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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Why is the NLA editor permanently messing up my actions?

I've been using Blender for a few years, and I'm finally delving into making actions for a character. So far so good, until I try to start using the NLA editor - it seems like it should be ...
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How to Change Timeline Start/End Based on Current Action

Is it possible to have a specific start and end frame associated with an action in Blender, separate from the animation timeline? I am making various actions for a character, some are short cycles, ...
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How to bake multiple sounds to f-curve to the same object

So im animating a characters mouth using shapekeys and baking them to an audio clip. I want to add three different audio clips to the same character's mouth using bake sound to f curve. But, when i ...
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Copying object without dope sheet data

How do I make a copy of an object without coying any of its dope sheet data? So the new object should have an empty dope sheet.
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How can i isolate the keyframes of animated vertices?

i'm animating vertices with AnimAll on Blender 2.8, the thing is, i only need to modify a pair of vertices and not the entire geometry, while i can 'separate' the keyframes with the white cursor icon ...
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Blender 2.8: Why doesn't my grase pencil stroke have enough dots/vertex?

I am using blender 2.8 and I have an Wacom intuos pro tablet. Recently I just start using the grease pencil on blender, I draw things pretty fast so when I do strokes, it will always look like this. I ...
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Unable to rotate multiple spheres in a circular pattern

Greeting, am totally new to blender and I was trying to do a animation by circling the spheres along the Z axis.While rotating it shows correctly however after inserting the LocRot keyframe, the ...
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Simplify dope sheet

Is there a way to simplify the dope sheet to only show the shader nodetree keyframe?
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Trapped in Dope Sheet view

I've used Blender a bit, so I've been enjoying how usability has improved in v2.8, but I was in Animation view - timeline, dope sheet and view - and accidentally touched the keyboard - POW! The view ...
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Node animations don't show up in the dope sheet and graph editor

So I tried to make dust storms in Blender Eevee by plugging a Principled volume onto the world volume and a noise texture. Added a mapping and texture coordinate and animated the location on the ...
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Is there a way to automatically loop through selected keyframes?

I know I can set up start and end frames for the player to loop, but I want to know if there is a quicker way, like box-selecting a series of frames in the dope sheet and having the player loop ...
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Dopesheet (motion tracking): Keyboard shortcut to jump to keyframe?

I'm motion tracking a long shot (1000s of frames) with numerous tracks which are only valid for a portion of the footage. It's hard to discern if a track has stopped tracking because its gone out of ...
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mixamo animations transition

So I upload to mixamo and then import FBX to blender. I repeat the same process but for a different animation. I then go into blender, into dope sheet. Delete the X and Z keyframes and line up the ...
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Explanation of Blender Actions & menu options

Can anyone provide a concrete / utilitarian explanation around Actions in Blender, or a best practice workflow? For reference, my ultimate use case is exporting this model as an FBX for usage in Unity....
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2.8 how to restore timeline cursor jump to left click

in older versions of blender you could just click anywhere in the timeline and the cursor would jump to where you clicked, instead now it defaults to box select. how do I change it back so i can ...
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Zooming in on keyframes in 'dope sheet' and 'animation timeline' Blender 2.8

How do you zoom into the animation timeline so that the so that you can 'scrub' more slowly with the playhead. Im using a mac and blender 2.8. many thanks!!!
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Multiple actions in one file - how do I switch between each action?

In my file I have a rigged character and a couple of different animations, i.e. actions. In the dope sheet/action editor I can select between these, and the yellow/white dots (I mean the dots that ...
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Why the same animation in Dope Sheet acts diferent with other armatures that are equally structured

I created an animation in Dope Sheet, which works perfectly on the armature I was working on, then I tried to put the same animation on the other armatures (identical to the initial one), the final ...
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How to change Easing Type in Dope Sheet

I like to manage animation in Blender with the Dope Sheet editor. I know how to change keyframe's interpolation within this Editor, but not Easing Type, for that I need to use the Graph Editor. I ...
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2.8 - Do I still need to mark each animation action for saving?

