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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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How to keyframe object visibility within an action

I have several objects each with an armature modifier set to the same armature object using vertex groups for influence. I am trying to hide/show objects during a few frames of an action within the ...
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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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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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Find identical keyframes

I was wondering if there is some sort of tool/option in the Dope Sheet that would highlight all the keyframes that has the exact same value in loc/rot/scale or just one of those in a different color ...
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Dope Sheet Proportional Edit falloff types?

just wondering if the falloff types are working for proportional editing in the Dope Sheet. All the falloff types seem to be doing the same thing. I want to play around with taking a batch of ...
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Move duplicated key frames

I have been searching heavily on trying to move the duplicated keyframes from say 25 objects and paste it to another set of 25(and doing so to copy to over 100 objects) I have been able to copy a ...
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Adding a new keyframe while working with dopesheet sets the last keyframe to the current

So I have a problem were I add a new keyframe in between a loop the last keyframe takes the new keyframe's value. Lets say I have : keyframe 1: x=0 keyframe 2: x=16 and then I add keyframe 3: x=6 ...
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Paste flip animation does not give the expected results

I am doing a walk cycle using an imported .mhx file. To do the walk cycle, I animate the legs and hand for the first frame then I paste the inverse in the frame 21 (in my case). In the first scenario: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I rename value node animation references in the dope sheet editor?

I made a simple material animation, and the animated value nodes are represented in the dope sheet and graph editors as Default Value (Value) which is not very specific, I had renamed and relabeled ...
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dope sheet — how to show two or more NLA strips (actions) belonging to one object

I have an animation set up in the NLA editor with two or more actions for many of the objects. The dope sheet only seems to be able to show one action per object. Example: I have a flower object ...
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How to copy multiple Actions to multiple objects?

Iam trying to assign "ACTION1" and "ACTION2" to several objects. This is my current code: ...
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Cant see keyframes in dope sheet

As you can see in the attached image, I add keyframes but i cannot see any change in the dopesheet. Just for info: I have 3 object selected, 2 are from another layer in the same scene and are group ...
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Keyframed bones not animating

My animation was working fine but after reopening blender and despite the keyframes with the correct values and at the correct spot being present in my dope sheet, my IK bone is not moving anymore (...
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Is there a way to offset in time a scene's animation including physics and particle caches and markers?

[this is kind of an extension of How to Offset a Particle cache in Time ] I am working on a complex animation with lots of moving parts, including multiple particle systems as well as two smoke ...
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Action Editor moves multiple tagged objects?

Hello once again Stack Exchange; Today i'm facing the trouble of animation without the use of the timeline, and onto the usage of Dope Sheets and the Action Editor. My Question is how do I ...
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Why i can't re-scale the keyframes from a keyed geometry animation on the dope-sheet?

I'm having the problem that i can't re-scale (move) the Keyframes made by keyed animations of my geometry...when i do that the animation just appears as the same as before, but i did move the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Some Values Keyframable But Not Present in Dopesheet

I'm making another lightsaber movie and this time I'm keyframing the intensity of a lens flare (because the Lens Wizard addon has a couple bugs and I cannot get consistent results with the "Visbility ...
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Dopesheet selecting multiple objects at once

So I have 7 objects that are all moving in unsion, but I need them to animate one after another. The problem is that when I am trying to select them in the dopesheet, no matter what I do, every single ...