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Questions tagged [keyframes]

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

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pose.bones.matrix does not update after frame change via script

I write an exporter to retrieve the pose bone matrix for every frame. The concept looks like this, the code is called from an exporter class via an operation button in the tool shelf: ...
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Creating a storyboard with posing

Background: I've worked with Blender a lot in the past, but all I really did was create models. I never had to use it to animate or render anything. I basically never touched the cameras and lights, ...
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Does scaling a mesh/curve object to 0 remove its render impact?

I'm currently using the latest build of Blender 2.8 as of this post's timestamp, and I noticed I can't keyframe the viewport visibility parameter (see above) in the Outliner like in 2.79. The render ...
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Blender 2.8 | How to cancel animation scrubbing

I'm using a handler (frame_change_pre) and trying to force Blender to stay on one frame while scrubbing by using scene.frame_set(frameNumber) However, while the ...
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I had some keyframeing done but them they all disapered, [on hold]

Even the text next to it dissaperd, but the sound is still there?
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How to prevent reset to previous keyframe?

Hi. I noticed that when you press undo hotkey (ctrl + z) while tweaking pose in pose mode, all you have done reset to previous keyframe. for instance I make some pose in 204 keyframe then I ...
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How to set the keyframes in order to use a macro?

I am trying to do a macro about a ocean. For that I have to set the Keyframes of the ocean in order to achieve the movement. The problem is that any code line is generated when I set the keyframes so ...
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How to unlink seperated objects keyframes?

I posted this earlier but comments don't allow me to post attachments. I want the bottom object to animate 20 frames later than the top one. They will not let me do that in the dope sheet; every ...
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Keyframes for seperate objects appear linked in dope sheet post-seperation

I'm animating curves with the Start and End Bevel parameters in the curve options. I have a letter sequence that has to repeat a tracing effect on each letter in succession, one at a time, left to ...
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Graph : Is it possible to copy the handles of an animation key?

I've always wondered if it was possible to copy the properties (velocity, ease...) of the handles of an animation keyframe (WITHOUT the keyframe value) ? I know you can copy paste any channel to ...
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Make rigid body fall at specific frame? frame_set not working properly? script python

I am trying to make rigid body objects start to fall at specific frames. I've tried using the following code to advance to the frame I would like, then import and set the rigid body properties. When I ...
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Insert keyframe for rigid body properties for object python script blender

I have a bunch of objects falling onto a plane, and want to have them fall at different frames (i.e, Object1 falls at frame 1, Object2 falls at frame 100, etc) Could anyone help me with trying to set ...
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Python - Insert single axis keyframe?

I've been able to insert a keyframe for all of the rotation values at once easily, however, I'm attempting to insert a keyframe for only the X or Y rotation values. Doing this manually is possible by ...
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How to animate translucency of a material per object individually?

I want to create a video with animated text in Blender 2.8 (beta). I have 3 words (individual text objects) of which the locations are animated with keyframes. They slide in next to each other. As ...
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graph editor motion curves in 3D view

Is there any way to get the graph editor curves in the 3D view? I know I can calculate motion paths for select bones, but it would be way easier to edit motion paths if I could just edit them as one ...
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Trying to set a Keyframe in the Curve Data tab using Python

I've been attempting to set a keyframe for the Bevel Factor Start and End of a Curve. I've tried using ...
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Multiple Animations With “Restrict Render” Keyframes

To make the question more simple, I'll give you a narrowed down version of the problem than I actually have. Say, for example, I am animating a few objects' render and viewport visibilities for a game....
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Keyframes deleted but model still 'floats'

I'm trying to redo my walking animation. I've deleted all the keyframes under the Dope Sheet/NLA Editor etc., but my model still 'floats' along when I hit play. Prior to removing everything I could ...
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Keyframe issues using 2.80

After opening a file made in 2.79b, I'm having trouble moving an object I've duplicated. After Shift-D, I move to a new keyframe, grab the duplicated object and move it, but when I release the mouse ...
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keyframing problem

When I put a keyfreame the curve changes like so: Is there a way to put keyframes without it changing like that? Like offset mode in source filmmaker?
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Object moving when changing keyframe

Hi I'm new to blender and I wanted to make a reload animation. I got the model rigged and everything but whenever I make a key frame the gun moves to a new position. Any help? file: https://www....
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Missing dope sheet keyframes

I have done a locrot on a sphere and also has pressed i on a value in the node editor. I have tested it in a blank location and the keyframes for my fac value definitely places and animates properly ...
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Keyframes not setting where I place them

I have 3 layers. I have the 1st layer animated over 160 keyframes. I am not sure as to which of the other layers is doing it but as I set a frame at say frame 20, it shows up at frame 40 instead, but ...
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Keyframes unintentionally shared between shaders (Blender 2.8)

I'm trying to animate multiple materials by keyframing the Color properties; however, for some reason the keyframes end up being shared between some materials, even though the material Name is ...
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Blender seems to reset keyframes

I am new to animating in blender and have a (what I think is) weird behaviour, which makes animating very frustrating and near impossible for me. Please watch the uploaded .gif: https://imgur.com/...
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Is it possible to duplicate keyframes to multiple bones?

