Questions tagged [animation]

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Animated FBX from Unity… to Blender… to Unity. Blender messes up the rig?

I need to take an existing animated model from Unity, import it into Blender, do some minor adjustments to it and export back to Unity. The important part is that it should still be able to read its ...
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How do I merge two armature ends into one?

I want to merge the armature joint to the other bone joint located at the 3D cursor. I will also move the first joint onto the 3D cursor but how can I merge the two into one single joint at the 3D ...
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Applying animation to identical armature with Action Editor does not work

I am trying to apply animation from one mixamo armature to another. They should be identical. I am using the action editor data-block approach as per the first section of this video tutorial: https://...
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Transforming an entire animation to match the location of another

I am making an animation of a tennis player, and I am trying to combine 2 animations: an idle state (the player stationary, bobbing up and down) and a hit, blending them together using the NLA. The ...
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Find XYZ locations/rotations (Transform) of bones (Head/Tail) in pose mode during animation

For a uni project I need to know the head/tail transform in global space of each bone in my human armature in each frame during an entire animation (in this case a stepping animation). I can't seem to ...
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Animation Looping to Frame 1 Pose before Playback Completes

For this example, let's say I have my Frame Range set from 1 to 20. On Frame 1 I have a character with their hand in the air, and on Frame 10 they've brought their hand down to the side. On Frame 11, ...
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Objects moving away on Z axis

I want to separately distance the square frames on Z axis by nearing the green sphere. These are mirrored on z axis, multiplied in the same collection, no array. I've found similar effects here Should ...
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How to make the new curves hair system follow the rig? (Fur body)

I'm trying to make an animated animal with fur. Having created fur through the new curves hair system, I ran into a problem that I could not make it move with the mesh. What should I do? Converting ...
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Blender only takes first value from Arduino and sensors

I am currently working on a 3D model of an arm. Therefore I get data from 2 sensors with a Arduino and in my Arduino IDE Serial Monitor the data changes as I move the sensor. However, in Blender I ...
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how to combine a rig from character creator and mixamo?

I made the character in character creator, next i want to apply animations from mixamo and edit them. Their armature are different, I don’t understand how to combine them. I tried to upload the ...
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Heel coming off floor with foot_heel_ik

I remember back in blender 2.7 whenever you would rotate the heel bone the bone would stay grounded on the floor. However this time whenever I try to tilt the foot back the heel comes up with it. I ...
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Apply Follow Path animation to an object?

I have an object with it's own skeleton that is parented to an Axis that follows a curved path using the Follow Path constraint. I want to apply this animation to the object so it can be independent ...
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Rotary lever turns over with each cycle

This is just the rod or whatever that goes on a steam train. Every turn it turns around for a few frames, then it goes back. There is nothing esoteric about the file! PS: It's 2.69, but these basic ...
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Keyframe on one axis affecting other axes

I'm trying to do a simple thing where I have a keyframe that only shifts a mesh on one axis, however it's seemingly affecting all the other axes. I have a gif here that demonstrates what I'm talking ...
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Follow path constraint changes location of object

I am following a tutorial and added a follow path constraint targeting a bezier circle which changes the location of the object. What could I be doing wrong?
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Preview range for some but not all objects?

I have recently asked a question that let me to the discovery of the preview range feature, the little clock watch that lets the timeline main arrow jump pack to the start at, let's say 50. I have ...
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How can I make a baseline animation in Blender?

I have these eleven objects: I want to add a baseline animation on the entrance of each object, the final result should be similar to this: It would be great to add the animation once and then apply ...
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Glare node is visible in the viewer node but not in the render result

So my glare node is not working properly. I am working on an animation and in the composite tab the glare node is visible but not in the render result.
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Shrinking sail in blender while animating a boat

I have a problem with sail in blender (version 3.3.1). The sail is animated with cloth modifier physics (default settings), there is wind added behind a boat. The sail have assigned vertex group to ...
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Exported FBX Animation does not match the source animation from .blend file

I have a strange issue when exporting my character animation from blender to fbx and I just can't seem to figure out what is going wrong. I will quickly try to describe what I am doing and I will ...
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How can I mirror a noise modifier?

How can I mirror this noise modifier so that I get a loop animation?
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How to make a bone follow another bone

I’m trying to make a phone call animation, I have parented the phone to the hand bone to follow the movements and now i want the hand to follow the head movements instead of me animating the hands ...
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Scene one (of two) only shows on one frame in final animation

I want to make a sort of background and foreground for an "animation" and use a different camera angle/setting for them (to be specific, ortho/perspective). Some research has proven that ...
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Rotation Animation in Blender - Making a plane flap rotate at the angle of the wing

Currently working on a jet airplane which has a titled tail fin from which I would like to make the tail rudder come out and rotate to 45 degrees but with the wing angle as the pivot point how do I do ...
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I only want to use tracking constraint during part of my animation

Hi I have a vehicle driving in a straight line. I want my camera to follow it, and I would rather position it myself most of the time, but during some part of the animation I would prefer to have the ...
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Can I get the boundary edges' coordinates from the result of T-shirt clothes animation/simulation using Blender Python API?

