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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Simplify dope sheet

Is there a way to simplify the dope sheet to only show the shader nodetree keyframe?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "...