Questions tagged [animation]

Use this tag for questions or issues pertaining to animation and Blender's animation system.

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Animation Won't Start at certain frame

I recently downloaded an animation file from Sketchfab. When I imported it as an fbx file, it wouldn't play, so I downloaded it as a glTF file and the animation plays fine. I want the animation to ...
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Can not save CPU without deleting objects completely

I am animating some characters and my framerate is tanking. I have been troubleshooting a lot and have found that even when a collection containing a character's meshes and rig is completely disabled ...
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Rigging/Animating this "EggOnSpring" isn't working how I want it to

I'm trying to make an animation of this egg and spring that makes it spin in a circle like a spring rider toy at a playground. I'm using automatic weights and when I try to move the armature bones it ...
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Deleted audio still plays in preview [closed]

I have deleted some audio and the deleted audio plays only in the preview not the render. I have tried disabling caching but the problem still occurs. I posted on Reddit and no one helped me. You can ...
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How to match shading to an overlapping mesh

I'm really new to blender so please bare with me while I try explain this. I want to animate this model that provided images on multiple meshes of different expressions of mouths and eyes that I want ...
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how do I animate my very complex model? [duplicate]

Hi I just signed up and I am in dire need of help animating something! I modeled a combine harvester in quite a lot of detail, and I'd like it to drive from point A to point B, passing lots of stuff ...
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Keyframing a bone at a predesignated positions in the Timeline

I am in a process to animate a character. I would like to know, is there any way to jump at the keyframes that have already been made for some other bones (say Bone.Ys) and now wishes to jump at those ...
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Cell fracture - setting the start/end points of animation

I'm making a sequence showing how a tunnel collapsed into an old one beneath it. I've been following tutorials and experimenting with Cell Fracture to do the part where the top tunnel collapses down. ...
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Rigging a man pushing a cart?

Could someone please help me with how to build this guy pushing a cart? I've already tried, but with my limited knowledge of blenders, I'm not getting very far. The idea would be that the main driving ...
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Baking armature's animation to mesh as keyframes

I basically have an armature with a simple mesh (it's a human body in this case), and I want the mesh to have animated transform with keyframes (not with shapekeys controlled by keyframes). Is there a ...
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Model have weird squares when selected in object X-Ray Mode

When selecting the torso in object mode X-Ray. It shows these weird squares. And then when I try to animate it. The thing just turns into bits.
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Transfer animation from armature to mesh with keyframes

Soo this is quite a complex problem, I've got to a point where I got close to solving this problem but I got stuck here. First of all, I have an animated armature with a stickman attached to it (its ...
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Animate anchor chain links to imitate anchor release [duplicate]

I want to animate anchor chain in the way that it looks like the anchor is being released. So the individual chain links must follow a specific curve and as some of them go out of sight spawn some new....
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Changing frame start in smoke domain

I wanted to add a quick smoke effect to my animation that starts at some point in the middle of the animation. When running the default configuration for the smoke, it seems to render fine. But the ...
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Cleaning contact in mocap animation

I have 2 mocap animated characters imported into blender. In the mocap, one of the figures has their hand on the others shoulder. As the other figure moves slightly (though never majorly), this hand ...
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Animation reverting to previous state after first frame

As the title says. I was following a basic animation tutorial, set up the keyframes, then decided I wanted the parts higher. I moved them, but the animation still reverts when I play it. I've tried ...
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Object got distorted when exported to FBX

I'm making an animation from online tutorial about opening a book. I exported it to FBX file for Unreal but then the object got distorted after exporting. What should I do to fix it? This is the ...
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python scripting - determine if dopesheet actions are collapsed

In the dopesheet editor, there is a tree-like list of channels on the left side. In python, you can figure out if a specific group of channels is expanded or not like this: ...
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Why isn't '#frame/500' for my texture offset not working?

I am working on this tutorial for making a fire simulation using Blender 3.0. This issue I am having happens at 00:03:30 in the video. He is saying that the offset for here should be ...
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Rotation animation of empty object and the keyframes seem to be the problem

I'm trying to animate an empty object that should rotate to create an animation only with the keyframe and the empty need to do a full rotation for the animation but every time I try to put 360 degree ...
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Blender resets my frames

Insert frame then save then I click the exact same frame I inserted, and it resets to the pose from another animation I tried reinstalling blender or using different versions, and it doesn't seem to ...
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How do I add an Animation Offset to a Looped Curve Trim

This is in some ways a continuation of this Question. I have created a looping curve trim animation. I need to be able to control the movement speed and the time between loops. The speed works fine, ...
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how to save loop animations for future uses in videogames?

this is the list of animations and poses, a bunch of them dissapeared and I figured I never saved them, I don't know how to save them I have no idea how it works, tried reading the manual and I dind't ...
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Cannot interpolate greasepencil point

I am new to blender. what I want to do is create a animation with a greasepencil. I have a greasepencil stroke with 2 points, basically a line. And I want to animate one point in that stroke. Right ...
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weight paint falloff acting like its full red

I'm making a ballista kind of weapon and for the string, I use bone and weight paint to pull it back. But when I paint it the mesh doesn't register the falloff so it acts like the whole gradient is ...
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How To Bake Particles Into Mesh w/ Keyframes?

