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Questions related to drivers. Drivers are used to control one property with another. Drivers can also use python expressions to give even more possibilities, e.g. *#frame/2* will give the current frame divided by two.

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Spline IK gets disabled on random frames (new depsgraph) / bone drivers get updated too late

I’m trying to get my Spline IK working. It’s behaving the way I want to, except for random frames where it looks like the Spline IK doesn’t get applied to the bone chain and the bones go back to their ...
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CUDA, 3D Hardware & Nvidia driver, my Blender goes crazy

First I want to say that yesterday everything worked fine for me. Let's start. When I launched the blender this morning, I saw this: I very quickly found a solution to this problem (Blender Can&#...
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Which driver should I use for Blender on Linux with an AMD GPU?

Which drivers should I install for best OpenCL performance on Linux? I recently tried installing the proprietary AMDGPU-PRO and they failed to install "Error kernel something". After that I tried to ...
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How can I rig a cylinder so that when it's rotated its end cap will not penetrate the floor?

I have a default Blender cylinder positioned upright atop a ground plane: How can I rig the cylinder so that can be animated to wiggle/jitter (perhaps procedurally with noise f-curve modifiers on two ...
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Can I “mute” all f-curve drivers in a single click?

I often need to review the results of my face-rig's expression animation transitions. However while drivers are connected to the bones the animation data does not change the bone's transform when the ...
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What are the advantages of separating FK and deform bones in an IK/FK rig?

In an IK/FK rig is there any advantage to having a set of deform bones (DEF bones) that are separate from the FK bones? This is opposed to a setup where you have one set of bones you make FK ...
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Blender not starting because of nvidia

I've been using blender flawlessly for a while. Then I had to install nvidia driver which are required for a ML application I'm working on. And blender stopped working. Googling around I found that ...
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What is the “standard 3-rig setup”?

The comment on this ticket states that lagging from cyclic constraints can be solved be using the 'the standard "3-rig" setup'. What is the specific setup this is referring to? Is it still considered ...
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Using drivers to animate the opacity of a strip in VSE

my final goal would be to use Blender VSE for video editing, where I'd overlay a strip over a background video when there is sound in the corresponding audio track, so basically, the volume in an ...
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How to update the dependencies of a driver via python script?

i need to be able to update the dependencies of my drivers via script, does anyone knows how to? thank you very much in advance! my script works on changing the values of the drivers , but sometimes i ...
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Why is this driver expression not working?

as you can see here the strength of the light's property shoulds always be => 0 but the expression isn't working.
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Help with implementing Shape Key Drivers

I was wondering if anyone could help me out with figuring out how to use Shape Key Drivers for the model that I've been working on for quite a while. Basically, I need my model's head to be able to ...
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Blender crashes with GPU installed

On a recently assembled computer, attempting to run the BMW Benchmark using CPU render causes the screen to flickers after a few minutes and blender crashes, while using GPU render works fine. After ...
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Using a curve's calc_length() method in a driver expression?

Recently I've dipped my toes into Blender's drivers & expression system. I'm trying to scale a road to exactly fit the length of the curve it's following. I came across this post of two years ...
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Is it possible to create a driver that is controlled by a marker?

Imagine I'm using SHOT_01 marker for camera 01 and SHOT_02 marker for camera 02 view, and I want to have Object A visible only during SHOT_01 and Object_B visible only SHOT_02 Is there a way to do ...
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How to set the F-curve that defines the bone’s Y position to a reasonable range

I'm trying to drive the control bones of the armature through the shapekeys using the method explained here,that's basically something like this : Add a driver to the bone’s rotation in Pose Mode (...
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rotating a rotor-wing by driver

I got a rotorwings (drone) that i would like to drive by a driver (distance to base-empty). the drone itself can rotate over any axis, but i like its rotors to be driven by the distance to base-empty....
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Proxy targets get messed up with custom properties

I'm not sure if this is a bug or that I am doing something wrong. Let me sketch the situation. In a library file I have an object with a custom property driving shape keys. When I link the cube in my ...
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How to have skeleton/armature change with shape keys?

I want to have it so when I change the value of a shapekey, it also moves a bone according to the value. So for example, when I change my character meshes eye width or height, the eye bones move with ...
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Is there an equivalent of After Effect's “valueAtTime()” for drivers?

In After Effects you are allowed to use Expressions very similar to blender's drivers. In a very simple fashion you can get a property's value based on a given time like so: ...
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Driver not updating when rendering animation

Have you ever experienced such an issue? Driver not updating when rendering animation, but updating when single images are being rendered one by one? Case description: I created empty, linked to a ...
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Rigging a Wheel to Turn Corners: Drivers vs. Bones

The tutorials I've found show how to rig a wheel to roll automatically, in one direction (X or Y), in relation to the location of an empty or bone. I've managed to get the wheel rotation to work along ...
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How do I make a driven bone cause its keyframe value to change?

So I developed a method to export a face key animations via BVH. Below is a character that has a row of bones over its head. They contain facial animation data, one bone per shape key. So all I ...
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Drive shape key based on relative camera orientation?

Let's say (for the sake of simplicity) that this cube with two blue sides is my character... and the shape key in question raises a few vertices on top. Whenever the camera views either Blue side, I'...
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How to drive shape keys based on the angle between two bones?

