Questions tagged [keyframes]

Keyframes are specific frames where key points of an animation are defined by the user.

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How to keep animation speed constant between keyframes?

So, let's say we have a "speed" of 6.918m per 20 frames - 6.918 being the movement distance in the top left of the GIF below, with the movement happening over 20 frames - hence, 6.918 metres per 20 ...
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How to animate a folding carton using only the vertices in edit mode?

I am trying to animate a folding carton using only the vertices in edit mode, I find it easier for me. I tried following a video on Youtube ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyj0sJVd3Lw&list=...
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Why are my cameras not switching during animation?

I am using the keyframes or markers to switch between cameras in my animation. In this screenshot, you can see what I am talking about in the timeline It is on the default and correct camera for the ...
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Daisy Johnson ‎Seismic Energy Manipulation [closed]

Is there a tutorial recreating Quakes(Daisy Johnson - Marvels Agent of Shield) energy waves? There are distinct waves/ripples in the air when she is using her powers. Those are what I would like to ...
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2D Animation keyframe issue

I've created a small animation and started with a sketch, that part is working as it should. Now I tried to color in my project , only did one image thus far. The problem is that the colored image ...
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How can I prevent one or more bones from being added to the key frame?

Is there a method to prevent keyframing a bone even if it's selected? It would really help to prevent mistakes or to just remember what bones should be included in an action.
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Convert object constraints to keyframes?

I have a camera object that has a track to and a follow path constraint on it, which serve as a mean to animate it on a curve, and tell it where to look. However, I'm using an add-on called Flares ...
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How do I stop Blender from forcing an existing key position while I'm trying to move the object/bone to set a new key position?

How do I stop Blender from forcing an existing key position while I'm trying to move the object/bone to set a new key? This seeming position/screen refresh is slowing me down. (Note: "Snap to..." is ...
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How to add keyframe for data value with script?

I have the following script: ...
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Why do I get an “no suitable context info for active keying action” message when trying to keyframe a camera?

When I try to do it, it says "no suitable context info for active keying action". How do I fix this and deploy the camera to different angles in different keyframes?
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Keyframes - direct, shorter shortcut?

I am new to blender and I am trying to figure out if instead of hitting "i" ("s" for industry compatible shortcuts), and then having to hover with mouse and chose "all channels" etc, I can have just ...
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Shortcut for Navigating through Keyframes

Is there a way to create a shortcut to navigate through keyframes? The best I got is using the Arrow keys, but I have to have my mouse over the Dope sheet for them to function. Can I do this without ...
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2d animation export only keyframes

How to render only those 4 keyframes (just an example real test has more keyframes) Sketch_0001.png; Sketch_0014.png; Sketch_0022.png; Sketch_0030.png;
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How do I Auto-Keyrame ONLY changed values?

Even with the "Only Insert Needed" Checked, keyframes are inserted on values that do not change. By hitting "g" and "z" to move along Z axis, I only change that value, but keys are placed on the ...
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Invert the rotation value in all keyframes on X and Y axis

I'm trying to find a way to invert all the the rotation values on the X and Y axis on all the keyframes on certain bones. Is there any scrip/function that would allow me to do it all at once? I have ...
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How can I convert Grease Pencil's 'Build' modifier to keyframes?

I am completely new to blender and started to learn it for 2D animation purposes. I experimented with the grease pencil modifier "Build" but I can't figure out how to convert the animated sequence ...
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I can't scale my key frames correctly

I am trying to animate a character. I am following a tutorial by David Andrade as I'm new to Blender Currently there are 10 key frames, 1 key frame per frame. I wanted to change the timing of the ...
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Lighting Keyframes Not Saving

Recently I've had an issue with my light in a scene. Basically, I have a point light that is parented to my character so that it follows the character around. I have set the emission strength to 0 at ...
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Animation will not playback (2.7)

I'm not sure what the issue here is, but I'm sure it's simple. I have moved my model's arm all over the place and set keyframes with LocRot, but I can't get anything to playback. All I'm seeing is the ...
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I can't move/edit/delete a particular key frame

For some reason, Blender won't let me edit or even touch the blue keyframe with broken lines. It totally refuses to budge and it won't even let me delete it. The rest are fine, it's just this ...
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Flame remains stuck at armature-animated emitter's original location within domain

I've been working on an animation of sorts, and have ran into a bit of an issue with flame physics. Namely, animating thereof. While I did find help in getting the domain to follow the model and not ...
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How can I remove these red lines from my Dope Sheet?

I exported my Blender file and then imported it into UE4. I had some kind of import problems in the ue4 editor so I deleted all the imported files inside ue4. When I returned to my Blender file to ...
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What is the easiest way to get an object to move x amount of units every y amount of frames?

I've typically been doing the math manually (ie. needing something 6m every 9 frames so calculating the amount of frames I have then dividing by 9 and multiplying by 6). I'm terrible with drivers so I'...
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Camera keyframe is weird when I parent it into empty

Whenever I try to give a keyframe into the camera, which is a child of the empty parents, the location value is weirdly changed. It doesn't happen if I use it in the center of the field. Just after I ...
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Add shape key using set keyframe nodes

I just want to know that how can we add shape key data in set keyframe nodes. I have tried it using data.shapekey_path but it is showing "could not set Keyframe" error. and i have added the ...
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Keyframing problem

I'm pretty new to Blender and a few days ago I started working on my first animation. Everything went well until suddenly I couldn't add any new keyframes to the majority of my objects. The error ...
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How to keyframe Ocean Modifier Resolution?

