .STL files properly? [closed]

I tried to import some .STL files from SOLIDWORKS to animate them in Blender and I had some issues in some animation functions that just wouldn't work.
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How to scale active rigid bodies during simulation in blender

I am new to blender simulations and I am trying to create a simulation of a ball (active rigid body) falling freely and colliding with bunch of other objects (passive rigid bodies). During the ...
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having trouble looping alembic animation

I tried following the suggestion of another answer Loop alembic animation but unfortunately it is not working for me and the animation is still not looping. it will just stop after the animation is ...
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Animating material property differently for every object that uses the same material

I have a plenty of lanterns in my scene that use the same material and I would like to animate their emission value independently. Currently I've animated it using noise f curve modifier to achieve ...
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Why does keyframe_delete() seem to call keyframe_insert()?

I am writing a script to offset some animations of subsequent objects from an array. The idea is that I will take the 'old' keyframe data, add some number to it, then insert the 'new' keyframe with ...
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Adding a root bone and parenting after animating, weird glitch effect

I'll explain the problem and process briefly. Blend file at the bottom if anyone wishes to have a go themselves. I created a mesh with lots of tails/arms (See image below), created an armature with ...
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Slow down a particle system on a path?

Hey there I have particles following a path. I want them to follow the path at a constant speed until they are about 90% along the path, and then I want their speed along the path to slow down to a ...
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.FBX Game Animation Asset Breaking

I am trying to create an animation game asset by exporting my render as a .fbx file. In Blender, the animation runs smoothly and as it should: But, when I open the .fbx in 3D Viewer, the animation is ...
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how to preview video textures? [duplicate]

I've enabled Preferences/add-ons/ "import images as planes" to import a video as a texture. When I render the animation, everything is fine, but the video won't move neither in the material ...
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How to export an animation that uses a curve modifier?

This is my animation of a shotgun ammo belt. It uses a set of placeholder Plane meshes along a Bezier curve that instance my shell model. By moving the planes across the z axis, the shells feed into ...
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how to get an even geometry/vector displacement within an animation on a curved shape whilst keeping the original volume

first time posting a question here, so if its in the wrong format etc. then please let me know! Building an animation for a client and they're looking for this kind of effect on a curve shape. https://...
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Particle animation inside transparent object

I am new to Blender and I'm currently working on creating particle animations that follow a curve using Particle System Emitter and a Bezier Curve. The particles are rendered as Halo. [Animation ...
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Object forming patterns

Here is my file. It's 40mb, and I saved it compressed, so I'm not sure how it will look. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X9loKHE1Mi0N3oCKVxh5Eg6KV7S6s7km/view?usp=sharing I saw this video last night ...
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Mapping skeleton and animations to model it wasn't intended for?

I made a model of a dog and I'm trying to map the skeleton of Spyro from the Reignited Trilogy to the mesh for a mod. There are a lot of animations and such that I am hoping to get working, but this ...
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Animation Follow Path Constraint Distorted

I am creating a car animation and i want it to go along a path using follow path. When I rig the empty to the path the car gets distorted. UPDATE: The distortion of the car was because the car was ...
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how to stop Procedural clouds wobbling when animated

total newbie question here. made procedural clouds (eevee) for a camera fly-through animation following cgmatter's tutorial. when animated their surface is wobbling like ocean waves. can anyone point ...
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Animation frame-rate issue

so I copied an old blend file and started working on a new animation, but the frame rate changed from the original 75 to 30. I changed it back and made the animation but the framerate still runs in 30-...
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Stretch/Shrink an object according to two other vertex groups

Consider this cube between the character's hands: I'd like to make it automatically stretch when the arms move: These hands are a part of a rigged character, so they don't have their own origins. ...
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How to put multiple .abc animations on the same mesh?

I have a character that uses .abc as the animation, and I have multiple files with different animations. I would like to put them all on the same model. how can I do that?
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How can I retrieve current frame number for use in Geometry Nodes?

I know that I can use key frames in various fields of the Geometry Nodes. But I want a more explicit reference of current frame number. The only thing I found is the 'Frame' layout to enclose nodes. ...
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Process to remove transparent background of an image plane automatically? (not alpha texture to transparency problem)

what I'm looking for is a way, after using "import image as plane" or camera plane to have the transparent background removed and just keep the visible parts of the image plane, so I can ...
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How to animate an object with similar ghosting effect?

Can anyone give me any ideas onw how to recreate the effect as seen in this gif? I would imagine it being simple, like having a single stick as the primary object, animating it along a path, and then ...
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Is there a way to smooth a mesh without it flattening?

When sculpting a mesh in Blender, the mesh looks all lumpy. I try to use the smoothing tool to smooth out the lumps but it flattens that part of the mesh. Is there a way to smooth a mesh out yet keep ...
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Why does my character mesh deform when I animate the camera?

I've run into a problem. So I've got a character that I intend to use in an FPS, I've already done the animations for the mesh (like walking and jumping), and I tried to animate the camera to add some ...
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How to get multiple random animated shape keys?