My character rig needs shape key correctives when it makes certain poses (eg. lifting the arms, the shoulders need to be corrected with a shape key so they don't lose volume). I know you use a driver ...
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How do I make a driver bone that adds value to a driver then resets to its original position?

A bone in its starting position, if you grab it and move it up it adds value to a driver, if you move down it subtracts value to a driver but once you stop dragging it and drop it, the bone ...
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Weird driver behavior on frame change

I came across some weird driver behavior and hope someone can explain this to me. I was trying to create a wheel that rotates automatically on the floor when it is moved along. (Just like real world ...
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Blender eats space on C drive

Yesterday I've had 2GB of free space on C and only after using Blender it has all gone. Can anyone help me?
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How can I insert “blend_filename” into the output node?

One thing I often do is rendering via CLI, and I like to choose EXR format to have 32bit files ready for archive. I also like to have blender saving the jpg preview to quickly see it in OS filebrowser....
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Question Using Drivers, Control the driver at specific frame to either turn off or minimize effect

I am using a driver in blender that controls a ShapeKey (ponytail moves up) I am assigning that driver to act on the spine bone in the head. so if the head looks up, the ponytail wont clip into the ...
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Select or find everything that a driver is driving?

How can I find out all properties that a driver is driving without manually checking every object in the graph editor?
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Scaling problems (using drivers or hooks)

I want to do a wooden construction within Blender 2.79. The width of the beams shall be variable (for example using a driver) but identical for all beams. My problem is that the position of the beams ...
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Why is Blender 2.78c/2.79/2.79b CUDA Rendering option not available with Nvidia GTX780Ti on Windows 8.1 OS?

Does anyone know why Blender will not show CUDA option for rendering in Blender if I use Nvidia driver later than Driver Version 388.71 released on December 20th 2017? The CUDA Compute Rating is: ...
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Entire blender is greyed out/highlighted.. or something

I haven't been in blender for over a month now and when I started it up fo the first time in a while, the whole thing is like white/grey: I get the feeling that it might be because my computer needs ...
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Problem with Material drivers for nodes properties

I'm following these instructions https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/75652 (paragraph "Setting drivers"), and also the video linked here https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/5384 video: https://vimeo....
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Rotation Value ist not the same as given in the driver output

I am just trying to set up a dynamic circular array of objects. To keep it as dynamic as possible, I want to make my helpers empty z rotation driven by a driver. The Scripted Expression looks like ...
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Rolling ball rig (drivers output the incorrect results)

I'm trying to make rolling sphere rig for my BB8 droid. I did it with drivers and with animation nodes too, but when the sphere moves on both axis it starts to rotate incorrectly. I even tried to do ...
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how to use the slider of the shapekey value for moving the shapekey and the bone connected to it

I'm trying to connect the shapekeys that comes from the manuel bastioni lab to the bones that come from rigify. Infact I’ve used two armatures to get the best from both these rigging systems and I ...
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Driver constraint addon error when it is applied : property has not been found

I used the driver constraint addon to connect the shapekeys to the bones. The shapekeys come from the manuel bastioni lab and the bones from rigify. I've used two armatures and I have connected them ...
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Maintain equal rotation on multiple objects

I am making a model with gears. I want to be able to turn any gear and have the others fallow. Using constraints or drives only one gear will rotate (and the other will fallow). Is there anything I ...
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How to drive a value with linear fcurve on both positive and negative axis?

Like for example: I have a constraint on object A, B is driving the constraint influence. If I move B in +X axis 0 to 1, the influence on A is going 1 to 0 on a linear fcurve. I want to ...
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Is there any driver expression for elif statement?

Is there any way to add if elif and else in drivers? Given the way we do if and else, here ...
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Link mapping node rotation to another objects rotation?

Let's see if I can explain this. I am trying to answer this question but lead me to a question of my own. I am using this answer from Rich and I am trying to expand on it. I have a point light (...
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Reset Curve in Drivers Graph Editor

I have a question about the curve displaying in the Drivers Graph Editor. This curve change according to the modifiers and variables I choose in the N menu, but I can also change it manually (add ...
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Is my performance affected by invisible items?

I am making a video and I am planning to have a particle emitter to shoot lasers from my spaceship. My theory is to somehow keep it going endlessly, but control its invisibility somehow, perhaps with ...
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Controlling emission strength with bone driver?

I have a rigged model where some bones which are constrained to a certain y location length. I would like to control an emission strength with these bones if possible. I've added drivers to emission ...
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Wheels wont rotate in animation but do in edit mode? [closed]

Situation, i made a wheel, and a empty-cube. The weel's parent is the empty-cube. Next for the wheel i created a simple driver. Based upon the empty cube y-axis movement : When i am in edit mode and ...
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Camera follow object and then stop in place

I would like the camera to follow an object. At frame 300 the camera should freeze at its current position and stop following. I tried using Copy Location constraint (with offset) on the camera. At ...
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Creating a driver for a tank on a circular path

I've created a driver for a tank tread using this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LovMyPoW6Ko The driver being used is rotation X of my wheel is determined by the global Y transform of an ...
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adding a delay for a driver

I have a driver on a keyshape which is controlled by an object moving in the scene. I would like to add a 5 frame delay so the keyshape changes are delayed by X frames. I am using scripted expression ...