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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 order the objects in the dope sheet

Is there a way to order the objects in the dope sheet. I know you can move the channels up with the page up button and down with page down button. But this doesn't work with the objects, is there a ...
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How to convert Quaternions keyframes to Euler ones in several Actions?

I created a character for a game. It has IK legs. I animated its foot and didn't realize that they were Quaterinon. I made lot of actions with it. Now... as I will make more actions with this ...
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Snap a bunch of keyframes to the cursor?

I have an object with several keyframes at different times. there is an option to grab all keyframes and snap the first (or the last) keyframe to the position of cursor? (like after effect when hit ...
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Seeing invisible objects in the dope sheet

Is it possible to make objects that are invisible in the viewport remain in the dopesheet?
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How to select specific objects to make their keyframes appear on the Dope Sheet?

I have approximately ten animated objects on my timeline, but I only need to manipulate three of those at the same time because I want to re-scale them in time. How can I select the three objects I ...
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Dope Sheet: Select all keyframes before or after a certain point

I'm attempting to create a smooth motion with a camera object in an animation as it changes location between several keyframes. My goal is to select the relevant keyframes at the specific point in ...
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How can I copy all selected Keyframes?

I tried to select a few keyframes and copy them at a later position in the dope sheet, but only a single finger was copied. Probably all keyframed items must be selected before copy and paste, how can ...
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Dope sheet keyframes: select every nth frame

I've got the following dope sheet keyframes setup. I want to automate the process to select every 2nd keyframe of an object. It's sort of an edge loop selection on keyframes, but slightly different.
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When I animate, I get 10 different actions?

I'm animating a hand animation, but the dope sheet has ended up with around 10 different actions and I have no idea how to merge them:
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How to make a walk cycle loop?

I've made a walk cycle that I would like to repeat a certain number of times. When I tried to "Make Cyclical" the entire armature animation I realized that the Graph Editor's modifiers only appear to ...
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How do I delete keyframes on a plane track?

I've got as plane track and I've keyframed the corners, however I want to delete some of the keyframes...they don't appear to be in in the dope sheet or graph editor. If I select the plane track and ...
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How to duplicate keyframes?

How do i duplicate keyframes into the same object? I need this for a cyclic animation. I press Shift+D and move the keyframes in the Dopesheet, but the animation doesn't continue after the original ...
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Unwanted keyframe in dope sheet

There is an unwanted keyframe in my dopesheet. I can't delete it, move it, unselect it, etc. It doesn't seem to be connected to any object/bone. It's the keyframe you can see to the far right. It's ...
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Understanding automatic key frames insertion

In my animation, I am using the red button to automatically insert key frames. So, it automatically saves Rot/scale and location. However, suppose that I need to just save the rotation of the object, ...
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animation: edit the way an object moves by grabbing the pose in the curve editor or graph editor

A Maya user asked me if it is possible to do this in blender: slow or accelerate a movement, rotation, etc. by grabbing a frame (not necessarily a keyframe) into the timeline, the graph editor or the ...
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How can I see two objects' keyframes at the same time on the dope sheet/action editor?

I want to be able to see and modify the keyframes of just two objects at the same time in the timeline/dope sheet. When I select the action editor, it sends me to the single object. In the dope ...
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What does “Show Group Colors” do?

This toggle locates at View menu on both Dopesheet and Graph Editor. There is few information about it, and I can hardly understand the tooltip. I wonder what the "Show Group Colors" toggle does, or ...
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Render each strip from NLA editor?

I have 20 different strips on the NLA editor, and am trying to render all of them. How do I: Render each strip seperately into it's own output folder Render only active frames/keyframes Python ...
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How to change the current action on dope sheet editor with script?

I am trying to load multiple animations, I use dope sheet editor to manage the animations. I have a couple of matrices, what I want to use bone by bone, then insert keyframe one by one. My problem is ...
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Why do I have these little dots?

I made an animation in other blend file (with keyframes). Now when I imported it into a new file, the animation has one of these dots per frame intead a keyframe inserted. Why does this happen? I ...
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How can I call and edit animation keys from the Dope Sheet in Python?

