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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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Motion capture animation: how do I keep the animation keyframe information for a particular pose after removing marker data?

EDIT: I'm using version 2.79b and Cycles Render. I have motion capture data for a number of markers that come from a suit in a VICON MoCap studio. I also have a number of animations of the same ...
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What graphic card is better to use for quick animation rendering? (now I have macbook pro 2009) [on hold]

I have a problem with too slow time of rendering the animation. I work on macbook pro 2009, graphic card NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 МB, processor 2,66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. What is the best solution and ...
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Animation Nodes - How to Instance multiple objects/collection

I do have some meshes under a Collection and I would like to put them into an Object Instancer while maintaining the original positions (it's a cartoon tree). Can't find a way to do this. Thanks!
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Change Animation parent / link?

Is there a way to "re-parent" animation data? FYI, I don't know much about this, so I'm probably using the wrong term. Basically, I unintentionally "parented" (or linked? not exactly sure if that ...
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I'm trying to render animation my intro but it's stuck for hours [on hold]

I'm trying to render my video for at least 9 hours already but it's still stuck at 0%. I'm a complete noob to this blender and this is my first animation. I know it takes a lot of time since I need ...
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Hiding (keyframe) a large group of objects

I have a large amount of objects (more than 300) that I need to hide mid animation (meaning using keyframes). I could go through one by one toggling visibility and keyframing it, but I have too many ...
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Keeps crashing after I try to export into FBX [on hold]

I read online and it's something about selecting actions. I can't figure it out. If you know it, be specific. I'm not familiar with this software. It's an animation btw.
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Alignment of Segmented Teeth along curve and Animation

I am working on a small project that involves drawing a curve over a set of misaligned teeth then transforming/ aligning them accurately along a curve that is drawn over the teeth as a guide to their ...
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Can't set keyframe type of mask

Switching type does nothing at all. Keyframes stay normal yellow keyframes with unneeded linear motion between. Even if automatic keyframe insertion set to extreme or breakdown. How do I hold mask ...
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How to find the highest end value of nla strips in a group of objects?

I have a group of objects in my scene that have animated materials. I've converted the material animations to NLA strips, and am trying to find the highest value in the list of end frames that the ...
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Blender Community: Senior Project Survey [on hold]

I am a high school student in America, and am making a Blender animation for my senior project. Along with the video, I am required to conduct an interview, and this seemed like the best way to do ...
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Fluid domain floats in a cube?

I baked a fluid simulation with a cup pouring water into another, but there seems to be an invisible cube around the domain. It doesn't drop into the other cup for some reason. These are the physics ...
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Lightsaber ignition

So today I've been working on making a model of lightsaber, I plan to use this to practice some animation. I was wondering if someone could assist/inform me on how I would animate it so that the ...
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How can I swap two objects positions?

Either a script or addon or whatever, is there any easier way to swap the Z coordinates of two objects in one click or something, I am making a graph like animation and I need to swap the bars a lot, ...
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Where is the 'Viewport Color' node in Animation Nodes 2.1.4?

I cannot seem to find the viewport color node in AN 2.1.4. Eventhough the documentation still mentions it.. https://animation-nodes-manual.readthedocs.io/en/latest/user_guide/nodes/material/...
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Automation of the same type of renders

I have many profiles in curves (10+, maybe even 50+). For example: Each of them should be extruded and placed on the wall like this, and render. Is it possible to automate the process? Or at least ...
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How to get a particle system with noise like this?

Ok, Im in Blender 2.8 but its more or less the same. Im trying to get particles like this - where the particle scales up to full size, then back to 0 at end of life rotates as it is being "spit" out, ...
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Possible To Create These Isometric Architectural Diagrams? Any Tutorials Out There? [duplicate]

VIDEO LINKS HERE Been looking high and low for a solution to creating a diagrammatic animation like this. I have use of SketchUp, Lumion, Rhino, Adobe Suite - but not 3DS Max which is what I imagine ...
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Can you tell me , can we make video like this in blender? [closed]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APv_gykNIU4 check the link and also tell me , how much time it consumed to make video like this. Thanks in advance
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Exporting particle simulation as Alembic - animation issues

I need to export a particle simulation with an emission setting of 1000 particles and lifetime 50 as an Alembic file for Keyshot. The issue is when I import into Keyshot, it only imports a portion ...
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Custom Rotation for a tilted aircraft flap

I've been modeling an F-15, but when I rotate the flaps on Y-Axis the Flaps offset from the wing and they look like they are about to fall out, so I end up correcting it by rotating in the X and Z-...
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Armature Symmetrizing Problems

One of my bones is simple not symmetrizing with the rest of its compatriots. I have tried symmetrizing it by itself to no avail. It simply refuses to cooperate. Anyone had this problem &/^ found ...
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{ANIMATIONS v2.8} ~ FBX exporting only the selected action rather than all of them (for Unity)

MY ISSUE: when I export the mesh complete with its armature, only the currently selected action gets exported along in the FBX file. I've rigged, skinned and animated a character. Each animation is a ...
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Converting particle simulation into meshes for Keyshot

I created a particle simulation that emits icospheres with 0 gravity, but affected by a wind force field, with the intent to make it look like it's being blown away by the wind. I'd like to render ...
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Making a character animation from a video

Is it possible to make character animation from a video in the blender? What I mean is I want to Mimic an animation, is it possible to do it from using a video as a reference in a blender? If yes then ...
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Okay, so then how am I supposed to sync a soundclip?

