Questions tagged [graph-editor]

Questions about Blender's graph editor. The graph editor is used for editing animated objects using F-Curves.

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Is it possible to set a global Blender preference so that all keyframed motion is linear by default?

I've been working on some animations recently, and I've noticed that I'm having poor luck with certain things, namely the fact that I don't really use Blender's graph editor very well. One of the ...
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Animation: customize bounce interpolation

I want to animate a plane falling onto the ground. It’s good to have the bounce interpolation however you are quite limited when you want to customize it, for example adding more smaller bounces to ...
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How to apply Cycles modifier in Graph Editor?

Let's say That I need to repeat current keyframes 20 times (it is not a "static" loop, as You can see: there is an offset! (NLA won't work in that case)) and in 20'th copy of the keyframes I would ...
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Offsetting animation

I have grouped together (CtrlG) aome animated meshes (9 of them) and I have used the graph editor (F-curve modifier) to cycle them through my animation but is there a way to offset them so they move ...
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Axis scales in the f-curve editor

Is is possible to decouple x and y zoom factors in the fcurve editor? I'd like to grow to y-scale without affecting how many frames are visible.
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Changing the currently open tab in graph editor with Python [duplicate]

I'm developing an add-on, that sits in the graph editor. I've just upgraded to Blender 2.78 and saw that the panel is divided into different tabs (View, Modifiers, F-Curve, etc.). My add-on is placed ...
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Set Active FCurve in Graph Editor through python

I'm trying to set an FCurve in the Graph Editor to "Active" through python. In the API FCurves don't actually have an "Active" property, but manually click-selecting a channel or keyframe on an ...
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Why dont i get curves on the graph editor?

Whenever I do an animation the graph editor gives me curves. But im not getting any curves.
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How to make an animation so that it is smooth and plays at one speed?

I tried different settings, but I haven't received the desired result. Either the animation is smooth but first it slow then speeds up and then slows down at the end (Bezier) or animation rude but it ...
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Is there a way to Move a VSE Strip without moving its Keyframes?

In the VSE, is there a way to slide a Strip (audio file in this case) left-or-right on the time axis without moving the Keyframes I've made for it?
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How can i edit a follow path constraint with the graph editor?

I made a follow path constrait with a curve, does it already have a linear interpolation so i can edit it on graph editor? i need the linear interpolation.
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How to reverse an animation?

"I'm looking for a way to reverse my animation so it is identical the other way." This is commonly asked and so I am presenting my solution.
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How to copy/paste a baked sound f-curve?

I have done a bake sound to f-curve and now I want to use the same baked f-curve to multiple properties such as size, location, emitt etc... But I can't edit the f-cure (TAB) or copy it. Do I have to ...
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shortcut to show a single channel (solo mode) in the graph editor ?

Does anyone knows if there is a shortcut to show only a single channel in the graph editor ? (eg. key + click) I always have to uncheck all channels but one to work... And that's quite annoying. ...
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Graph Editor - Moving only one side of a tangent for multiple keyframes

This is a question from a Maya user. I can't find this in the manuals, and I feel really dumb. They all take it for granted. I have a lot of animated properties in the graph editor. They all do the ...
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How to control Global transform orientation with F-curves?

As I can see whenever I edit F-curves of the bone it moves along its local axis. Is it possible to switch to global or are there any ways to edit curves in global? I found its difficult to edit my ...
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What is the purpose of the “active” toggle on fcurve modifiers?

What is the purpose of this toggle? What can it be used for? The manual page doesn't mention anything about it as far as I can see.
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Setting bouncing curve in graph editor

Is it possible to modify the bouncing and elatic curves in the graph editor ? For example, modifying the number of bounces, the amplitude, ... ?
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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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Focusing the graph editor area to a custom [frame, keyframe_value] range

I'm writing to Space types with draw callbacks bgl & blf. The area region.type == 'WINDOW' gives me the height and width correctly re 'UI', 'TOOLS' and '...
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How to convert frames between keyfames into keyframes?

goal: I would like to know, how to convert a certain number of frames between two keyframes into keyframes, for each segment made out of two adjacent keyframes. In short, how to increase the ...
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Bake sound to F Curve giving square curves? [closed]

Just working my way through this tutorial . . . Got to about 5.55 in the video and hit a snag. My soundfile loads into the graph editor, but instead of appearing as a series of curves, it shows up as ...
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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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Swap two curves in the Graph Editor

There is another question on this forum with the same title but the answer given and accepted has nothing to do with what I am asking here. What I ask is this: Suppose I have a cube rotating by X and ...
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How can I create a snapshot of a curve in the Graph Editor (like Buffer Curve Snapshot feature in Maya)?

