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

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Stash actions of all selected objects and rename their NLA track to the same name

Situation: I was doing a physic simulation with thousands of small objects. I baked those into keyframes => should be 1st animation. Now I want to do this again for a second animation. Problem: I ...
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How do i pick a start and end frame to scale key frames?

I'm making a visualizer for my own music. I find sometimes when I do this, the keyframes come out as if my audio was slowed down 300% or so. I think this is just a glitch because the geometry of what ...
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Blender Timeline jump Frames

im learning animations and im working on duplicate the model and the animations of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odwQbnA4ErM But im struggling at 2:43. It seems like not every Frame is ...
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How to rename geometry main group inputs so they reflect in the dopesheet as well?

I am trying to figure out how to rename the properties in the dopesheet to match that of the main inputs of the main geometry group but there seems to be no user-friendly way to do this? Am i missing ...
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Is there a way to reverse dope sheet frames for a reversed animation?

so I made this figure and make it dance for around 230 frames. The problem is that I need more animation time to film longer with the camera, therefore I need more frames. The animation jumps back to ...
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Dope sheet not showing keyframes for some objects

Blender version: 3.0.1 Update: I raised a bug for this, since it looks like a usability problem/bug to me, however I keep it here just for reference. I have objects for which I have keyframes for ...
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I reused a Mixamo animation for my modified Mixamo model. But, the origin is offset from the mesh in this animation. Animation not working as intended

I was adding some modeling tweaks to a character model in Blender that I had previously exported from Mixamo. I wanted to use the "Strike Forward Jog" animation from Mixamo, so I imported ...
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Keyframes selectable, can't move or delete them

I am relatively new to Blender animation. I find myself unable to move or delete keyframes in the Dopesheet Editor. I also see that they have a ghosted appearance. How do I change these keyframes (...
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Keyframes/poses are not being interpolated armature/mesh

I created poses and then apllied different mouth poses on different keyframes but it is not working. Let's say i want my object to say "HAPY" At keyframe 0 applied pose "BMP" for ...
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Is there a method to add interpolation between all Grease Pencil keyframes?

In the 3D Viewport, Draw mode, I can use the Interpolate tool (Ctrl + E ) to add a single Breakdown keyframe. Or, I can Ctrl + Shift + E to add an Interpolation Sequence at every frame BETWEEN two ...
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Why do Grease Pencil keyframes show up in the Dope Sheet (Grease Pencil mode), but not in the Timeline?

Are grease pencil object keyframes not the same as normal keyframes?
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Is it possible in blender dope sheet?

I want to increase or decrease the proportion while keeping the keyframes at regular intervals, but is this function possible on the blender?
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How can I create Knife animations in blender?

I have created a Game-Engine ready setup for exporting a selection of animations to Unity. I am currently in the process of creating, what is meant to be, CSGO style knife animations. Note that I am ...
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mesh deform sideways when i copy and paste pose!

I am trying to paste an animation, but everytime i crtl+c and paste ctrl+shift+v to the time i want, i get this weird distortion, i dont wanna correct it by hand because it will take a lot of time... ...
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Select all bones with a keyframe at a specific frame in the timeline

In the dope sheet, I have a marker that tells me I have bones with a keyframe at a specific frame. I can scroll down the sheet to find them, but I was wondering if there was a faster way to do it? My ...
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How can I add a dope sheet channel to a group

I've already grouped a bunch of channels in the dope sheet. But I'm always realizing I now want to add more. How can I add more channels to an existing group?
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Onion skin option disappeared

I have run into a problem. I'm new to blender, and i'm working on an animation. The onion skin button was working/showing and then it disappeared from the layers menu. Could anyone help me bring it ...
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Why can't I copy keyframes? (Error message pops up)

literally just trying to copy/paste keyframes into the same timeline. The error I get from pressing CTRL+C with keyframes selected is: "No keyframes copied to copy/paste buffer" Does anyone ...
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NLA Editor won't let me export the right actions

I'm animating actions for a video game and I was able to export most of the fbx's without much hassle to my programmer and into Unity. I would go to the dope sheet and animate the actions separately ...
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Animation not playing anymore

I finished making my animation and I went to change the position of my camera. So I put it in walk navigation and changed the position of my camera. But when I went back into pose mode to play the ...
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Python moving the timeline cursor [duplicate]

How can I the timeline cursor move 1 frame forward or backward using python? Thank you
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What's the keyframes on action level in Dope Sheet? And how to deselect them?

My dope sheet looks like this: What I don't get is why "Action" has its own keyframes? And even more weirdly, I can't deselect them by Select -> None....
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What's exactly "Available" keying set?

Most keying sets are pretty self-explanatory. Like Loc or LocRotScale. But what's Available? ...
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Poses are Applied to my Dopesheet Automatically

I'm trying to match animations to an idle state. So any animation that ends with standing I want the ending to match the idle animation. Likewise with any animation that starts with standing. When I ...
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Dope sheet: why some keyframes are connected and some aren't?

I setup some keyframes in Dope Sheet: I'm not sure if I understand why some keyframes are connected (yellow bar between them) and some are not?
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How can i edit my mask animation in VSE more precisely?