Is it possible to keyframe the resolution of the ocean modifier if so?! How? I'm trying to create a land that will wave like its been hit by an earthquake...
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How to get rid of “keying set failed to insert any keyframes” error

I am struggeling with the NLA Editor. It seems that I am triggering a (for me) strange Hotkey, which keeps me from adding new keyframes. The last times I noticed it before saving, unfortunaltely, ...
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How do I change the interpolation of multiple keyframes in the graph editor (f-curve)?

When I select multiple keyframes in the f-curve view (graph editor) and change the interpolation to "constant", it only changes one keyframe, so how do I change it for multiple keyframes? Thank you
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When I move or scale objects, keyframes are being added

When I move, for example, my camera's view to a different place on the timeline, keyframes are being added even if I don't press i. Same thing if I move or scale an object. It never happened before, ...
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How can I edit keyframes for shader nodes easily?

I am still pretty new to blender and I would like to animate some shading factors over time with keyframes. I was able to do that, but I can not find a representation of the keyframes in a timeline in ...
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How to configure the python values to fix the facial movements of a new 3d character not originally thought to work with those

I've just tracked and saved on the timeline the facial movements of Victor using OPEN CV and following this tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY_eErKlilw The result has been good,as u can ...
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How to let softbody assume default shape again

Yo wassup, I dealt a lot of time in the past few months dealing with softbodies, but I still couldn't figure the following out: Why is a softbody unable to go back to its default shape when ...
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Light point power keyframes not showing up in graph editor

Title is self explanatory. Trying to simulate flickering light via light power keyframes but there are no points in the graph editor even though i can see them in the dopesheet, timeline etc. For ...
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Insert Keyframe menu will only show up when factory settings are loaded

Blender novice here. In Blender 2.81, the Insert Keyframe Menu will no longer appear in the 3D viewport when I press the "I" key. But pressing "I" when hovering over the Dope Sheet will still bring up ...
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Realtime auto keying framing on the timeline don't work as expected on blender 2.81

Hello blender masters. I'm trying to track and save on the timeline the facial movements of a character using OPEN CV and two custom python scripts that I found here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Blender - how to automatically stop render (last frame) when sound file ends (video sequencer)

I have an audio playing in Blender's video sequencer: How can I automatically have the render output stop when the audio has reached the end? Currently, I have to input my start and end frame ...
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key framing material slots

This has been asked at least twice with the answer being animate a mix node, or a transparency node, to switch between parts of materials. Like switching train tracks. This is a great solution, but... ...
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Where can I see and edit keyframes for texture properties?

I am pretty new to blender and I want to animate the alpha value of a texture. (Actually I want to have an object appear and disappear in a pulsating way). I need to do it in eevee, NOT in cycles. I ...
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Objects are not retaining original location in animation?

I'm pretty new to animation in blender 2.8, as I have not used Blender for the past year or two. I am working on an animation that involves the text of a logo flying around in the air, rotating and ...
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How to mute all channels in the Action Editor via script

I need to mute all these animation channels via script: I tried using bpy.ops.anim.channels_setting_enable(type='MUTE') but that fails with an error saying that ...
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How to trim down the total ammount of keyframes in a animation

Hey guys I'm currently working on a motion capture project using the rokoko studio. At the moment studio exports animations at 100 fps and can't be changed. This leaves a huge number of keyframes in ...
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Shape key values saved as 0

I created a simple animation with shape keys. However exporting this animation not working properly. After I export it in gltf2 or fbx format, the shape keys are reset to 0 in exported file. What ...
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Animation turns in to spaghetti

Made an animation the day prior and put it in the Unity game engine, and it works fine, the next day I took a look at the same animation in Blender and it went completely crazy, I can describe it as ...
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Particles system with negative frame start don't work with collider?

I noticed with particles system negative frame start, the particles are not simulated with collider during the negative frames. The bake work, but particles are affected by collider only after frame 0....
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Certain animations not recording

I'm banging my head up against the proverbial brick wall here. I'm doing an animation which is a spoof on a 1960s kids show from UK called Camberwick Green, this starts with a six sided box which ...
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Apply Bone Rotation to Multiple Keyframes at Once?

For each frame in an animated walk cycle, I want to apply an x rotation of 35 degrees to the selected arm bone. Is there any way to apply that rotation to all the key frames of the walk cycle at once? ...
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Keyframes Keep Disappearing!

I've imported an fbx with an "in place" walk cycle from mixamo.com (see below). I then parented the armature to an empty as a way of animating the "in place" walk cycle (tutorial here). My problem is ...
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How to add Key frames to the compositing nodes?

I have been following the 'Old TV intro' tutorial by the youtuber Blender Education and at watermark 28:40 he adds a keyframe to the offset on the x axis in a texture node. I am using 2.81 and I ...
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My animation doesn't render, gives as message “No frames rendered, skipped to not overwrite”

i am using blender 2.81a. I have a 240 frame camera animation, and for some reason when I press ctrl f12, it skims through those 240 frames in 2 seconds and gives a message: "No frames rendered, ...

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