Questions tagged [keyframes]

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

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How do I copy one keyframe to another frame after parent,unparent and parent again?

I made a bone (A) follow another bone (B) using Child of, a few frames later I zero the influence (Bone A) and animate this bone moving away from its parent (Bone B) soon after Bone A returning to ...
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How to remove bone keyframe without interrupting location and rotation object

i started to animate body movement at first and the location and everything, and then i thought about coming back to animate the face. Now that i'm done animating the body, i went to the first ...
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Mechanical animation

I am trying to animate a missile launcher I built. All was going fine till I encountered the below problem. As you will see from the images I am trying to give the missile loading container. All of ...
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Manipulate camera track motion

I'm jumping from motion tracking in After Effects to learning motion tracking in Blender, and I've run into a problem. Following this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY8Ol2n4o4A), I've ...
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Filter View to Specific Set of Keyframes

I'm animating multiple characters and would like to filter my timeline keyframe view to just the relevant keyframes for my characters, instead of the entire dump of all of the keyframes for all ...
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Object resets to position of deleted Keyframe

I have a hand Model that I parented to a cylinder so it looks like a hand spear. The plan was for the Spear to move in time to hit a rolling brick ball away from a Spider Robot's way, simple and ...
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Start "Track To" at a later frame

I would like to start the "Track To" after a random time and stop it after a random number of frames. Can anyone help me with this?
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Delete Keyframe hot key not working

Hey I just downloaded Blender 3.1.2 and I am trying to use (Alt+I) to delete a keyframe while in the 3D viewport but nothing is happening. It would really speed things up if I didn't have to go to the ...
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How to delete a keyframe of an object at a specific frame with python?

Say I have an cube that has keyframes baked already. Using python scripting, is it possible to do something like object.delete_keyframe(frame=1), which deletes all keyframes of that object at frame 1?
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Getting keyframes from an armature animation

For the game I am working on I cannot use armatures, just keyframes. The armature IK driven animation for the tube below works perfectly, but any attempt to bake it has failed. Any clue about ...
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Make walk cycle easier?

I don't know how to post a visual of this so I'll try to explain it as best as I can. I'm trying to animate a character walking from one location to another. I've been manually posing the character ...
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How do I keyframe a shader node?

I want to keyframe this value to change, how might I do that?
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How do I correctly append object constraints and keyframes?

When I append a landing platform that I animated and added object constraints to (child of) into a new file everything is there from textures, keyframes to object constraints, but when select ...
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Offset an animation fcurve in python?

I want to offset an entire range of keyframes (all) in an individual animation fcurve using python. Is there an operator or function that will do this without needing to iterate through the keyframes ...
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How to put a keyframe on render visibility through python on blender

I'm trying to automate an application that involves a lot of objects appearing and disappearing, then a thought in using python to do this bot I don't know the specific command to create a keyframe ...
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How to delete animation's keyframes in blender?

I'd like to remove all keyframes to make an animation pose, but it doesn't work at dopesheet and timeline. How could I solve this problem?
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How can I stop Blender from altering my model poses?

Where do these keyframes keep coming from? Why does it always stop at 100? Auto keying has been disabled the whole time and Blender eventually gets rid of some of my desired bone positions when I do ...
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Blender crashes when inserting a keyframe via Python

I'm trying to programmatically vary the strength of an Emission surface and insert keyframes in Blender. I can vary the strength of an the emission, but when I try to insert a keyframe the software ...
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How to do a blinking animation similar to this? [duplicate]

So I want to create a blinking animation like this and it looks as if instead of making the eye a mesh its a texture where he has 3-4 seperate images that he probaby keyframes to make the character ...
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How to animate and skip in between?

I apologize if my question didn't make sense, not sure how to word this. So essentially I am creating an animation in a scene but to be placed in a video where it will skip scenes of the character. To ...
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Copy or save keyframes /animations

I'm looking to see if there's a way or add on to save a set of keyframes to re use later in blender 3.0? In after effects, they have a feature called animation presets. Basically, I'm doing a simple ...
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how to insert keyframe to all frames?

I insert keyframe at 1 and at 20. I want to insert keyframes at each frames from 1 to 20 how to insert keyframe to all frames?
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Child objects not rotating with parent object

I made some flower petals and I want them to rotate in a circle around my sphere so I parented them to an empty and tried rotating it 360 degrees but my child objects (the petals) arent rotating at ...
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Why are my camera keyframes so sharp?

Why are they so sharp? I've tried typing T and making it a Bezier but the only one handle appears
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How do i pick a start and end frame to scale key frames?

I'm making a visualizer for my own music. I find sometimes when I do this, the keyframes come out as if my audio was slowed down 300% or so. I think this is just a glitch because the geometry of what ...
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How to show before and after images of moving parts on a model?