Do I really have to animate all four legs of an animal one by one if their motion is identical, or is there a way of animating just one leg and then copying all the animation keyframes to the other ...
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Is there a way to restrict the operation of a driver or even record the action of the driver in Blender

I have a small animation playing and I have made use of some trajectory equations in order to obtain a more realistic jump in the form of a driver, but I also want to add some additional movements to ...
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posing armature after camera cut

I'm trying to pose my armature in a scene directly after a jump-cut. Its mostly static until the cut and i want its location and armature pose to be completely different. Unfortunately, every time I ...
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How to Animate Rigid Body Angular Motor Velocity?

I am using Blender 2.79 on Linux. I've been able to create a rigid body with two motors (angular) turning some gears (the motor velocities interact at a differential). This works as expected. The ...
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Object not moving properly after F Curve sound bake, and then unbake

I don't know how to describe it, just watch the video. https://streamable.com/pcwfx
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In Blender 2.8, is there a way to change the New Keyframe Type for the grease pencil dope sheet?

I'd like to be able to add different types of keyframes in the dope sheet as easily as within the timeline. Is there a way to do that now, or is this something that may be added to Blender at a later ...
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How to keyframe smoke particle size via python script

Hi Blender Python users! I was just wondering if anyone knows a way to key frame the particle size of a smoke flow particle system over time with a python script. For example: I would like to ...
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Activate keying set [Python]

I am trying to dynamically animate the scaling of an object. To achive this I try to set an active keying set (docs here). However this not specify the available types. I tried it with ...
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BPy set keyframe by active object only? [closed]

i have a tiny problem to set a keyframe by active object only in python console. my problem is now i have in "Object Mode" any objects select, and i try to set a keyframe by a active object (Cube) ...
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Copy keyframes from one mesh and paste onto another?

I know this is similar to other questions, but i cant find an answer. I have a mesh with keyframes, and it works perfectly. I just created another one, and it needs the same keyframes as mesh 1. It ...
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I can't rotate bones in pose mode when trying to make a keyframe

I've been watching single sapling games' tutorial series on how to make a low poly character, but when I tried to add some keyframes to the idle animation as shown in this video: https://www.youtube....
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why is no motion is occurring between key frame?

I've set two keyframes for an image to move on the y axis. Hopefully this can be seen in the screenshot i've shared: however on play back the picture is in one position set by the first keyframe and ...
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Importing FBX and OBJ into Grease Pencil to use with grease pencil animation

I have imported OBJ files into Blender Grease Pencil, with the intention of using different OBJ poses for keyframes, I have even tried importing FBX animations with the intentions of tracing each ...
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Dope Sheet mode in 2.8 : is it possible to display Grease Pencil & regular Dope Sheet keys at the same time?

Is it possible to display at the same time "regular" keyframes from the Dope Sheet (eg. camera) and grease pencil keyframes, in Blender 2.8 ? When retiming an animation, it is not very intuitive (and ...
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Keyframe interpolation results in bouncy feet

I made a very basic test model (Programmer by trade, not artist), I wrote an exporter to export the model, armature and keyframes. Everything was going pretty well until I noticed that the feet of my ...
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Python script to make all adjacent keyframes have constant interpolation

I made a Cycles animation with motion blur enabled. Whenever the camera (and scene objects) "cuts/jumps" the render is a big, blurred sweep. How do I write a Python script that changes the ...
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How to start and end an animation assigned keyframes

sorry if this has been asked already, but how do you make an animation start and end at first and last assigned keyframes rather than specify a frame number for the start and end frames separately? ...
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How can I copy strokes from one keyframe to another?

How can I copy selected stroke from one keyframe to another? I don't want to redraw it manually or duplicate keyframe, because it overlays current keyframe, I just need one particular stroke to be ...
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Rotating multiple objects in animation

I am trying to animate a drone with 6 spinning propellers in version 2.79b. I can make the props spin in object mode by selecting them and choosing individual origins for pivot center, however when I ...
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Export an animated modifier… To unity

I am trying to make a turntable diorama for Wallpaper engine, and I want to import it to Unity. But I am having problems with the fact that I used modifiers to animate leaves. I tried to bake the ...
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changing rotational axis

this setup is rotating anticlockwise like a screw (I've added the keyframes for the rotation) but now, I want to slant this set up a bit (30 degrees) when I do so, keyframed values are not working ...
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What piece of hardware handles keyframes (specifically AnimAll V-Col)

I'm finding my current system is lacking (Trident 3 MSI) when it comes to doing V-Col masking keyframes for cell/toon shaded 3D animations. Physically painting the masks in vertex color mode also is ...
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Animation Frames

I'm a bit confused with the frames when it comes to animation and how many there are in a second etc. Could someone break it down and explain it? I've read something about it needing to be divided by ...
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VSE: How to Reuse an Animation or how to Create an Animation Template?

In Short I have animated a strip in the VSE and would like to apply the same animation to other strips later. How can I do that without manually recreating the keyframes on the other strips? In More ...
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The animation on the child is not creating keyframes

Basically, my question is the title. I have a "battle" tank, and am using the "Blender Game" engine to make a simple animation by recording the movements in-game. When I move it with WASD, it creates ...