I created and animated a mask. I used it for a VSE strip. Since I retimed my VSE strip the mask no longer at the right time range. I realized I can edit the keys in the DopeSheet: It is fine to ...
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Where is Keying feature in Blender 2.93

Im' following tutorial in some older Blender version in which you can select Active Keying Set to Available and then where is Auto Keyframming select this icon next to the cursor on picture to prevent ...
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How to modify Tracking Dopesheet selection from Python?

I have written a motion tracking add-on for Blender 2.93.1. Now, when users click the badness-rated tracks in my list, I want to (from Python) select the clicked track in the Tracking Dopesheet editor ...
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Animation frame-rate issue

so I copied an old blend file and started working on a new animation, but the frame rate changed from the original 75 to 30. I changed it back and made the animation but the framerate still runs in 30-...
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Where to find Fcurve's 'enable modifiers' (wrench) attribute with python

As i'm working with custom fcurves in the Dopesheet, i wanted to use that little wrench icon to control something. It was easy to find fcurve[0].lock and ...
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Adding properties to bpy.types.Fcurve (monkey patching)

I'm trying to add a pointer property to the FCurve type, which has to point to a specific GPencilLayer type. So far, here's what i tried without success : i firstly tried to add a single attribute to ...
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Autokey-ing adds keys to every object, even those not selected and not moving

I am working on a project where I am animating a few scenes. I had no problems until this one arose. Prior, whenever I had Auto keying on, whenever I moved an object, it would only apply the keying to ...
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Center timeline/dopesheet at current time by keyboard shortcut

Sometimes the current time bar goes off-screen in the Timeline or Dopesheet. I would like to easily recenter the timeline/dopesheet to where the current time bar is, but without changing zoom levels. ...
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Run operator on Dope Sheet event

I am trying to run a custom operator every time something changed in the dope sheet. I found a few handlers that can help me, (not as precise as i expect) and struggled with infinite recursion because ...
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Dope sheet doesn't color channels anymore

When having bone groups with colors would make these colors to show up on the Dope Sheet keyframe channels like this This is what it's meant to look like, But now everything is a single color I took ...
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Is it possible to animate a single mesh as if it were multiple objects?

I am attempting to animate a single mesh which appears as a group of separate objects. I want to animate three separate boxes which are joined together as a single mesh for ease of use in the dope ...
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Why do the keyframes show up in the dopesheet but not in the timeline and the graph-editor?

I'm pulling hairs over this. The keyframes for my object show up in the dopesheet but not in the timeline and the graph editor. I have selected the object, tried every other options like view selected ...
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Extrapolation doesn't work in the Dope Sheet

I can't understand why, in the Dope Sheet, when I try to extrapolate the rotation of my propeller (Channel > Extrapolation Mode > Linear Extrapolation, or ShiftE) it doesn't work. It works fine ...
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What is the FPS speed that the animation timeline runs at by default? Blender 2.9

I'm currently learning to animate 3D to export for videogames but I'm having trouble with identifying the FPS speed. When I press PLAY, at which speed does the animation play in the timeline? Is there ...
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Orange in timeline, playblack won't go to frame 1

I've accidentally set some markers in my scene, and now Blender has locked on to a section of my scene. Please help me remove the markers! Thanks.
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How do I join to actions together (from the dope sheet and action editor) to form one animation?

These videos told me that I need to create actions in the dope editor to make multiple animations on one object. I want two objects' movements to be one animation. I tried animating the second object ...
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How can I Toggle "Autolocking of Layers" without accessing "Layer Specials" Menu (Blender 2.92.0)?

I'm experiencing a lot of tedium while animating with Blender Grease Pencil because I do not yet have an efficient workflow. I'm wondering if there is a hotkey, or if not, a way to easily create one, ...
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Names of bones in Dope Sheet have very faint text color and yellow background color

I have this problem as described in the title. It might be a dumb question but is this issue common? And how to fix it? I know I can change the text color but I think that probably will be the last ...
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IK not smooth - snapping

I have rigged a low-poly block character so that it has an IK armature. The problem is that when I try to animate it, when the legs get close to extending straight, the leg will be moving smoothly, ...
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Grease Pencil Layers/Keyframes not showing up in Dope sheet

I'm fairly new to blender and I've been working on a Grease pencil animation for the past couple weeks and everything has been fine until recently when I couldn't see the keyframes i was creating for ...
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Dope sheet editor. What does the orange line between keyframes mean? [duplicate]

I start to use the dope sheet view to see my key frames. But I don't understand why for some I have an orange line and not for others like below. What is the meaning of the orange line between ...
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Moving GPencil frames in time with Python causes viewport issues

While changing Grease Pencil frames 'frame_number' attribute, the viewport doesn't update well, when switching their order (needs manual action to complete that refresh/sort). To reproduce the error, ...
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Pressing "Play Animation" Not Doing Anything

Original question: I managed to model and rig my first character, and I'm now working on the animation, when I scrub through the keyframes in the timeline, the animation is working correctly, but when ...
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How To Mirror Interpolation Mode

I want to mirror my interpolation mode, how can I do that? I have: What I want (white thick line)
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how to copy an animation from one mask to another mask

I Have an animated mask. I can copy the splines to create a new second mask of it very easily, but the animation does not appear on the dopesheet of the second mask. Is there a way to copy this ...
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