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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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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U1Vju66vyQ help pls. the green line in the dopesheet moves wrong and not with my mouse. i want to select keyframe 40 for example, but i can only select keyframe 39 and ...
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How do I delete actions from the Browse Actions list?

I can't seem to be able to delete any animations from my list of actions. How do I delete just the ones I want gone and keep the others?
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Where or how do you find the keyframes for properties in the Dope Sheet?

I have some keyframes for the Radius of DoF on the camera. Let's say I want to change the interpolation on the value changing from Linear to Bezier or the other way around. I know I have show only ...
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Blender not playing the right animations

I made a simple block character to practice animating using armatures. I made four animations - idle, walking, running and jumping. It was working fine, I saved it and then closed it. The next day ...
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Action editor / dope sheet showing extra frame without any keyframes

As shown in the attached image, my 60 frame animation has a empty frame 61, as shown by the darker shade on the header and all other lines. How do I find what it causing this so I can remove it? When ...
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Same animation to different objects

Say I've got a dozen meshes and I want to animate some features that any mesh can have, regardless of their topology: render visibility, number of subsurface iterations, intensity of a displace ...
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Blend two actions

Say I have two acions (e.g. Walk Forward and Walk Left). Is it possible to generate a new action which blends these two actions, each having an influence of 0.5 (e.g. obtaining Walk Forward Left)? ...
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How can I display the "length" of selected keyframes (number of frames in-between)

Sometimes in the Dope Sheet, I want to find out quickly the number of frames it took to get from one pose to another. I'd imagine some kind of tool to let me specify a start frame and then an end ...
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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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Red lines in dope sheet?

I've had no luck googling for it, yet. What do the red lines in the dope sheet mean?
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Having more than more animation on one rig

On this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyI1zfvUjeM at 0:28 the guy starts to explain that he has 3 different animations as seen on the dopesheet. How can I have the animations cut into 3 ...
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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 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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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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Scaling down the keyframes

I'm trying to understand how to stretch and scale exactly the keyframes of my animation. Let's say that at the beginning my animation was composed by 66 frames that I want to render at 24 fps. Later I ...
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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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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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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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Removing Animations in dopesheet action editor

I opened up the dopesheet, and then the action editor. I pressed f, then 2, experimenting with it. But doing that made clones of the animation. How do I delete them?
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Is it possible to copy a dope sheet summary to another project?

So I have 2 characters. I made a basic walking cycle animation for the first one and I want to do the same thing for the second character as well. Is it possible do this just by copying the dope sheet?...
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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 any more. I'm not sure if I accidentally pressed some button, but this has never happened to me ...
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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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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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Keyframes aren't working correctly

I've just recently been having a problem where I set my character up, set the first keyframe at 0 but when I try to set other keyframes later on my character makes no movements. (I have all bones ...
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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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Why can't I pose my armature after setting a keyframe?

I'm trying to use the Dope Sheet to animate a model I made, but after setting one keyframe (LocRot using the i key shortcut) any attempt to move any bone afterwards results in the bone being moved ...
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Link Keyframes to Markers

Is it possible to link Keyframes to Markers? I'm at the point of creating more complicated animations and have created a number of Markers at key points in the timeline. It would seem logical to me ...
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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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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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Why does the dope sheet use (inconsistent) white for unselected / deselected?

Why does the dope sheet window in Blender uses a solid white color to indicate that a keyframe is not selected and a color (depends on your Blender theme which color e.g. orange) to represent that the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Animating orthographic scale on a camera, can't select the action in the action editor

I added some keyframes on the Orthographic Scale property of a camera to add a zoom to a 2D animation, and I can see the action it created in the NLA strip but I can't seem to find it in the Action ...
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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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How to copy keyframes from one Action to another?

I am looking for a way to copy all keyframes from Action A to Action B with time offset X using python. Any ideas?
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How can I unlock the selected channels in the Dope Sheet?

I'm using the Dope Sheet. Could someone tell me if there is any way to lock and unlock many items at once, with one click? I'm trying to select items with the Shift key. 1 see an example: But when ...
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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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Dopesheet - What is the difference between Select methods Border Axis Range and Border select?

In Dopesheet you have two border select methods. Border Axis Range and Border select. They share the same tooltip, which is made for Border Select. The manual has no info about Border Axis Range ...
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automate keyframes group to non-linear position

Can't find any information about very useful feature for animation and specially motion graphics, I will very appreciate any help (before i'm starting asking my friends to write a plugin...):
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F-curves disappeared but keyframes still work

Perhaps another basic question about a mysterious disappearance. I am using Blender to edit video, and my F-curves have vanished. The keyframes are still visible and apparently functional in the ...
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Why can't I flip key frames?

When animating, I realised not all the key frames get flipped! After selecting a column of keyframes in the dopesheet, I press Ctrl+C to copy them, then Shift+Ctrl+V to paste/flip them, but only one ...
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Key frames appear in dopesheet but not in the timeline

When animating, I just realized that sometimes when I add a keyframe, it appears in the dopesheet but not in the timeline. Why?
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Cannot insert keyframes; incomplete "Insert Keyframes" menu

When I press I in the Action Editor (with a bone selected in Pose Mode and no keying set selected), the Insert Keyframes menu that appears does not contain all of the normal options like Location, ...
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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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Is it possible to parent an object to a different bone in 2 different (multiple) animation?

I'm doing multiple animation on a humanoid who has some kind of a sword carrier (I don't knonw the exact word). And so this sword carrier AND the sword are both parented to a leg bone , but only for ...
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DopeSheet/GraphEditor : How to detect/change, with API, displayed frame range

Is there a way to detect (and change) displayed frame range in dopesheet and grapheditor using python API ? I am not talking about frame start/ frame end or restricted frame range, but what is the ...
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