Questions tagged [animation]

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.FBX export only exports the selected action - animation

When attempting to export this simple low poly mesh with the two actions I have created (walk_002 and stand) as a .fbx file, only the selected action is exported. I verified this by importing the ...
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Music visualization

I'm using Blender 2.83 and currently I have modeled a scene in which I've created a nice looking low poly oscilloscope and want to create a nice music visualization projected onto it's screen from a ...
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NLA for Library Overrides?

I have linked several instances of a character from another .blend file into my scene. I want to be able to animate each individually, both directly and with the NLA editor, so I'm using Library ...
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How to retain a selected pose when i import an FBX character from Maximo to Blender 2.82?

Simply put, I downloaded this character from Maximo.com and set it to an idle position where his arms are virtually parallel to his torso. But whenever I import it to Blender 2.82, it shows up in T-...
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Character pull a rope?

so in the scene is going to be a character who pulls a rope to guide the donkey I know about making child of an armature and cloth simulation and the rope is made with skin modifier but I have no Idea ...
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Particle effect doesnt work in rendered version. Preview shows effect

i wanted to create a fade out particle effect for my video. I have issues because the effect is shown in preview but on the rendered image there are no particles. I tried a lot of setting but ...
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Keeping the animation after joining multiple objects

How do i keep the animation after joined the multiple objects? because i want to create a vertex group of whole object.thanks
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How can I make a character moving forward after first animated walk cycle?

I created an armature that walks for one cycles. Moves first leg and then second leg and that brings him into start position again. I have also made all animations so he moves forward those two steps. ...
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objects with child of contraints “exploded” when I reopened my file

I have modeled several robotic arms. Each segment on an arm is an object with a "child of" constraint targeting the adjacent segment closer to the base of the arm. Everything was working and I saved, ...
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Why is there no glow with the emission shader added?

I added keyframes but when I played the animation the emission shader doesn't seem to work. The object in the screenshot is supposed to flash.
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Animations pause for a slight moment when reaching end frame

I recently copied over some Blender files from my old computer to my new one. I noticed the the animations are freezing on the last frame for just a moment. This is making my animation loops not ...
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Bake an fcurve with visual transforms

I want to duplicate an existing animation and bake it with visual transforms applied, something like what the default nla baker does. For simplicity's sake say I need to do this for a single bone. ...
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Black lines in animation and image render due to motion blur

I am very new to blender, and this is my first time animating in blender. I have followed the BlenderGuru youtube tutorial for the doughnut and have just finished. However when I render my image or ...
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Creating an interactable object for Unity in Blender

My current goal is to create an object in Blender which I can use e.g. later on in a VR game in Unity. In my current case I have a voltmeter. I want to be able to use a knob. Both are seperate objects ...
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Armature seems to create a duplicate model when moving in Blender 2.8

Hi folks, I'm a blender noob. I decided to sculpt a dolphin. A friend asked if I could quickly animate it. I've previously added armature to humans and objects with no problem. I usually use ...
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What is causing the window coordinate vector to not project properly?

I'm trying to project a frame onto an object so it would look like a hatch is in the ground of my tracked video. Seems like the frame is a bit disproportionate. Scale of the object is applied.
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How to keep animation speed constant between keyframes?

So, let's say we have a "speed" of 6.918m per 20 frames - 6.918 being the movement distance in the top left of the GIF below, with the movement happening over 20 frames - hence, 6.918 metres per 20 ...
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Boolean on scroll working unexpectedly

Here is the problem statement Broken: version: 2.81 (sub 16), branch: master, commit date: 2019-12-04 11:32, hash: rBf1aa4d18d49d I have array of objects. And i want to give scroll effect. Now when ...
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How to make a sword appear from behind a tree in 2D Animation

Hello, i am brand new to blender. I am trying to make a short Stickman animation for learning purposes. I would like to make the sword appear from behind the tree, and not in front of the tree as it ...
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How to have an object's scale be affected by proximity to empty?

I have a collection of cubes that are parented to a spinning circle. I would like the cubes to increase in scale as they pass through an empty and then shrink again so that the cubes at the front are ...
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How can I get shader node values based on object angle?

I'm trying to automatically change a blackbody's value based on a sunlamp's directional angle. When the sunlamp shines horizontal, I would like to have a minimum value represented in the shader ...
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Is it possible to export animation cache data from Maya and apply it to a look dev mesh in Blender?

I'm currently setting up a pipeline at my company where our animators are animating our characters in Maya, and we want to use the powerful Toon Shader for Eevee in Blender to texture the look dev ...
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Cloth Simulation Issue

I've just started learning animation in Blender, and I've come across a problem with the cloth simulation. In the attached picture, I made a table, a plate, and a piece of cloth. The cloth is simply a ...
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Cannot pickup an object twice (Use child of a second time)

I am having trouble picking up and releasing an object twice with Child Of constraint. I can do a full cycle of pick up, lift the object, drop and put the arm that picked it up to rest. Second time I ...
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Eevee fire and smoke issues

I have run into a problem, fire and smoke won't work, I have volumetric on in the render tab and you can see my fluid settings in the video. I have tried cycles and fiddled the hell out of the render ...
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Cloth texture not rendering properly when animating

I have created a character, rigged it and added clothes. These clothes are rigged to the armature and the skirt has a cloth modifier added at the end so it moves properly. The problem is that in the ...
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eevee rocket landing [closed]

I’m attempting to make a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster landing for my science project and I’m having trouble with the flame I was following this tutorial: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4z-YtZvWkVs and first ...
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How to move a walking character forward (planting feet/no sliding)?

