Questions tagged [keyframes]

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

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Stop fluid inflow without droplets

Apologies to bother with this question seeing there were a few suggestions the site tried to give but all of them seemed years old and don't seem to be working. On blender 2.8, I've been trying to ...
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Adding a new bone or constraint to a rig with many existing animations

I have a model with a couple hundred animations (actions), and I just decided to add a new bone constraint for a couple bones, for the purpose of IK-targeting a couple limbs to a prop for a new ...
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How to copy keyframes from one object to another?

I would like to know how I can copy keyframes or better a complete Animation to another object, so both objects have the same Animation.
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animation rotates over long angle (interpolation)

i am struggling with keyframing my 2d rig in blender: sometimes, the Rotation is interpolated over the Long angle: even though a bone only rotates About 40° between keyframes, the Interpolation goes ...
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change object position for a keyframe

When I tried adding keyframes from my second object I got this result: Result is there any way I can change specific keyframes to match the animation?
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Move object with rigid body physics enabled

I'm trying to move a car from a small surface down a ramp and then continue driving on the ground. I set the starting surface, the ramp and the ground to rigid body passive, the car itself to active. ...
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How to bake or render this animated file to alembic file? So that I can import this in Keyshot for texturing

Please view this screenshot as it is made by animation nodes so that you can have a fair idea.
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Can't undo disable render

I keyframed the render visibility for an animation. The object was supposed to not show for first half of animation and then be rendered for the second half. However, the object never appeared again. ...
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Apply scale to armature works on rest position but breaks poses

I have an animated model (link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v9ked8yl2opl2or/robotERS_channelcleaning.blend?dl=0) that I am trying to rescale. Right now the armature and the mesh are not parented (yet). ...
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Bone does not move together as they are supposed to

I am trying to animate my mesh. The bones are not catching up with each other during animation. In this case, the ankle bones are not moving together as intended (ref pic 1). I simply hit R or G on ...
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Converting parent animation to keyframes

I currently have an empty object as the child of an animated object which gives it motion of its own. I was wondering if there was a way to remove the parent object while keeping the motion on the ...
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How can I stop a cyclic animation? [duplicate]

I animated fish that are swimming in a tank with cyclic fin movement. Now I want the fish to die and their fin movement to stop, but I cant get the cyclic animation to stop without the cycle to ...
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How to paste moves to another object?

I have two objects (peoples) and I'm creating a choreography tutorial with them. I make the moves to one of the objects, but is possible copy the keyframes and paste to the another object? There's a ...
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Keyframe every bone

I am working on an animation where i used parent bones. Turns out they are in the way now. Can I clear the parent and remain the animation of the bones? When I clear the parent now, they just fly ...
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Which keyframing option should be chosen to animate movement and scale?

Which keyframe from a the following list should be used for animation of moving and scaling: List: Available Location Rotation Scaling Locrot LocRotScale Rot scale Delta location Delta rotation ...
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Why does Mirroring Leg IK in One Frame Mess Up All Other Frames?

i have had instances where copying/pasting/mirroring an ik control have caused weirdness in other frames of animation, but usually, just moving the scrubber one frame then back, or by switching ...
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How to key frame a clear action parent/child and change pivot point

I have two question on how I can key frame them. I have a scene where a wagon looses two wheels. The wheels are parented to the wagon. A driver has been added to the wheels which rotates them as the ...
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Animation keyframe - lost after removal of copy transform?

So, let's say I have 2 bones on 2 different armatures within 2 different layers. I have the bone from layer 2 armature 2 with a copy transform to replicate the exact shape form transforms rotations ...
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Hiding (keyframe) a large group of objects

I have a large amount of objects (more than 300) that I need to hide mid animation (meaning using keyframes). I could go through one by one toggling visibility and keyframing it, but I have too many ...
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Have letters fall into place on plane

I want to have my letters fall and hit the plane, bounce and then land in order to spell words. How do I achieve this?
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Can't set keyframe type of mask

Switching type does nothing at all. Keyframes stay normal yellow keyframes with unneeded linear motion between. Even if automatic keyframe insertion set to extreme or breakdown. How do I hold mask ...
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How do I select the best Keyframe Interval for video encoding?

The Keyframe Interval is set to 18 by default. How do I know if I should change this? I have Perceptually Lossless quality set. Will Blender adjust Keyframe Interval as needed or do I need to figure ...
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{ANIMATIONS v2.8} ~ FBX exporting only the selected action rather than all of them (for Unity)

MY ISSUE: when I export the mesh complete with its armature, only the currently selected action gets exported along in the FBX file. I've rigged, skinned and animated a character. Each animation is a ...
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How do you animate or otherwise envelope the noise of an animation?

Again, blender is extraordinarily unintuitive, I have no idea how anything is done or why the developers chose to set up anything the way they did, I'm just going to take a whack at explaining this ...
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Keframes aren't changeable!

