Questions tagged [animation]

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Why does the bottom BLUE NLA channel affect the upper tracks?

I have been trying to learn blender animation but I am vey frustrated. I have a NLA question. The Blue NLA CHANNEL STRIP seems to affect the upper channels even though…………. According to the BLENDER ...
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How to only have an object's animation action when linked in several scenes

I have several linked scene copies where I want to animation objects, cameras, and lighting for architectural animations; such as a door-opening during a walk-through, or sunlight and other lighting ...
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Get keyframes with offset for walking animation

I am making walking animation. I always tweak Right foot IK animation values but I want to re-use it as Left foot IK animation. If I can do this I don't need to copy Right foot IK animation keyframes ...
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Blender Rigid Body Physics issue

I want some balls to fall into holes with gravity but the balls pass without falling into the holes.
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Why does my walk cycle look so weird?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84psGO2X0bs I need to get some feedback on this walk cycle I'm using in a couple of days. I feel like the timing of the legs is the reason that it's looking wonky ...
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How to wrap curves fully around a sphere

I am kinda new to blender but id like to do something similar to the copper sphere in this image: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/185590907947581440/849346399811534938/DUHoyg1.png But id like ...
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Why is this boolean slowing my simple scene down so badly? I'm using it as an 'Intersection' to see on this portion of an array passing through

Boolean shown in wireframe, allowing smaller rectangles (with array modifier active) to be seen as they pass through along the Y axis. FPS is set to 30 but playback crawls at around 7fps. The boolean ...
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Can't install Blender 2.7 on Manjaro XFCE

I use Manjaro XFCE. I ran a makepkg -s command from the .gz file of Blender 2.7 (I only have OpenGL 2.1) first I got an error of CMake then I ran sudo pacman -s base-devel , now I have a new Error, ...
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Rotate N objects identically, but with unique variations

I have over half a dozen identical objects in a scene, and I want to slowly rotate them around a single axis (their individual vertical axes) by setting parameters on each instance of the object, ...
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Ctrl + L Copies Animation Data, but Animation Doesn't Play

Just like the title says. I'm copying animation data from one armature to another with CTRL+L. The animation data copies over, but the armature does nothing. Any idea? Edit: My file is 275mb with just ...
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How to extract animation details for export

I want to export all of the animation information from Blender to use in my application. I have written a Blender add-on in Python that mostly works, I am just missing one vital piece of data that I ...
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Rotation of objects when object is not aligned to xyz

thx in advance - I have an space station with 6 parts and I want to have several of the parts rotate around a central spine. The space station is situated properly in space but it is not aligned to ...
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Mesh getting distorted with animation [closed]

My character has rings around his ankles that are getting heavily distorted when animating. What would be best way to fix this?
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How to rotate past 180 degrees with python?

I need to rotate an object along arbitrary axis (local Z) in the range of 360 degrees. However, the rotate_axis method limits the angle value to 180 degrees and adds a sign (+/-) to allow for 360 ...
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Walk cycle in oposite direction? How to Flip animation after 180 turn?

I have animated walk cycle and 180 degree turn , now I want my character to walk in oposite direction without having to create another walk cycle. I there any way to copy/paste walk cycle after before ...
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adding multiple animations to the nonlinear animation section? (with a single command or button)

I have 80 animations. It is very tedious to transfer these animations to the nonlinear animation section by clicking the stash button one by one. How do I transfer all animations to the nonlinear ...
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Blender keeps freezing

I am new on blender, and I seems to have one really annoying problem. I thought my PC is pretty good but seems as I am not right. i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20 GHz 32GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and my PC ...
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Bake armature into object for particle animation bake?

Ok, Im exporting my Blender animation to sketchfab / potentially other applications and I need to completely bake out my particle systems. I followed https://sketchfab.com/blogs/community/baking-...
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Will Not Render Animation [duplicate]

I'm a little new to Blender. I've been trying to render this animation in Eevee. It's 18 seconds long, and includes two human models (only the heads). For some reason, it will not render. When I click ...
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How to make something pass behind an actor and be not visible. (Just the part behind the actor)

I want to make the wings pass behind the actor during the animation, how can I do it? I need to make the wings pass behind the actor and when they are behind, the part behind him need to be not ...
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Do you need to bake eevee characters for a short animation video

I have my character unwrapped and made. I am unsure how if i need to do anything else like baking. Do i just unwrapp my character and add texture or do i need to do anything else. the animation will ...
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Orange outlines in 2d animation won't go away and let me animate a new key

I can't draw and make a new keyframe on an object (I think that's the term for it) called "Boards-BG". I tried deselecting it, making sure I was in draw mode from what I heard in other ...
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animate Scaling part of an object driven by another object

So the idea is, i want to animate "Scale" an object driven by another object visual representation: 2. its kinda hard to describe, but i want an object/empty to drive an object's scale / ...
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How do you animate more than one Rigify rig in a single scene?

I'm trying to create a set of animations for two human characters which will then be exported into Unity. Ideally this import will be as a single fbx that includes the two character models and all ...
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Many single meshes with scale animations. The meshes have no bones in it. How to export it from blender to unity as one animation?

