Questions tagged [animation]

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Objects appear before NLA actions

i have 2 objects moving. Id like the third object to come in later in the scene. This object has its actions set to start at a different frame. However i still see object being idle. How do i set an ...
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Is it possible to export keyframes with constant interpolation to Alembic?

I'd like to export an animation with Constant interpolation (as opposed to Linear or Bezier) to Alembic. If I export a sample animation to Alembic, then import it back into Blender, the keyframes are ...
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Is it possible to export keyframes with constant interpolation to FBX?

I'd like to export an animation with Constant interpolation (as opposed to Linear or Bezier) to FBX. If I export a sample animation to FBX, then import it back into Blender, the keyframes are imported ...
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How to move only a vertex at a time of an empty object with an image sequence attached

I added a background image sequence by adding an “empty” to the scene in blender 2.8. Now,I want to match the empty where I have attached the images to the same position of the camera,but I see that I ...
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Make parts of body mesh go through clothing mesh during simulation?

I have a walk cycle set up on my model but when her hands pass her body they also affect the skirt she's wearing which messes the skirt physics up in ways that would be better if I just had her hands ...
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Animate object and render last frame using python script

I have a scene where some bottles are falling into a tray. I need to create a python script that runs this animation and renders the last frame and saves it. I have been looking for a method to do it ...
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Can I export animations from separate objects into one take, without using a rig?

So I had this problem for a while and worked around it, but I need this to work now in Blender. Below you can see a simple animation I made in Maya. The two objects are animated separately and move ...
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Blender 2.8 BoneBreaker Animation Bone Rotation?

After I use Blender 2.8 and Bonebreaker and it fixes one problem it gives me another problem. After fixing my animation it rotates my thighs very oddly in a werid direction, do I need to just simply ...
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Why is the fire not rendering when sphere (domain) in viewport is hidden?

The actual question is basically what I'm asking. The Sphere is the domain so the fire and other animations will be contained within it. I would like to hide this sphere for a much more realistic ...
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How to set the weight of an entire mesh?

I am creating a simple lever in blender for an animation. I have connected it to a single bone for rotation. When I weight paint the mesh to the bone, however, I cannot paint the entire mesh. The ...
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How can i attach objects to a mesh that has been displaced, without applying that displacement to the new objects

I've created a simple displacement animation of a character with a body and two eyes. I want to attach the eyes to the body but because the body is displaced, the eyes follow that same displacement ...
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Stroke curve/text animation? [duplicate]

I can't figure out how to make an animation of a letter or any curve: I would love to reveal the the object above by drawing/stroking following the curve around the object. Do you know how this is ...
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Bake animation on an object

I have a character and it has a weapon. The weapon has a constrain Child Of (to the hand) and I would like to bake the animation because in Unity this wont be saved. The weapon has no bones, do I need ...
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Is there a way for, Blender animation to flutter via flash flr file format

I am looking for a way to export Blender animation to .flr file format? flare for flutter: https://www.2dimensions.com/about-flare They are using the .flr flash file format to export.
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Animate object without curves [on hold]

I am making an air hockey animation and the pucks need to move in a smooth curved line. If I use a curve or path, it will be very messy as the puck is moving back and forth and side to side. Is there ...
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fluid is set to incorrect place

i em trying to do a simple splash animation in blender but it misplace the fluid every time. Cylinder is set as an obstacle and the square inside is a fluid around the Cylinder i set a square which ...
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Is It Possible To Change Camera Interpolation?

In Animation, my DEFAULT INTERPOLATION is BEZIER I wanted to do a camera movement wherein it starts with BEZIER INTERPOLATION first then it changes to LINEAR then back to BEZIER INTERPOLATION? Just ...
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ERROR occured on animate: Unknown error while generating motion

I would like to animate my character made with Blender on Mixamo but when I choose an animation I get this error : "ERROR occured on animate: Unknown error while generating motion" Here is the blend ...
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Hair went mess and eye not following while export animation

this image was suppose to look like but when i try to export animation, the eye didn't follow with the body and the hair was really hot mess. i am beginner using blender so i really unsure what to ...
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How to Dribble soccer ball?

Im trying to dribble a soccer ball. This character can run thru animations i got from mixamo. How do i make the ball movement realistic when hes running with the ball. Is there some kind of physics i ...
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How are deformation animations represented?

This question is prompted by this video. You only need to watch the first few seconds to get the idea: Essentially This guy is using some tracked points/armatures to deform a facial mesh to get some ...
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How to match perfectly the camera with the 3D environment recreated from the original pictures of a movie with fspy

I've recreated the 3D representation of the environment that I've seen on the movie "the man from earth". I'm talking about the interior of the house and the exterior,the surrounding environment. ...
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Having trouble Parenting a Bezier curve

So I am working on a mesh of a character with a tail. I used a Bezier curve to IK that but I'm having trouble. Everything is fine until I try to parent the curve to the armature in some what either ...
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Animation double buffering problem?