First time asking here! I have been using Blender for over a year now for: modelling, sculpting, trying out rigging 3D models, and making small animations. The current piece I am working on has this ...
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Air bubble trick? [closed]

I'm not sure if this idea I have can be done, but I thought this could be better on my computer and render times. I wanna make a little vial and instead of filling it with fluid to animate a bubble ...
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Trying to Export Simple Gun Firing Animation from Blender to Unreal

So I am working on a pistol for a game being built in Unreal 4 and made the mesh and that is all working well. But then I animated it for a 20-frame firing animation using bones and the NLA editor and ...
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Animating while sculpting using keyframes

The only way to animate a mesh in blender is using the shape keys(As far as I know)... Is there a way to be on a keyframe, sculpt the mesh, hop on to another keyframe, sculpt again..and keep going, ...
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Keyframes not visible on timeline when selecting a bone in Pose Mode? — v2.83.1

Every time I select a bone in Pose Mode, none of my keyframes show up but my animation still plays. So far I've tried changing/clicking in the "View" menu of the "Timeline" editor.....
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How to export file to .MMD

i have created an animation of a rope appearing in a curve using the method in the picture, then i want to export it to .mmd format but cant export it In the link is the attached file everyone can try....
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Motion blur in with viewport render?

Any idea if there is a way to render motion blur when you render the viewport animation? I need it because I used the viewport colors and flat shading to generate a color id mask for compositing later ...
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How to use different actions with the same object over linked scenes?

Set up is straightforeward: I have empty-cube: "CarEmpty", the empty is a parent of lots of mesh parts of a car :). I had to present to the viewer 2 different behaviour of the car in my ...
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Randomizing Particle Behavior

I followed this tutorial to create lightning bolts. It gives me some parameters (bolt opacity, bolt length) that I'm manipulating with keyframes: it shoots down in 1/10th of a second, then fades to ...
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How to create / animate a noise type image / texture using a given color palette

How to create / animate a noise type image / texture using a given color palette I have a specific color palette I want to use to create / animate a tv noise effect (along with being able animate the ...
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Good recourses for learning topology theory? [closed]

So, I know the basic topology for base meshes. I know where all the loops go, were the poles go, and how edges should flow around the body. But I don't know why the loops go where they go or how to ...
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Blender 2.93.1, New Scene & AnimPlayer not playing [closed]

Can not get anim player to run forward when creating New scene with "New" option. If I create new Scene with "Copy Settings" the anim player (space bar / Play Animation button in ...
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Where can I find temp difference for fluid smoke simulation?

I'm following an old tutorial online on how to create liquid splashed using the smoke sim. But I can't find the Temp Diff setting in my version or it's equivalent. Could anyone help? I essentially ...
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physics gone wild

For some reason, the blocks are not dropping down due to gravity. Instead, once I hit play, they shoot off to the y-axis. I'm just trying to make the cubes drop straight down and land on the ground. I'...
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Do i need to apply Boolean before animating it

So I'm very new at rigging and animating, i made a model with alot of booleans. now i want to rig and animate it, i'm confused wether i need to apply the boolean and make every changes destructive or ...
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How I can fix this animation

So, I want to do an animation of taking the screws out of the box and inserting them into an element and then rotating that element with the screws. To rotate the element I set the parent, when I do ...
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How can I make one object affect the z-axis transformation of another object?

(Sorry for the confusing title, I didn't know how to explain this) I have a sphere and a lot of tiles in a scene: I want all the tiles to move up and down when the sphere gets close to them: I tried ...
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How can I recreate this free floating/no gravity simulation?

I'm looking to create a very short animation of a number of objects in a kind of zero gravity/free floating situation like this... the objects need to collide and not pass through each other. Does ...
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physics collision help

I have a bowl full of cubes, and they all have rigid body physics on them set to active. I am trying to make another cube rotate up from under the ones above it, but when I apply passive or active ...
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How to prevent random movement in-between keyframes

I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I have literally no idea how to describe it (or I'm simply the first to ask; I really don't know). I was trying to animate the "Rain" ...
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the blue line of the timeline doesnt match with my current frame

The blue bar doesn't match with the blue line, and when I press play the blue line also goes in a very slow way It's impossible for me to insert keyframes, because if I insert a 1s animation, it is ...
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Error “Cannot find a pair of grease pencil frames to interpolate between in active layer” comes in

I have drawn three frames. when I try to interpolate, this error comes "Cannot find a pair of grease pencil frames to interpolate between in active layer". How do I resolve this? I am ...
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How can I create a rope knot animation in Blender that also works in Unity?

I want to make an animation depicting the process of making a rope knot. I tried doing it with curves, with arrays but it only works in blend when exporting to unity it all doesn’t work. I also tried ...
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How to create a straight tube shape into a circle animation in blender?

I'm learning Blender, so I can use it to make electricity animation videos. I have been trying to turn a straight line with one end into a circle. Who knows how to achieve this animation effect?

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