Blender doesn't let me view wave forms or frequencies. I have a small audio clip I want sync perfectly with an animation within a program where I have specific instruments and sound effects coming in ...
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How to update values based on existing properties via Python?

I've written a script takes the start and end values of a VSE strip, and copies those values to the NLA strip of a selected object (effectively syncing the NLA strip with the VSE strip). The script ...
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Adding a random offset to drivers

So I want to animate multiple "cables" (witch are curves), i want to animate the bevel start (or end) and add a random offset to this value. I could put some keyframes and offset them manually but i ...
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How could i make rotating tiles animation like in this video

So i've been triyng to replicate something that you can see in this new game of thrones intro starting at the 10 second mark, where the ground is made of these slabs/tiles and they rotate in this sort ...
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2.8 - Non Linear Animation Editor - How to remove tracks?

I was wondering, how can I get rid of unwanted/unnecessary tracks in the NLA Editor? (i.e. [Action Stash] & [Action Stash].001) Rightclick -> Remove Empty Animation Data does not do the trick. ...
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How do you import an animation for a custom skeleton with model?

I have a pokemon mesh and I want to rig a skeleton inside of it. I have the animation for the pokemon, but I'm not sure how to go about making a skeleton that looks similar to it so it can work. I've ...
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Looping animation of an FXB imported character

I have looked at some of the answers given here and it does not seem to fit my situation. The suggestion of using the NLA editor only repeats the animation as if it was a gif. In the attached clip I ...
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How do I speed certain objects? [closed]

I've been doing blender for a little over 3 years now. I've been wondering how to make a rig to go at a fast pace. I'm working on a superhero movie and the character has super speed (as well as others)...
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How do i mask body parts underneath clothes and armor?

Hi i have been following along with a tutorial on creating a game character, and he is using shape keys to shrink body parts under clothing, but it seems like it would be a lot easier to just hide the ...
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Keframes aren't changeable!

If I create a second keyframe, the value can not be changed, and it always bounces back to the value of the first keyframe: View the value of the first Keyframe: Enter an other value for the second ...
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grease pencil 2.8 weird outline

hey so im using the new grease pencil and all i have done so far is set the stroke color to a dark brown, then the fill color to a lighter brown and drew a circle using the circle draw tool. it works ...
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Lifetime Color Change Material + Time Remapping = Problem (Cycles Animation)

I am posting because I've been working on a problem all day and I can' t find the right solution anywhere. I'm going crazy. :P My situation: I have an animated scene in 24 fps I want to release the ...
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Using a cloth simulation for film backing being peeled / scrunching material

I am trying to figure out how to use a cloth simulation to model a film backing being peeled. The final render would be something similar to the first image minus the person. Main goal: Create a ...
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How to make a 2D balance weighting scale?

So, I want to make a 2D weighting scale in blender like this guy does in After Effects in this video Any ideas?
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How to animate a chain unwrapping and sliding along a chest

Please forgive me in advance if this is too basic a question. (I'm a beginner to Blender and animation). From a high level perspective, what's the best way to animate a chain unwrapping and sliding ...
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Blender 2.8 render animation repeats the same frame with cloth simulation

I ran an animation overnight, and I found the same frame was repeated for the entire run of the animation. All settings were correct for output ( frame span, steps, the cloth sim steps, etc). Env: ...
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rendered image looks distorted or blurry [duplicate]

When I rendered the animation as images, the images produced looked somehow distorted or blurry. Can anyone help me to fix this?
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Animation and size change

I'm trying to creating a simple animation in Blender. So, I'm having the basic cube and I've managed to do some moving on Animation by using I->Location->G and move around the box. Now, I'd also like ...
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How to get coordinates of special vertices in an animated mesh with Python?

I try to get the positions of special vertices while animating. I only found quastions about positions of special vertices in one frame or positions of all vertices in an animation. But I need the ...
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How to create a slice effect on a Cylinder mesh

I am new to blender and was trying to reproduce this animation I did in Cinema 4D. https://youtu.be/wxTuPP_MNHI I have a build this cylinder in Cinema 4D and there you have a option to apply slice to ...
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Rotoscope Animation to 3D

here's what I wanted to do: I'm manually rotoscoping a 4 seconds animation. I'm only tracing black lines over transparent background (png format) I had a script in processing that read images and ...
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Blender 2.8 Viewport object visibility problem

I have this annoying problem to which I can't seem to find a solution Is there a way to enable in viewport to display rendered only objects, check out image below to see what I mean. In 2.79 it was ...
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How to “unlink” bone?

I've been following along in a tutorial on animation and I must've inadvertently clicked on something because I've animated a part of the model that shouldn't be attached to a bone/armature. (Notice ...
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System for animating multiple characters simultaneously, baking animations problem

First post here, I hope everyone is doing well I am working on my thesis project, a small experimental video game about social situations and observation. I designed a small controller for making a ...
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cycles - different effects when order switched, even with opposite factor

I was trying to fade shadows out and found animated shadow fade on Blender StackExchange. In the setup described above, shadow rays are multiplied by a factor, and that's applied to the factor on a ...