Hello girls and guys, I have a huuuge problem with my Animation FBX Export. I have one Tree with a centerpart and many cubes as a treetop. The meshes are all single. Each cube and the centerpart have ...
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Rigify addon error when Generating Rig

I am getting this error message when I generate my rig: Generation has thrown an exception: 'bpy_prop_collection[key]: key "ORG-teeth.T" not found' Can someone tell me what this means and ...
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Emit particles from point cloud object for each frame of animation

I'm working on a project that is intended to simulate the motions of stars in a galaxy by importing snapshot txt files with thousands of xyz coordinates each - but for the purposes of this question, I'...
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Constant Interpolation when Auto keying [duplicate]

I would like to animate using only constant interpolation. I know that I can change the interpolation with "T" or going to Timeline<Key<Interpolation, but every time I add a new ...
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I make an action editor animation using keyframes, I save and quit, then when I open it back up, my animations are gone

I am making an animation using Action Editor and key frames, I then go to save and quit, when I go back in, most of my animations are gone and only a few remain.
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How to rig/ animate wrinkles/skin stretching?

How would I go about rigging/animate complex wrinkles/skin? For example, just look at the skin on your finger joints. When you bend your fingers, the skin on your finger joints are smooth, and when ...
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Are there Animation Layers?

That's it. Coming from Maya, I just want to know how people do animation layers in blender. All of the articles that I've seen are either outdated or don't actually have to do with layers and they get ...
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Missing bone rotation when exporting FBX animation to Unity

I've been trying to fix an issue i've been having when exporting a viewport animation to unity, basically the knife is parented to two bones that controll it, one of the bones controls the knife and ...
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Issues with bendy bones armature rigging and joining

I am currently having issues with rigging and armatures. I have a mouth armature I rigged a new way for me per a tutorial (https://youtu.be/5zmWmJLfspg) using bone constraints and drivers. I now want ...
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Mixamo Armature origin is between feet

I am trying to upload a character autorigged with animation in the mixamo to Roblox Studio, but the armature origin is down between feet, so when I import it into the roblox, the engine creates a ...
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How do I get rid of the rectangle with the cross in the middle of my animation

I misclicked and now there's a rectangle with an X in it and a triangle on my screen. How do I remove it?
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Armature Changes In Edit Mode when working in Object/Pose Mode

I want to rotate my armature in Object Mode to make my animation look better. But when I do this, my armatures t-pose in Edit Mode rotates too. How do I get it to not do that? I want to keep my Rest ...
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How to make autokey be location only

In the keyframe menu, I've set it as location keying. This works but only if I press I to set a keyframe. If I turn on the autokey it keys for locrotscale.
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How to delete channels with nothing on them

I've heard solutions are pressing "O" or using the clean channels button. Pressing O turns on proportional editing and Clean Channels doesn't get rid of scale for some reason Any known ...
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“Add Action Strip” in NL animation panel is introducing mystery motion

I have some unwanted foot movement in a standing character. I have looked for ages for the keyframes to adjust but can't find them. I then tried to add a "Copy Location" bone constraint to ...
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How do I convert this FK leg to IK without getting rid of animation

I have this character here that has motion capture on him but I want the legs to be put into IK instead of using FK without getting rid of the motion capture I got from Mixamo. I've tried "baking&...
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Bake Action causes Animation to disappear

I am trying to bake the global translation and rotation of this bone that I have parented to the foot of this character that has motion capture animation on it. I want to bake the values so that I ...
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Noob Question - Export Model From Blender then Animate with Python [closed]

I'm new to Blender and 3D model stuff in general. I am attempting to build a python application that will have a 3d model of a face talk. I have a rigged face model that I have been working with in ...
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how to control an object's property in animation

I was working on an animation project. When I was done modelling the scene and objects in it I started working on its animation. I started by hiding everything and only leaving the objects that I was ...
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Objects intersecting in render but not in viewport

So I modelled this boat and made it move across the lake using a shrinkwrap modifier and copylocation constraint(Like Chris said in this question ) Now the problem is that whenever I view this boat in ...
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how to make render region uncrop in compositing

I'm trying to fix a specific element of an animation that I did without having to render the whole scene. To do that I tried putting a render region enclosing only the animation that I wanted to fix ...
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How can I make my 2d character and background non transparent

Hello I am working on an animaiton and when my character walks I can see the back ground through him. It appears to be very transparent. Most animations the character and back ground are seperate and ...
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How can I make ivy grow around all of my mesh?

I've been trying to use the Ivy Gen Add on to cover my entire mesh in ivy. But the ivy only grows upwards and I can't get it to grow side ways. Is there a way that i can get it to grow sideways, ...
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animation difficulties with addon activating

I am working with animation from mixamo to blender 2.92. I want to use the addon NBA to add another face to my character rigs. I have been through the tutorial numerous times for any mistakes I might ...
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Image Sequence Texture

I was following this tutorial to create an animation. There was a step to create animation using Image Sequence Texture in shader editor. Even though author said that using keyframes on offset value ...
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How and when to animate character root (a.k.a. master) bones?

[disclaimer: I use the term "root bone" to refer to the one bone that typically moves the entire rig around but that is itself not a deformation bone, i.e. it is the "ultimate" ...