I'm driving Blender graphics from an external program using sockets. I run a python thread inside Blender which open a server socket and monitor it for data from my external program and update the ...
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Inverse Kinematics Not Working. Leg freaks out

So i am trying to IK Rig my character and i added knneIK and heelIK bones. When i add the iverse kinematics modifier to the shin bone it freaks out like crazy. Here's what happens when i try to move ...
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Surface rendered with a different blur frame by frame

I'm using Blender 2.79 to render an animation. While many frames look consistent, every three or four frames, a series of frames crop up where a surface is rendered differently than the rest, often ...
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How can I animate ten obj files? [on hold]

I just used Blender software. I now have 10 obj files with different actions at different times. I want to animate them through Blender and finally export them as fbx files. How can I animate ten obj ...
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Similate a vessel being filled with a liquid

I would appreciate some help with the following: I am trying to animate filling a non-uniform shaped mesh with a liquid. I do not want to use a fluid modifier. The end result I need is just a ...
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Cant make texture change size of particles?

Ive looked at How to affect particle size over time? and similar tutorials on using a texture (not material) to have particles scale from 1 to 0 over time. Ive made a texture, and questions talk ...
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Problems with Animation time (with ue4)

i'm using a UE4 mannequin model that i downloaded on web because it's a pain to reconstitute that mannequin bones since it was rigged on Maya. Problem is there was an animation inside that file with a ...
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Keyframe the ocean modifier time property

I'm using blender 2.8 and i'm just now starting to code in blender and i'm trying to set a keyframe to the Time value in ocean modifier using python ...
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How to separate a timeline into multiple actions?

Blender is my bread and butter but there's a darkside within it I have 0 understanding of. I've no idea how NLA and action editor work. I've an animation where you have 230 frames and a character ...
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Exporting animation to Unity

I’m quite new to Blender. I made a simple scene with two cubes and animated only the top cube. It seems to work in Blender, but when I import in Unity the two cubes are rotating, not just the one ...
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Can't select (Most) of my armature

So I have an interesting situation I have been unable to find an answer for anywhere. I recently started working on a character for an animation. I am ready to start animating, but for some strange ...
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“Render Animation” from python?

Is there anyway I can "Render Animation" from python? I am sending a spacecraft location/orientation data to Blender from an external program and every time my python program inside Blender receive a ...
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How to link custom object animation controls to rig components

I've setup an IK rig that uses an IK pole to aim the knees, and I'm wondering what is the best way to have these IK poles follow the rig? Ideally, the pole would always be directly relative to the ...
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Blender 2.8 RC Cell Fracture Problem [closed]

Cell Fracture Is Didnt work :(
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Animation with an Object appearing and Disappearing using Boolean Modifier

I'm working on creating an animation involving the boolean modifier in Blender as show below. I'm happy with how the animation looks in Blender, but when I try to export the animation to Unity, it ...
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No Target in Follow Path

I couldn't input a target curve in Add Object Constraint / Follow Path. Nothing shows up in the list and the picker doesn't pick anything... Any ideas ? Thx
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How to move a rigged car in three.js editor with blender

I have a car with a main armature bone and all object and bones connected to the main armature bone directly or indirectly. So the problem I am facing is that when I import the object into three.js ...
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How do you animate character's interaction with different objects?

If a character interacts only with one object that's easy: just add one Child Of constraint and you are good to go.But throughout the animation a character might pick up and release thousands of ...
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How can I sharpen the light fall off for a rotating earth animation with 2 materials?

Intermediate level question. I have been following Andrew Price's excellent tutorial on "How to make Earth". I have managed to "create" earth, and render as a static image. I have returned to this ...
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export a particle object animation to fbx

any help is very much appreciated! Is there a way to export a particle object animation (not necessarily the particles itself) to an fbx (or any other file format that can hold an animation) file to ...
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Is it possible to shift faces by using “square” loops

Is it possible to shift faces using a square loop? Is there a better way to accomplish the animation that is below, using Blender I made an animation in Octave of what I'm trying to accomplish in ...
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Align Object to fit Video

I am tracking an object in a video, which I want to replace with a 3D object in Blender. After tracking, I solve motion, and apply an object solver to the 3D constraint. However, I still have to ...
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Mirror flip not working

https://gyazo.com/418be66571a2d28978515c3095f17450 It matches. They are all the same
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How to make eye tracker for flat eyes that already applying lattice

Im new at blender and i stumble this problem on my simple character project where the character using lattice / flat eye, is there any way to make an eye tracker to animate the character because the ...
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Follow path question with offset

This is what i have so far. I want to duplicate another 9 objects that are evenly spaced around the path and then move them all together by turning the empty. I don't know how to offset the other ...
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How to create Heat Distortion Shockwave for explosion?

I have seen a number of tutorials on Shockwaves and they all look cartoonish to me. I have seen a tutorial by Andrew Price and another one using a plane and a refraction texture animated with noise to ...
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how to build blender controller and pickers [duplicate]

Can someone point me to a tutorial on how to add controllers and pickers. I have the link to a youtube that I like to build. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nAWqQSH7fk