I'm very new to Blender, but nothing has stymied me so much as trying to move my character forward convincingly! This is obviously a very common task, and I assume there is an obvious method that I am ...
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How to make bones follow each other instead of individually?

Now i know this may sound weird but I am wondering if there is a way to make bones follow each other once subdivided. E.g. the last bone to bend with the others before it. The reasom behind this is im ...
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“bpy_prop_collection[key]:key ”spine“ not found”,-How can I fix it? [closed]

bpy_prop_collection[key]:key "spine" not found In an attempt to meta rig It, seems, it could be that when my computer was hacked and I had to re-program,it, that ...
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How to animate a folding carton using only the vertices in edit mode?

I am trying to animate a folding carton using only the vertices in edit mode, I find it easier for me. I tried following a video on Youtube ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyj0sJVd3Lw&list=...
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Why are my cameras not switching during animation?

I am using the keyframes or markers to switch between cameras in my animation. In this screenshot, you can see what I am talking about in the timeline It is on the default and correct camera for the ...
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Creating keyframes and dealing with bone constraints in Python script for export to fbx?

Working with blender 2.8 : I'm using constraints on my bones (COPY_LOCATION and STRETCH_TO) in order to parent the heads and tails of the bones to animated empty objects. Every time I export to an ...
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How do I fix the automatic weight problem Ive tried everything I can think of

I have normals corrected, getting rid of unnecessary vertices. Im trying to rig this mesh and neither of these methods are working. I just want to know whats wrong with my mesh https://drive.google....
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Airtight seal in blender animation

I want to model a rigid bowl with a diaphragm over the top of the bowl. I want an airtight seal between the two. I want to be able to animate changing the pressure inside so that the diaphragm rises ...
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I have a few materials that I want to fade between during an animation

I have different procedural materials and I want to fade from one to another during an animation. Any way to do this?
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Create graph using animation nodes

How to Create graph like this using animation nodes? It should be X,Y values animateable
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Particles rotate unwillingly on a surface along normals using Particles hair

here is my problem I am stuck now for some hours. I want to create a sphere whose surface is filled with objects. However when I animate the sphere and rotate it, the particles rotate unwillingly ...
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Gltf export with animation not working

I'm trying to export a .gltf with animation, but it doesn't work. I turned on "animation" in the export window, but it doesn't export animation. if I then import the .gltf back into blender, the ...
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How to play multiple tracks in video sequencer?

I am a beginner, so it seems to be a simple question. I have 2 tracks in video sequencer. I have added transformation to each of them so that they do not overlap. When I play animation, I see only one ...
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Blender 2.79. Cycles Render. Output of animation in PNG Sequence. Level of compression

Do you use level of compression = 0 when you make output of animation in PNG Sequence? There is field Compression in Blender. Available values from 0 to 100. If to move cursor to this field ...
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Mask modifier causes animation fps to be low

I have a 3d model with 1 mask modifier that hides part of the body but this causes my fps to go from a fairly solid 24 fps to 10fps. i've tested model by animating a left to righ move and with the ...
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Need to scale a ring without changing thickness via animation

I'd like to take a ring and animate a increase in diameter without changing the thickness. The issue I'm running into is this: in order to get the thickness to stay the same I have to attach a mesh ...
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Exploding an object by parts

Hi I have imported an engine model in blender, I want to explode the complete engine part wise(PFA).there are so-many parts i cant keep moving all of them it will take lot of time. so is there any ...
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Textures inverts in animation

I am new to Blender and got the task from my teacher to create a driving vehicle. Now I am having a problem with the rotating wheels. When they are rotating, somehow the textures are inverting. So ...
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want to learn motion graphic [closed]

I am beginner in blender. I want to learn how to how to create motion graphic in blender.Is there any toturial about creating motion graphic in blender ? thanks for your guides.
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How can I move a charachter in object mode without moving his legs?

I am animating this man and I want to make him walk. By now, I was moving him forward by putting empties on his feet and using inverse kinematics I grounded his legs (by setting the empty as the ...
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Baking specific channels only for an animation

When baking an action we can select which bones to bake, by choosing selected only option. But can you have more control over which types of channels to bake? For example if I would like to only bake ...
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How to render animation with multiple background images?

I am doing an animation with a scene surrounded by four different background images. The camera will move around the scene so the four background images should show on the right position. I got ...
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Can I use Blender for vector animation like After Effects? [closed]

I want vector animation software like After Effects. Can I use Blender as After Effects?

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