I am a bit of newbie to Blender and I am not sure if I am wording this question right, Anyway I have a project ( A Mech) where I want to show stuff like the images in this link. https://www.artstation....
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Set Keyframe interpolation 'CONSTANT' while setting a keyframe in blender python

I want to set keyframe interpolation 'CONSTANT' while setting a keyframe. I have this, https://docs.blender.org/api/current/bpy.types.Keyframe.html but I don't know where should I add the line in the ...
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How to add an image as a single key frame

I am working on a 2d animation in which i had to import images from photoshop in order to create moving bg. I am importing image as planes, but it's applied to entire timeline. I want it to be applied ...
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Render view is not the same as camera view

Newbie question here, apologies if this has been answered in previous posts I couldn't find an answer to my particular issue even in my searching and testing. I'm using blender for the first time, and ...
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Is there a way to reverse dope sheet frames for a reversed animation?

so I made this figure and make it dance for around 230 frames. The problem is that I need more animation time to film longer with the camera, therefore I need more frames. The animation jumps back to ...
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How to get rid of animated value or "purple value"

I animated an object location with #frames, now I want to delete it, how?
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How can I condense an animation into fewer frames, thereby speeding it up?

I have a scene with a large number of objects, each with a looping animation. Most of them have the exact same animation, and it loops through 21 frames. I have other figures I want to add, also ...
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Keyframing geometry nodes with custom properties

I have a problem with geometry nodes and panel. I use context.active_object and if I create many instances with my addon … only the active object gets the effect. I’m wondering, is it possible to ...
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Scale keyframes from the first frame using Blender Python

I have got a cube with 3 keyframes on frame 1, 24 and 48. I want to scale the keyframes, but it scales from the center of the selected keyframes that is Frame 24. How can I set the scaling to start ...
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How to Duplicate Object and Randomize Specific Animation Feature?

so I have these characters that are doing the same movement, but I want them to blink at random times. Is there a special way I can control the blinking to occur at different key frames without having ...
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Keyframing custom properties in panel not working

I'm basically going nuts over this one.. well, I am actually I'm trying to add keyframe/#frame from my addons panel. I have created custom properties on the property group and everything is working as ...
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How to Rotate Object 180 Degrees then Reset and Repeat Infinitely like a falling domino?

So I want to make this animation effect where the object falls forward 180 degrees on the x-axis, then right when it hits 180 degrees, it resets to the original position and falls forward again 180 ...
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Is there a way to automatically adjust keyframes to accommodate change in fps? [duplicate]

I have several animations that I would like to change from 30 to 60 fps and I'm wondering if there is a Blender tool or add-on that will proportionally adjust all the keyframes in a project to ...
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Python select keyframes at the current frame

I'm creating a script to automate copying keyframes of an object, I'm using bpy.ops.screen.keyframe_jump(next=True) to jump to next keyframe, what I need as a next ...
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Is it possible to copy keyframes infinitely across a specific frame rate?

So I made a copy of my animation to another character and now i have to go in every 5 frames to change a specific position. Is there an easier way to just copy this specific frame across my entire ...
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Dope sheet not showing keyframes for some objects

Blender version: 3.0.1 Update: I raised a bug for this, since it looks like a usability problem/bug to me, however I keep it here just for reference. I have objects for which I have keyframes for ...
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How to cut strips and keep the keyframes in the VSE?

I have two strips, A and B, which I want to smoothly switch between from time to time, so I keyframed the opacity on both strips, like this: This is what that looks like in the Graph Editor: But ...
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When rotating the body of my character arms just disconnect entirely, why does this happen?

I have my character rigged, all I want it to do is a 360 degree spin in place. I joined the arms and hands to the body so I can keyframe the rotation but when I did that this happens: Same issue ...
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Add rotating keyframes using R? Not letting me rotate my character when I use "Transform" on the side bar

So I want my character to spin in place and I tried selecting every individual object/clothes/body part (ctrl+a) basically and using transform but it only rotates one piece of it rather then the ...
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Is Time Stretching the same as Time Remapping?

I have a 1400 frame animation at 30 fps and I want to change it to 60 fps while maintaining the relative placement of keyframes. I found a 2021 video that shows how to use the Time Remapping options ...
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I want to delete this animation

I need help since I am new to blender. I am not sure which button I press but I accidentally created an animation with multiple balls falling around the body. I see these red lines in the timeframes ...
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How to duplicate an animated object, to have separate animations?

I have modelled a garage door, five flaps that rise 'up and over'. I laboriously set key frames for five 'Empty's; each flap is parented to its Empty, the Position and Rotation use Delta Transforms. ...
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Keyframe of object property is saved but not applied to model (MB-Lab)

I have a human model from MB-Lab and I need to change the character mass over time. I can change the mass and save the value for a frame i and when scrubbing ...
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Blender crashes when iterating over collection.all_objects

When I try to set a keyframe for every object in a collection with the script below, blender immediately crashes. I'm running this on a host-collection with 30 objects in it, so I don't think this ...
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Cube with independent faces explode and rotate?

This is another newb question but I've run out of ideas. Create a default cube, separate all 6 faces out into individual objects. Edit: I want to key frame all six faces to to rotate X 180 However, I ...
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