I import a T-shirt object into blender and set its property as cloth. Before the simulation starts, it looks like this: When I start the animation, this T-shirt will drop on the top of the lower cube ...
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Live Keyframing

Does anybody know if there is a good way to "record keyframes live?". For example - I want to hit the space bar while the playhead is moving to time a parameter manually instead of tediously ...
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How to change the position of the skeleton in all frames with a script?

There is animation. For example 40 frames. It is required using a script to change the position of the skeleton along the Z axis in all frames. For example, raise the skeleton in all frames by + 2 ...
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Animation Nodes available for Blender 3.3?

Can anyone let me know if "Animation nodes" plugin still available for Blender 3.3
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Custom start and end in the timeline

In this video, if you take a look at the timeline at 2:48 there are white "custom start and end" arrows in the timeline, called shot-6a and end, It looks ...
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How do I add gloves to an already existing FPS rig?

I have a rig that I want to add some gloves to. How do I go about doing that? Do I pose the hands in the gloves, and then... ? Something with vertex groups maybe? I'm kind of lost. I've read a little ...
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How to convert (bake) animation of Follow Curve frames into objects?

I want to make different objects from the frames that come from the Follow Path. In this case, it is desirable that the curve could be transformed. In order not to go into a long explanation, I want ...
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No animation on a Mixamo character in Blender 3.4

I am trying to import a character from Mixamo (with skin, 24fps) into Blender. I have downloaded this in FBX format. When I try to import it into Blender, it imports the character, but not the ...
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How do I edit seamless looped animation so that different characters start at different points in the animation?

I have a seamless looping animation of a bipedal figure running. I used one of my upstream applications to export this animation with a number of different figures, and I've got them in one scene, ...
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How to convert Grease Pencil to Curves each frame?

I have based my script on this answer : How can I convert a Grease Pencil object to curve or mesh without operators? And the script works well when only converting the gpencil object to curves. But ...
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New Blender Animation Doesn't Save

Anytime I create a new animation there's a 0 next to it and upon exporting it to unity it doesn't show up in the new animations. I've searched this question but I can't find any answers regarding this....
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Possible to show Driver (scripted expression) output per frame like the graph editor does for "keyframed" parameters?

I would like to show the output of an expression and be able to see the plotted graph values of frames in the same way one can in the graph editor. It seems the Drivers panel will only visualize the ...
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Scale every object on all keyframes at once

I have more around 300 objects in the scene, every object has its animations baked from frame 1 to frame 1000, and I have to scale every object up. Is there any way to do this without having to do it ...
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Animate Bevel Weight Parameters

Is there a way to animate the bevel weight settings of a group of lines? Hitting "I" in Edit Mode to insert an animation key doesn't work and I can't find anything when searching the web. ...
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Blender 3.2 : How to animate 3 different objects in one animation, please..?

It's a traffic light, with a blanking screen and 3 lenses, 1 per colour, each emissive. I can animate 'Location' for each lens, forward and back, to hide them when 'Off', moving forward each lens so ...
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How to attach the rig and animations from mixamo to my model?

I want to take all the animations from the mixamo and apply it to my model, but so that I can edit some of the animations. tell me how to do it, what should I use? (if possible step by step or video)
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Softbody to only deform on collision?

I have a softbody which should bounce and deform when hit, so I give it some weight painting at the points which should deform the most. The problem is that, the softbody will deform a little ...
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How do I make the physics more natural?

Don't ask why but this is a cube shaped egg. The egg is cracking and something is popping out. No matter how I play with the mass, force and deleting bakes and rebaking, it doesn't change what it's ...
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How do I run a constraint driver on a finger without creating a dependency cycle?

I've been working on an anatomically accurate armature system for some time and I'm about 90% of the way there mechanically speaking, but now I've encountered a rather strange phenomenon whilst trying ...
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Animated collision not colliding with soft body

I have a soft body object and a collision object, both are animated. When the collision object collides with the softbody during the animation, nothing happens. However, if I remove the animation from ...
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How to rotate multiple object the same way (animation9?

I wanted to create a pen in Blender, which worked well, and then animate it. However, there was a problem with the animation. The pen should first assemble itself from its individual parts (individual ...
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How to bake animation of non-transformation properties with curve-modifiers applied?

I have a point light source whose power has been animated with a noise curve-modifier to have a flickering effect. I want to cycle its animation over 12 frames. For transformation properties like ...
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I cannot find the ae2blend menu

I installed and enabled ae2blend but I cannot see the menu anywhere. I can't seem to find any reason it shouldn't work. I am running blender 3.4 on windows 10.
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Gap in smoke and particles when emitter moves too fast

I'm doing a simple test where a cube quickly moves from one place to another, and I wanted to add smoke and particles to it, but I'm guessing they only emit from the mesh in each frame and not from ...
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How can I keep transform of object with child of constraint as local to the parent?

I animated shooting anim with gun and arms. The gun uses child of constraint to be a child of a hand. Although after exporting animation to some external programs (unity in this case) as fbx, ...
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