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Questions tagged [dopesheet]

Questions about the Dopesheet editor in Blender. The Dopesheet is used for managing animations and keyframes for the entire scene.

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Blender 2.8 | How to cancel animation scrubbing

I'm using a handler (frame_change_pre) and trying to force Blender to stay on one frame while scrubbing by using scene.frame_set(frameNumber) However, while the ...
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evenly space keyframes in dopesheet

I want to do an animation of the motion of an horse. Now i moved single keyframes because i had some in wrong order. But now they arent evenly spaced, and it shows :) If somone knows how i could ...
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Distribute Keys Dope Sheet

I would like to automate a few dope sheet keys animation, I setup the initial location of the elements and the end location: Now I need that they can be distributed between those frames 0 to 115 like ...
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Why is part of the motion tracking dopesheet grey?

I motion tracked and solved a bit of footage and on the dopesheet it has different colors. I know green is solved motion, red is not solved motion, but what is grey? It also has the required 8 ...
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In Blender 2.8, is there a way to change the New Keyframe Type for the grease pencil dope sheet?

I'd like to be able to add different types of keyframes in the dope sheet as easily as within the timeline. Is there a way to do that now, or is this something that may be added to Blender at a later ...
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How do I download action strips?

I have watched a few YouTube videos on how to create and animate with NLA Editor and Dope Sheet (bake) but my thing ain't working out. I want to get action strips but I cannot find any! I have tried ...
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Copy Pose and Copy Inverted Pose Buttons

I'm following a Blender book on character creation. It mentions about clicking on Copy Pose and Paste Inverted Pose buttons on the header. I'm guessing it's referring to on the Dope Sheet, which I ...
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Dope Sheet mode in 2.8 : is it possible to display Grease Pencil & regular Dope Sheet keys at the same time?

Is it possible to display at the same time "regular" keyframes from the Dope Sheet (eg. camera) and grease pencil keyframes, in Blender 2.8 ? When retiming an animation, it is not very intuitive (and ...
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how to combine animations of different objects into 1 animation

I made a 0.50 second animation for firing, but it splits into different animations, and when i want to save it in action editor in dope sheet, i see lots of names. i think it's because I'm animating ...
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How do I change the End Frame in an animation without changing the max frames in other animations within a character?

In the dope sheet I selected Action Editor in the dropdown menu to animate my character with multiple different animations and they all take up different amount of frames. But when I change the End ...
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Empty Dope Sheet

everyone. I'm trying to do a simple, two keyframe animation with a human model. I'd like to move the keyframes around and mess with the easing but my dope sheet is completely empty. The model animates ...
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Dope Sheet copy/paste buffer keyframes problem

Hello, I have issue with keyframes in dope sheet editor. When I select all my bones, keyframes and copy them, I want to press (Ctrl+Shift+V)shortcut and all keyframes are paste except IK Bones, Pole ...
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How to move keyframes in 2.79 like in 2.8 : Left click and move?

I´m using 2.79 and on the user preferences I´d like to use what blender 2.8 does in the dopesheet: (I use left click as default method for selection): 1. Left click select a keyframe 2. Move it using ...
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Cannot keyframe anymore. All movement stopped and every keyframe is the same

In the Dopesheet, I had an animation. Now for an unknown reason, the armature bones move but the object does not, LocRotScale wise. While I can perform the steps of moving my object in OBJECT mode, ...
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Copy only Animated key to multiple meshes [duplicate]

Ok, I have an object a country, where I have in the middle one mesh that I´m using a force field to expand and make the other objects translate from it´s positions: Prior to this physics I´m using ...
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How to replace value for all keyframes?

I recorded an animation with my object z set to 1.00 but realised afterwards it needs to be at 3.00 throughout. How can I set the object's ...
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Why does copy paste keyframes paste keyframes additional to those I selected?

In the dopesheet I press a twice to deselect everything push b to lasso select select some keyframes from an object push ...
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Dope Sheet Key Automation/Effects/Preset

I have all this elements that are going down on the animation I would like to automate the all the keys one after another so that they follow a standard of creating the elements one after the another: ...
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Get dopesheet selection

I'd like to make a script that sets the start and end frames of my rendering frame range to equal the frames I've selected in my dopesheet editor, I.e. if I have a selection of frames ranging from ...
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Dope sheet keyframes: select every nth frame

I've got the following dope sheet keyframes setup. I want to automate the process to select every 2nd keyframe of an object. It's sort of an edge loop selection on keyframes, but slightly different.
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Dope Sheet keyframes: shear keyframes

I got an animation with blinking lights, animated by an emission and transparent node connected to a mix shader. I want them to go on and off after eachother, instead of all together at one time. Is ...
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Change Frame Range Display

is there a way to change frame dispaly from 0,2,4,6..etc to 1,3,5,7,9..etc
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Dopesheet summary not showing

Even though I have an armature with two actions and many keyframes assigned to it, my dopesheet summary is not showing. The button at the bottom of the dopesheet window should toggle the summary but ...
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Clean keyframes not removing useless keyframes