I have a particle emitter that drops a single particle, which is manipulated by forces. I've got it working perfectly, however, it is too fast and I want to slow it down. But I don't want to slow ...
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Blender to Unity (collisions)

I'm wondering how to import objects into Unity without it colliding as a block with the car. Hoping to make a racetrack that is interactable in Unreal Engine 5. Is this possible or am I short on ...
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My Path Animation Scene in Blender only renders the very first time

Okay, so my problem is that only the very first frame of my 720 frame animation is rendered. Heres the file for you to check:
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Why is the animation of the curve choppy?

Sorry newbie here. When I move a ball along the path, the animation is choppy and I already tried to soften it and move the keyframes, but it's still the same result as shown in this video.
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Issue with 'Realize Instances' causing point rotations to change [Geometry Nodes]

I've recently come across a strange issue, and have found nothing online suggesting as to what it could be that's causing it. I've spent a few days trying workarounds but with no success... As part of ...
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Blender 3.4+: How to pose a character and move bones without getting a single keyframe error?

How to move bones and pose a character without all sorts of keyframe errors? I would like to animate a character from OBJ file or eventually make 3D images. Have figured out how to make a bone (via ...
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I have a JSON file with 3D coordinates of multiple points for many frames. I want to create an animation from those 3D coordinates. How do I do that?

As the title states, I have a JSON file with 3D coordinates of multiple points for many frames. For example, I have 3D coordinates of 17 keypoints for 4567 frames. I want to create an animation from ...
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I followed Blender Made Easy's tutorial and rendered this first frame and it's blurry as heck

I followed the Blender Tutorial - Creating a Stormy Ocean by Blender Made Easy, rendered the first frame and it's blurry as heck. A photographer said that, in photography, motion = blurry. But the ...
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I am using chat-gpt to make a UFO in Blender 3d, It is returning an error

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Nvidia GeForce MX110 [duplicate]

I'm thinking of getting a laptop with 4gb VRAM GeForce MX110, I want to know if that works with blender. And how long does the BMW benchmark take for anyone with a similar GPU?
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Error when retargeting Animation to Human mesh

I'm using Rokoko plugin. Does anyone have a solution to this error? ...
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Cloth object (flag) starts to dissolve during render

I have a flag like this: But after rendering the animation, it starts to dissolve and moves weirdly around, and ends up looking like this: I suspected RAM issues during render, however, I didn't have ...
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Superquadrics in Blender

I'm working in MATLAB on a problem involving the motion (translation and rotation) of a superquadric in a 3 dimensional space. I've written a code that computes the position (3 Cartesian coordinates ...
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How to create a shape animation with seamless textures

Hi I'm trying to create an animation where shapes rise out of the floor and are seamlessly textured even though they move together. However when placing my shapes side by side you can always see the ...
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Exported animation is different from original on single IK bone

My armature is a rigify autorig with some added bones for the gun, a total of 4 meshes are attached to it, and it has 3 animation strips. This is what the last frame of the "raise" animation ...
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Animate Real Snow Add-on

I'm fairly new in Blender and I'm trying to animate the coverage/height of the Real Snow Add-On. It worked the first time I added the snow, but sadly it doesn't anymore ever since. Is anyone having an ...
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How to animate a sun position clock?

What is my goal: I want to make an animation of different products in the same studio environment, which shows the product during the course of the day. For that I am using the sun position in the ...
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How do I animate my object with empties without breaking all of my other animations?

I am having an issue with this model. It has to be a functional technical model (meaning all of the doors and flaps must be able to move). I have done that but now that I need to animate moving the ...
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Animaid turned my Timeline Brown and won't let me play animation

While working, I mis-clicked and hit something with Animaid dropdown in the graph editor... While doing so, the timeline under my viewport and timeline in the graph editor turned brown (which isn't a ...
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Creating a morph in metaball like animation

Is there a way to create an animation like this one:
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How to export procedurally generated and animated geometry nodes

I have created tentacles for a creature model I made using geometry nodes. These tentacles are procedurally created and a 4D noise texture is scrolled through a set position node in the offset to make ...
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Does low viewport fps affect rendering? (Slowed down because of many objects)

I have low Framerate in viewport playback. Does that affect render fps? I saw Blender rendering the animation frame-by-frame, but will my rendered video get slower because the framerate is slowed down?...
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How can I hide a light source while keeping the light?

I have made a Blender animation, but when the viewpoint is rendered I still can see the light sources and all the persons that have the same problem don't use normal lights but objects transformed ...
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How to the run cycle animation go in the opposite direction

I've made a fun little walk animation that i'd like to have go backwards as well as forwards while keeping the same speed, keyrames and direction. how can I flip the keyframes I have set up on the ...
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how to add motion onto skeleton root

i'm currently working on some animations designed to be used in the elder scrolls 3: Morrowind, and a lot of that has consisted of trying to adapt the animations I've made onto its rig. my current set ...
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