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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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 not working + Time Offset Modifier

So 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 ...
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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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I can't add Channels/Objects to my Blender Dopesheet

I'm using the Blender Video editor to edit a video. I've added a Transform Effect strip, and I'm trying to change the position, make a key frame of that, then change it again and make another key ...
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How do you jump through animation keyframes in a loop?

How do you jump through animation keyframes in a loop? Currently when using the "jump to keyframe" hotkey the playhead stops on the last keyframe rather than going back to the start. I can press "...
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Cache File in the Dopesheet

In the Dopesheet is mode "Cache File". I would like to use it to mix my caches, but there is absolute no info in the manual. Is it working? How can I use it for alembic for example.
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Scale keyframes but avoid keyframe collision

I want to scale my animation, but I have a couple of keyframes that are 1 frame apart that I need to always stay 1 frame apart. I don't know if this is possible but it would be nice that in some way I ...
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How can I convert an animation into a spritesheet?

My goal I have a character with a cyclic animation and I would like to transform that into a spritesheet. What I did What I tried so far is to duplicate the character and the armature to the next ...
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How to move keyframes from dopesheet mode to action editor?

So I just learned about the NLA editor, and I think it will save me a bunch of time animating. The thing is, I made my animation before the tutorial, in the dope sheet's "dope sheet mode" ...
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Is it possible to move keys of Rig Main Properties?

I'm animating a character rigged with Riggify. I want to switch IK/FK between two poses. If I want to modify the timing, I drag the keys of my whole character but thoses keys seems impossible to ...
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Bone and object keyframe visibility

I have an animation sequence that is setup with both object and bone keyframes. How do I display both of these keyframes in the timeline or dope sheet to be able to adjust when things start and end? ...
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Object kept old properties until given frame

I edited an object (separated a part from it to be exactly), and I think my timeline was focused on frame 41, because now, until that frame, my object has its old properties (part is not separated). ...
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How can i loop greasepencil keyframes with a cycles modifier like in the graph editor?

I would like to loop 4-6 GreasePencil keyframes every spaced out over 100 frames. Usually with meshes i can go into the graph editor and add a 'Cycles' Modifier with add to offset , and this will ...
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2D Animation keyframe issue

I've created a small animation and started with a sketch, that part is working as it should. Now I tried to color in my project , only did one image thus far. The problem is that the colored image ...
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How to select animation channels using Python?

How to select channels using python?
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How can I remove these red lines from my Dope Sheet?

I exported my Blender file and then imported it into UE4. I had some kind of import problems in the ue4 editor so I deleted all the imported files inside ue4. When I returned to my Blender file to ...
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Can't save poses in my pose library? They get overwritten?

I pose my armature select all bones and save them in the pose library, do another pose and save it in a new spot, repeat a couple times. Now I got like 5 poses. If I sue the hour glass to switch ...
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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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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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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 ...