Maya has something called Buffer Curve Snapshot in its graph editor which allows to temporarily save a snapshot of a curve and then use it as reference when doing further changes to the curve. You can ...
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How can I quickly manage visibility of channels across multiple objects in the graph editor

Say i have made an animation i want to modify. I know that i just need to tweak the rotation of every bone in the spine by rotating X on every bone across every frame. I want to maintain all existing ...
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How to move baked curves in graph editior?

I just baked sound to the animation which works fine. What I want to know if there is a way for me to move the curve of the sound I just made backwards (to - frames) so it will start half way through ...
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Export animation curve as values?

I'd like to use the Graph Editor to create animation curves for use in another software package. Is there a way to export the value of a curve for each frame? For example, I have a keyframe at frame ...
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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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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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What kind of F-curve can be used for a perpetual elastic effect of clock second hand motion?

I'm trying to animate my clock second hand with an elastic F-curve to make it more snappy like a real hand. The thing is I'm not good at advanced math to figure out the equation for its curve, so ...
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Where do I edit the the keyframes of a bezier curve path animation?

I made the camera move on a bezier circle path using the following tutorial. I would like to make the motion of the camera to be slow in the beginning and the end of the timeline, however, I couldn't ...
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Exporting animation F-curve points from the Graph Editor

I have an animation consisting of translation in X and Y and rotation along the Z axis. Each of these Bézier curves consist of points, such as the black points in the picture above. Each of these ...
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How do I subdivide F-Curves?

My apologies if this question doesn't make sense, I'm brand new to animation. I've been fiddling around with the F-Curves and would like to subdivide two F-Curves to have another keyframe between two ...
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Keyframing from properties panel and from 3d viewport creates different entry on Graph Editor

I have Bone.001 Armature selected, and I want rotate it and set a keyframe. If I try to set the keyframe by pressing I while hovering my mouse pointer over the rotation properties on the properties ...
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Rotation Path Not Shown in Graph Editor

I created a couple of LocRot keyframes but the rotation path and keyframes aren't shown in the graph editor (no, they aren't hidden).
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Curve Editor — Move 2 Handles the same time

I am quite new to blender and started out to do some animation with shape keys. That is working quite fine so far and now I would like to make that whole thing a bit more vivid. Therefore I would ...
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Why doesn't my camera have curves in the graph editor?

I've animated my camera but now I want to tweak the keyframes. However, when I select it and open the graph editor, there are no curves to tweak. Is there something else I need to do? I've used the ...
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How do you visualize changes animations in the graph editor?

This might sound stupid but I think I've looked everywhere for a good tutorial and explanation on the graph editor, but I still don't fully understand. I know that generally, it's the main animation ...
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How to add bezier curves (start and end) to a 'follow path' animation?

I added an object to a curve as a follow path animation but the animation seems too linear, I can only change the parameters of the curve as I see, how can I give it a proper start and end? (like a ...
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How can I increase the size of the handles/keys in the Graph Editor?

I'm fairly sure I've seen tutorial videos where the handles and keys are larger and therefore more visible, but I'm not finding anything about changing the size of them in docs or on forums.
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Video editing, how to make blur value a function of the time?

My goal is to make the blur filter value, size X for instance, changing while the movie plays. I want the blur going up and down in time like a sinus function, for instance ...
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How to change the interpolation easing of multiple keyframes at once?

The easing direction setting in the image above only affects the active keyframe, and when right clicked on the copy to selected operator is grayed out. Is python the only way to set this on all ...
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Graph editor for shape key animation

I have animation where object changes his shape using shape keys, and I want to make some animation smoothing with graph editor. Is there a way to use graph editor for shape key animation?
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Where did the modifiers tab go when you click n in graph editor?

At first, there was the modifiers, but after I did some more stuff (I duplicated the object a couple of times), all it shows are view properties. Help!
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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 make a F-curve with a constant and linear part?

As part of a problem I need to obtain a curve in the graph editor, that has a constant part , followed by a linear one. for instance: for the interval [0,100] the curve is y=0 for the ...
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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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Getting raw data from object track

I have a slow motion video of an object falling under gravity with an aproprete scale in the background. It was filmed from a tripod so there is no camera movement in any plane. What I would like to ...
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View Expressions curve in Graph Editor

I've animated some channels, such as rotation channels and a modifier value using Expressions. But I can't find out how to view the resulting Driver curve in the Graph Editor. I'm using Blender 2.8. ...

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