In Blender 2.8, do I still need to mark each animation action for saving, or will it retain the animation action datablocks when I close Blender down? I'm sorta used to having to doing some extra ...
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Nothing shows under Summary on Dope Sheet and cannot insert keyframes, either - Blender 2.8 Beta

I had prepared everything, following a video-tutorial step by step, to do a little animation (with armature) of this 2D zombie character and when I go to dope sheet, nothing appears under Summary. I ...
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Motion capture animation: how do I keep the animation keyframe information for a particular pose after removing marker data?

EDIT: I'm using version 2.79b and Cycles Render. I have motion capture data for a number of markers that come from a suit in a VICON MoCap studio. I also have a number of animations of the same ...
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Change Animation parent / link?

Is there a way to "re-parent" animation data? FYI, I don't know much about this, so I'm probably using the wrong term. Basically, I unintentionally "parented" (or linked? not exactly sure if that ...
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Can't set keyframe type of mask

Switching type does nothing at all. Keyframes stay normal yellow keyframes with unneeded linear motion between. Even if automatic keyframe insertion set to extreme or breakdown. How do I hold mask ...
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Keframes aren't changeable!

If I create a second keyframe, the value can not be changed, and it always bounces back to the value of the first keyframe: View the value of the first Keyframe: Enter an other value for the second ...
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nla editor - actions snap to beginning position of next bvh file

I followed a couple of tutorials and was able to get 5 bhv files to execute one after another on a character. The problem is that the character in the file completes one action from the first bvh ...
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Confusion over animations in the Dope Sheet and NLA Editor

I'm currently confused as to what's going on with my animations. If I click the star icon to lock a certain animation and mute the others, each animation works correctly. If I have none starred, the ...
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Child of Constraint not working

The influence of the bone I created is set to 0, the animation does not work when I set it to 1 again. video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w2DARNBwQw&feature=youtu.be
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Zooming in dope sheet. Change to zoom at current mouse-position?

In 2.79 in the Dope Sheet editor. Is there a way to change the mousewheel-zoom style from: "Zoom to the middle of the track." to "Zoom wherever the mouse currently is ?" Coming from video editing, ...
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How to change the object of an animations scale when you saved the key frames as LocRotScale

guys fairly new to blender and I ran into some trouble... I worked really hard on an animation saving each keyframe via LocRotScale However now I want to change the object size but I can't... Is ...
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Problem when moving and changing object pose at the same time

As you can see in the image below, I can move and rotate the object correctly: It turns out, I'd like to move it and change your pose at the same time and I can not do that. I modified only the ...
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Keyframe Snapping Blender 2.8

I can't seem to toggle the keyframe snapping off in Blender 2.8. I'm making an animation with grease pencil and I can't do that with one frame per second so I need to toggle snapping off so I can ...
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Using blender as left click select, means right click dragging in dope sheet timeline, how to switch it to left?

im using blender as left click to select, which means dragging in the dopesheet, you have to use the right click, is there a way to switch it to left click?
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Problem flipping/duplicating keyframes

I seem to be having issues with flipping and duplicating some keyframes. I've tried using Ctrl + C, Shift + Ctrl + V and duplicating keyframes in the Dope Sheet, but I can't get copied frames to work ...
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Dope sheet summary name part is hidden

Does anyone know how I can get the name of my dope sheet things back up without restarting my entire file? The second picture is what happens when I press T. It didn't work sadly.
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How to display single channel in graph editor / dopesheet?

I ussually use hide/unhide , so for every single channel i want to solo, i have to press shift-H (reveal the selected one and hide another). But i feel it's to slow doing it over and over again. is ...
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Why the gray line is drawn between two non-identical keyframes?

I thought the horizontal bar in the Action Editor/Dope Sheet is drawn when two keyframes are identical. In my case I have keyframes with different values, but the horizontal line is still drawn. In ...
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NLA strip disappeared after I edited dope sheet - Animation no longer works

The NLA strip disappeared after I edited the dope sheet. I've saved the file and opened it again but there's still no strip. Now my armature follows the path but it doesn't do the walk cycle like it ...
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Moving of frame intervals for F-Curves modifiers

Blender 2.79b on Ubuntu 16.04. I have dozens F-Curves with Noise modifier. I use option “Restrict Frame Range” on N-panel for each of them to set particular frame intervals where modifier must be ...
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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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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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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, ...