If I create a second keyframe, the value can not be changed, and it always bounces back to the value of the first keyframe: View the value of the first Keyframe: Enter an other value for the second ...
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Can a bone be not keyframable?

is there a way to have bones that cant be keyframed? for example: a slider that hides/un-hides parts of the armature, it would make no sense to have that enabled for keyframing, or it could be ...
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Copying keyframes from one project/rig to another

How do you go about copying the keyframes from one project/rig/object to another. Baring in mind, that my rigs are in totally different saved files. The character I'm working on is basically the same ...
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Why there is no animation running

Started learning animation. Im making a box animation how it folds. I set the keyframe rotation location as seen below. But why there is no animation going. Where im going wrong and how it works. Any ...
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Gravity keyframe not working on render

I'm doing a 10 second animation for a project at uni. Part of this animation consists of a box falling on a button to activate it. I wanted this to start at frame 190 and as nothing else uses gravity ...
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Animation data not transfering to other objects

I've selected both objects, ctrl+l, animation data, but keyframes still won't transfer to other object. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
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Can't add keyframes to Camera in 2.8 [duplicate]

I can't add keyframes to my camera, I tried to press i and didn't work, Blender 2.8 doesn't allow that?
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Moving keyframes

I'm using Blender 2.8 and trying to create a simple animation, a jumping lamp. I was using the auto keyframing. After I had a few keyframes I noticed that one movement was too slow, so I wanted to ...
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How to show and hide an object for different animations

Is it possible to show and hide an object on different animation strips? I have an Attack strip for my character where he's holding a gun. However, I don't want this object to show in his idle, jump ...
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How to get reference clip to start in middle of timeline?

Cycles Render Vers- 2.79 I need to use a reference clip for the final action of my animation, but that action starts at frame 720, and the reference clip ends at frame 300. How do i get the reference ...
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When i transform an object, the previous key frame changes as well [closed]

The whole object moves across all key frames. I was just wanting to change the position at each key frame.
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Is there a way to record absolute position?

When using a Child-Of constraint, I sometimes want to toggle it off in an animation, but still make a new animation based off of where an object was when the constraint was active. When I do this ...
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Confusion over animations in the Dope Sheet and NLA Editor

I'm currently confused as to what's going on with my animations. If I click the star icon to lock a certain animation and mute the others, each animation works correctly. If I have none starred, the ...
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Wire-frames being rendered inside transparent objects

Im sure it's probably a render option I need to turn on or off but I have an animation where we see a crane moving a sign. As the sign comes closer to the camera, the crane disappears. I keyframed ...
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Where to find keyframes when keyframing material properties

I have made a material that moves over the object, so I have keyframed some values in the material. The animation works when rendering, but I can't find the keyframes, to edit them, in either the ...
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Hotkey for keying (Rot & Loc & Scale)

Is there a hotkey to key rotation, location, and scale at the same time? I know if I press 'i' I can then select it. But what if I want to bypass the menu? Thank you for your time!
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How to tween the alpha channel (visibility) of an object?

Edited 5/16/19. This was a beginner question, and I worded it all wrong because there was so much stuff I didn't understand. My understanding now is that before creating an animation I need to create ...
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Keyframe being ignored?

I'm probably missing something obvious, but it seems whenever I try to move the root bone of my character after frame 35, and add a keyframe, it's being ignored. I'll scrub along the timeline to the ...
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Clone Animation to Controller Rig?

I have a tool that exports animations to blender, but those animation keyframes are applied directly to the rig. I have a better rig setup with constraints and a controller rig. The controller bones ...
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Can I control a Particle System seed with a driver in Blender 2.8?

I am creating a series of randomized scenes for a D&D Battle Map project. I would like to do as little effort as possible, naturally, so I am trying to generate a few instances of the same scene ...
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Is there any Animall add-on alternative to be used in blender 2.8?

Animall add-on was very useful in blender. But since it has omitted from latest blender 2.8 updates, I need to know if there is any alternative add-on or Script to make me able to use the same options....
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Zooming in dope sheet. Change to zoom at current mouse-position?

In 2.79 in the Dope Sheet editor. Is there a way to change the mousewheel-zoom style from: "Zoom to the middle of the track." to "Zoom wherever the mouse currently is ?" Coming from video editing, ...
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How to change the object of an animations scale when you saved the key frames as LocRotScale

guys fairly new to blender and I ran into some trouble... I worked really hard on an animation saving each keyframe via LocRotScale However now I want to change the object size but I can't... Is ...
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get newly created keyframe in python

I would like to get a reference to a keyframe when I create it. Alas, keyframe_insert() returns a bool indicating success, not a handle to the keyframe. In my application, each keyframe may need a ...
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Is it possible to create an animation in Blender 2.8, using Python, that it's not tied to any object?

I want to create an action (Fcurve) before I have any object to attach it to. I know how to create an Fcurve directly for an object: for example, to keyframe the location of an object ...
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I got this problem with animating, when I switch frames, the pose of reverts

So I have the problem where I'm making an animation of a character walking after making one of them in idle pose. The first animation was easy, but now that I am trying to make the walking onwe I have ...