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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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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Shape Key Keyframes in Dope Sheet Not Appearing (Blender.279)

I'm making a video game character in Blender 2.79, and I'm currently working on making the facial expressions for special animations in cutscenes. However, when I try and make a new animation in the ...
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What is the best way to animate multiple meshes within “actions editor”?

Working on a project where I am animating a deck of cards where the cards have multiple different actions/animations which can be triggered. I need to set up my file with one group/collection of ...
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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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Hidden animation on rig

I have a really weird problem I couldn’t find any answers for online. I made a simple procedural animation on a character rig. I then added some wiggle-bones (addon) to make the hair sway ...
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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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Keyframes Disappeared but Character Still Moves

The animation i have made is missing keyframes in an area but the character still moves. Usually i would highlight the bone i want to move in the rig and i would see a yellow dot appear in the ...
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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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Blender 2.79: How do I make this part of my model not move during an animation?

I'm working on a model that transforms for a game I'm working on, but I've come across a problem. Below is a basic idea of what I wan his idle animation to look like. The jet engines on the back are ...
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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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Is it possible to change keyframe type icons in Dope Sheet?

Is it possible to change icon for a Keyframe type? For example I want a custom icon/emoji instead of 5 given types, given on a shortcut below. Is there any method in bpy python API for that?
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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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Multiple Render Ranges in Timeline [duplicate]

Is there a way to define rendering in multiple ranges in the timeline? For Example: I like to render the scene from frame 0 to 191 and from 266 to 400. (I don't want to render from 191 to 266, ...
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Blender 2.79b Dopesheet acting weird [duplicate]

Suddenly the dopesheet acting weird. I click at a certain place, but the yellow straight line isn't at the place I clicked. If I locrot a bone, the keyframe was created not at the yellow stragiht line....
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Is it possible to Highlight all Animation keyframes in the dope sheet and make all frames stick to a specific location, all at once?

I downloaded two animations from Mixamo and imported it into blender. Both animations are an idle animation and a random action animation. The action animation starts at a completely different ...
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Jump to next/previous keyframe doesn't work with no rig controls selected

Is there a way to jump between keyframes with no controls selected in pose mode? (I want to jump between keyframes that I see when "only show selected" is off) My current workaround is to ...
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I can't see dope sheet summary and key frames?

Please can someone help me figure out why I can't see the dope sheet summary (i.e. the blue bar where it says Stroke and the various layers underneath with the key frames etc.) Occasionally it just ...
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Keyframe Issue in blender

I have an object which is accidently got animated. I have other objects in the scene but only that particular object is moving up and down as I scroll timeline. I can see an orange line under timeline ...
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Grease Pencil keyframes vs Object Keyframes (Python Scripting)

I'm new to any sort of python scripting, but I'm trying to alter this script to snap all selected Grease Pencil keys to the playhead cursor, exactly like in this thread. Snap a bunch of keyframes to ...
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Pasting Flipped Animation Dope Sheet

I am following a tutorial on how to make a walking animation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=548&v=gFf5eGCjUUg&feature=emb_logo) and at 8:52, it says in the dope sheet to press ...
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Play animation stuck

I just shortened the length of my animation by selecting all the keyframes in the dopesheet and scaling them down (as per advice on a thread here on stack exchange) and now my animation won't play. If ...
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blender 2.8 exported animation to unity is all in one animation clip

I created 2 animations as 2 different actions in the dope sheet. When I export them to unity I can still see in unity both, but the walking animation clip contains the idle animation and the walk ...
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Insert Blank keyframes like in Flash

I am making animatics in Blender and it is turning out to be very painful. I have to draw in GP, Give camera timing in Dope Sheet. I need to know if there is any shortcut so that I can insert blank ...
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How can I combine two animations that start at different postions?

Watch the first 20 seconds of this video. Combining Mixamo Animations I am trying to do that exact same thing. The only difference is that I am taking the Mixamo animation, importing it into blender ...
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How do I mirror the keyframes if the shift+ctrl+v doesn't work?

I tried to do it but kept failing. Other questions like this were done on an older version of blender. So what can I do to mirror them if they're behaving like this? Pls help, I have a school project ...
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Action Editor bug or am I doing something wrong?

Watch the first 20 seconds of this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7FZ_O1IkxE&list=LLkDggPQwOzAPYvEEcePK50A&index=4&t=0s I am trying to do that exact same thing. The only ...
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Mask Keyframes not showing in graph editor

Blender has a masking system which is available in both the Image Editor and the Movie clip editor. The issue however is that when you add key frames to the mask, it shows up on the dopesheet but not ...
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Can I copy the animation made on the wrong object to another object?

Sadly i made an animation, but worked on the wrong object for the last two days. I added a lot of drivers, wrinkles and now I see I worked the whole time on the wrong object. The first object is ...
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NLA - Repeating an action progressively

I know the title isn't very descriptive, but that's because I can't describe it better in short. I'm having fun using the NLA editor, but I've run into a problem I'd really like to solve automatically,...
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Grease Pencil to Video Sequencer

I imported sound in video editor, cut it as needed and did animatics in sync to the sound using 2D animation tab. But when I render the same my output is a blank frame. Possibly because I am not able ...
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Cant paste flipped pose properly

I cant properly flip the pose in dope sheet. I created the 1st half of the walking sequence, now im trying to flip it using shift+ctrl+c(in gif). The problem is it doesnt even paste everything. I ...
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Why Do I See Multiple Black Specks on the Canvas when Using the 2D Animation Workspace?

I just downloaded blender 2.831 LTS, and on going into 2D Animation I got this screen with all the dots (image attached). These dots are not pixel errors. Also blender 2.82a file is not opening in 2....
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What is this black bar in the Dopesheet and is it the reason I can't play my animation?

I cant play my animation. There is a black thick bar in the dope sheet and timeline. I think this is the reason. How do I fix this?
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I can't see Grease Pencil keyframes in the dope sheet

I can't see keyframes in dope sheet or grease pencil timeline. I am using blender 2.83. How to move my strokes from one frame to another?
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Insert Blank Keyframe with Grease Pencil not working + Time Offset Modifier

I created a basic walk cycle in Grease Pencil and with time modifier looped it. Now that I am trying to insert blank keyframes to the same to terminate it, and work again in the same layer it is not ...
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Organise collections in dope sheet

As seen in the image I have 3 collections FG, Chara, Stroke. I need to organise such the the FG is at top, Chara is middle and Stroke is at bottom. I would like to do so without having to move on Y ...
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How Can I Select All Channels that Have Been Added to a Channel Group in the Dope Sheet or Graph Editor?

I created a channel group in the Dope Sheet to help organize a lot of finger bones for a character's hand, which allows them all to be located under one collapseable section. But this group consists ...
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Strange Parent motion.missing dope sheet

Teddy Bear 5Walk3.blend Teddy Bear 5Walk3.blend1 I'm trying to get this teddy bear to look around, get up and walk away. I see two problems: the EYE & NOSE rotate around the face as it's moving ...
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Can we create an Action from a Dopesheet animation?

I have animated a number of Shader Node properties and the keyframes show up in the Dopesheet but not in the Actions editor. I have tried copying the keyframes from the Dopesheet but I can't paste ...
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Keyframing for “Animate Property” Button

So I'm working on animating the weights of trackers in a video sequence. I am wondering how and where I can find these weight value keyframes within the Dope Sheet or even better, the Graph Editor. I ...

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