So I have been fiddling around with blender, and cannot figure out why the clean keyframes action is not acting as I expected. I have a light that is blinking, and there are some extra key frames in ...
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Actions not being exported

I've only tested with FBX and Godot's Better Collada Exporter as of now, however in both cases my action is not being exported. This is the only mention of it in the entire file (action is called <...
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On appended character keyframes are semi-visible and not saved

I have problem with my character, which I append to my file. Keyframes in Dope sheet are semi-visible as you can see in the image. When I change position of any bone of this character, keyframe ...
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What Determines Action Selected in Action Editor

I've been having trouble with working on the desired action in the action editor, and I'm wondering if there's a way to make sure I'm working on the action I want to. Often I'll create a new action, ...
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How to delete keyframes in the armature

some keyframes are undeletable in dope sheet. But, they can be deleted one by one in 3D view in object mode..... This is annoying... How to delete all the keyframes at once? The file is attached ...
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Select a bone from dope sheet

Is it possible do select a bone directly from the dope sheet? For example, i want to select only the bones that have pose in a given keyframe. Thanks!
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Dope sheet and graph editor are kind of “dark”

This strange thing happens when some books falls on my keyboard. It doesn't affect to my workflow at all but it's really annoying. As you can see, it's seems like i have switch off a bright option ...
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In blender time line how can I control which frame I want to show/not show?

I rotoscoped a video animation using the grease pencil, and I would like to start messing with the timings. How do you hide certain frames without deleting them?
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Cant select/move multiple keyframes even with B select?

Ok, it is very inconvenient in the dopesheet trying to move multiple keyframes but only able to move 1 - even when a batch has been highlighted orange. Per other answers Ie used the B key to select ...
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How do I get all the Keyframes I see other people using?

I see people using all sorts of keyframes when they push "I". I cannot seem to get these options. When I push "I", I get the following: "All Channels", "Only selected channels", and "In active group". ...
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Animation presets for motion graphics

I want to create a preset where letters pop into view and move forward and backwards (motion graphic). I already know there is actions but actions assume the location is known and is a fixed value. ...
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Dope Sheet Editor selects all channels at the same time

My problem is that in Dope Sheet editor I'm trying to create object action time offset and I can't select individual channels. Is this because objects have .000-.012 name convention?
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Difference between Dope,NLP,F curve, key frame animations

I am new to blender. My task is to animate a 3d cad model. I exported it as individual .stl files and imported it in a blender. My question is there are various animation option like Nlp, dope sheet, ...
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How do I write in the dope sheet? [duplicate]

I'm currently still trying to open my door, and need to be able to write "open door" in the dope sheet so that when I click in the logic bricks on the dope sheet icon, "open door" is there and will ...
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Why do I have these little dots?

I made an animation in other blend file (with keyframes). Now when I imported it into a new file, the animation has one of these dots per frame intead a keyframe inserted. Why does this happen? I ...
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Improving workflow with Dopesheet-Editor

I am working on a lenghty animation with lots of small, consecutive animations. currently all in one scene und very unstructured over the dopesheet-editor. I would like to group-up the single ...
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Blender has blended two actions together

I have been using the action editor to separate different actions the character is doing i.e. "idle" "Walk" "Run" etc. When I finished with the idle animation, I made a new action to animate a walk. ...
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Can't copy and paste keyframes from another action

I'm trying to copy some range of keyframes to another action. In same action, copy and paste works fine, but paste to another action doesn't work. I mean I have plenty bones but only single bone was ...
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Can't Edit Quick Explode

I used the preset Quick Explode (Is it a preset?), and after a while, I wanted to change it so Quick Explode happened later on in the animation so I could animate before it (like you would on the dope ...
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Can't add keyframes to the Action editor

I created a human model with makehuman (the rigging is from makehuman, not me). I want to make a walk cycle in the action editor, but when I try adding the keyframes by pressing "I" nothing happens. I ...
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Lock displayed frame interval to time

As you can see in image below, I'm using Blender for Video Editing, displaying vse, timeline, dopesheet and graph editor. I have locked time in all of the windows. You can see the green line set in ...
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Keyframe visible on timeline, but no keyframe markers in dope sheet

While working on my third animation in Blender (a couple of fighter craft taking off from the launch platform), I wanted to smooth out the transition from VTOL to horizontal flight by slightly ...
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Reseting animation F-curve handles

In the F-Curve window there is a keyframe. The handles somehow got deviated from the default values. How do I reset these handle locations to the default locations? I tried Key -> Handle Type -> ...
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action editor - why i have 0 next to my animation

I have 0 next to my animation and than i cant see it on Unity how can i solve it ?
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How To Cycle Meta Track?

Can I somehow make a meta track consisting from several actions repeat itself? I usually make actions cycled in the dope sheet menu by clicking shift+e -> Make Cyclic, but for meta track it's not ...
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Animation mouse [closed]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U1Vju66vyQ help pls. the green line in the dopesheet moves wrong and not with my mouse. i want to select keyframe 40 for example, but i can only select keyframe 39 and ...
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How do I delete actions from the Browse Actions list?

I can't seem to be able to delete any animations from my list of actions. How do I delete just the ones I want gone and keep the others?