I have an animation in which a forcefield blows a bunch of chunks apart using the standard physics engine. This animation was then cached for each object, and from within the dope I selected all of ...
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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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Is there a quick way to move a keyframe to a specific frame?

What is the easiest/fastest way to move a keyframe to a specific frame? In other words, is there a way to type in an absolute frame value with modal numinput (which uses the delta by default)? E.g. ...
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250+ Keyframes? How to add keyframes?

How can I increase the amount of keyframes on the dope sheet? I'm animating the rigify add-on and it won't let the green line go past 250(it just restarts). Also the keyframes after 250 are light grey ...
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Is there a way to temporarily 'ignore' keyframes on a specific frame?

In the Dope Sheet I have numerous keyframes. Is there a way to temporarily "ignore" the keyframes on a specific frame so they aren't considered when running the animation?
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Is there any way to apply a modifier to multiple objects in order to make an animation?

i'm making an animation of the objects (you can see them in the image) and as you can see they are separate objects, the thing is i want to curve/animate the objects separately with the SimpleDeform ...
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Dashed lines in dope sheet, can't edit keyframes

I have an animation of an object (just locRotScale keyframes) that I was editing. I don't know if I pressed a key or what but my keyframes in the graph editor turned from selectable with solid lines ...
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How to select a graph in graph editor

I am doing an animation and in graph editor i need to interpolate some graphs. I select the graph point by point but it is not comfortable. Is there any shortcuts to select the graph?
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Can't Edit Quick Explode

I used the preset Quick Explode (Is it a preset?), and after a while, I wanted to change it so Quick Explode happened later on in the animation so I could animate before it (like you would on the dope ...
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Where are the opacity key frames for masks?

When animating a mask's opacity, you cannot find the keyframes in the dopesheet. Is in another place instead? I've found this bug report but it's not clear if is there a solution or if it's even a ...
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How to organise dope sheet keyframes with color or strips/groups and how to change the order of displaying animations?

I'm animating a book with a lot of pages, and few objects defines a single page animation (I'm talking about latices, empties and meshes). Using NLA isn't a good way of organise this kind of ...
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How to make NLA strip rotate based on previous action?

in this file http://pasteall.org/blend/34781, i would that the person turn left and continue to walk but there is a little bit problem that i could understand that canceled the turn left action. Could ...
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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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How to delete keyframes in the armature

some keyframes are undeletable in dope sheet. But, they can be deleted one by one in 3D view in object mode..... This is annoying... How to delete all the keyframes at once? The file is attached ...
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How can I slow down or animate time?

"I want to be able to switch my scene between fast and slow motion, or have all of it go into slow motion except the camera so I can pan through." This is commonly asked for, and while there are some ...
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How can I edit greyed out Keyframes again?

I'm having some issues that some keyframes in the Action Editor are greyed out and I can't edit them anymore. I'm not sure if I accidentally pressed some button, but this has never happened to me ...
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Keyframes for Light or Materials disappear

Sometimes when I animate the strength of some sort of lamp or material, the keyframes for it appear in the dopesheet. This is useful especially when using the "display selected only" button. It makes ...
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How to re-scale bone keyframes and objects at the same time?

I'm making an animation, where a character takes an object - it's working fine - but now I want to re-scale a part of the animation to make it faster (for example, I have 500 frames and need to scale ...
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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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Key frames don't paste and flip properly or at all in dope sheet

okay so I am trying to make a walk cycle and have the first 13 frames set up with the following sequence Contact > down > passing > up > Contact and I would like to mirror and flip this animation to ...
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What does this line in the Dope Sheet mean? [duplicate]

Every now and then I see this line in the dope sheet connecting key frames. What does this signify?
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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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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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How to select the fcurve of a material

I have a fcurve assigned to a material, but for some reason it neither influences the Offset, which it should be, nor shows up in the Dope Sheet or NLA Editor. And actually, the X-Offset is only ...
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Object keeps moving between frames even though theres no frames in between?

I'm new to Blender and I had been having some problems with animating. I animated the door at the start and then I went forward about 30-40 frames I then started animating the door again. When I play ...