Questions tagged [keyframes]

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

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grease pencil keyframe navigation?

just have a simple issue of finding out how to jump to front or back key-frames, as I am currently typing in the number each time, but hope there is a simple short-cut / hotkey. Inside grease pencil ...
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Sprinkles are seeding when scaling object in animation

i'm scaling the icing and all the sprinkles are changing positions at every frame. I'm on the latest release as well (2.81). Is there a way to solve this? Here's the animation : Sprinkles prank ...
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How to animate a character throwing their hat on the ground?

I have a snowman with a hat. Link here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jji57qkhwe3yhhp/robotHat3_childOf.blend?dl=0 I want to animate the snow mans hand grabbing the hat and throwing it on the ground in ...
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Animation loop keeps playing when editing in 2.8

I'm messing around with blender 2.8 & everytime i am in either edit or object mode, in the initial tab. The animation loop keeps starting in the bottom window, I thought I had solved it by ...
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Change the color via python script

First thing first I wanna let you know that I'm still learning Python API for Blender and so far I can't say I know too much. I wanna do animation via Python in Blender where I'm going to spawn a ...
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Animating object transforms with python in 2.81

I'm building complete Blender 2.81 scenes from scratch in python. I'm pretty expert in python and 3d APIs in general, but new at the Blender python API. I'm stuck on setting up animations (simple TRS ...
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How do I animate between multiple .obj files

I have seven .obj files that are models of my teeth with various stages of movement. I'm trying to animate between the models so I can create 3D plastic Invisalign aligners at any point in time. So ...
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Is there a way to equalize the thickness of my grease pencil drawing over an entire scene? or per entire frame?

I drew and animated a whole scene using the grease pencil, but when moving from 2D animation tab to the 2D full canvas tab, it suddenly shows the difference in line thickness. Is there a way to ...
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dissapear on Blender animation

Simple question: I have an animation where spikes come from the floor and then dissappear where i will put a partivle system. How can i make a keyframe to the objects where they dissappear on a blink ...
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Convert physics to animation keyframe (Actions) in Blender

Problem: I am trying to create a character in Blender and import it to unity. The character is like a blob, who has no bones for animation. I create any Entry animation like this using Physics in ...
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Any way to hide faces from render on certain frames?

On my object lightning will streak across but I want to hide the frames of lighting that aren't in use during each frame. To elaborate, I will model each frame for the lighting and join all to the ...
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Smoke trail Effect - emitting from animated object and fadding over time

I would like to add a smoke trail emitting horizontally from the exhaust pipe of my moving object. I want the smoke to fade out over time/distance and to follow the motion path of my object. What ...
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Animate disable in renders property

I have an object which has been fractured, it has over 100 pieces. I wanted to animate the visibility of each piece. Unfortunately you cannot animate the disable in renders icon (camera icon in ref ...
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Why is Eevee animation render different from a single image render?

I'm trying to render an animation of a scene that I have previously rendered an image of successfully but the animation render is ignoring keyframes and some of the shader nodes but not all. When I ...
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Only render Frames with Markers (one camera only)

I've been looking for some addon or something to render only the marked frames on timeline, i found this answer here on the stackexchange Render Videos From Marker Ranges? The thing is this script ...
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Set Keyframes for Drivers

I'm trying to animate some Gears with Drivers. With the Expression '(bpy.context.scene.frame_current)/10' it works very well. The gears are rotating from begin to end of the frame range, but I would ...
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Proportional Keyframe editing

Hey guys I've been trying to get a script going for Proportional moving of keyframes to set values on a given frame (to help correct captured data). I've got an action in my scene I've started poking ...
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Video editing: keyframe values not setting

The problem I have encountered when using Blender as a video editor is that when I set keyframes the values do not stay set. Instead all keyframes adjust to a value of 0.0. The keyframes appear in ...
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How to get particles to move with object. Works in 2.79 not in 2.8 possible bug?

Seems like a pretty straightforward question. I am using blender 2.8, and had trouble for days trying to figure out why my particles escape my collision object once the collision object begins a ...
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copy/paste keyframe handles to several other keys?

is it possible to copy a keyframe handles then paste it to multiple frames ? Thanks
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Fluid Simulation

for the past 4 days i have been trying to insert key-frame for water splash on my inflow material, starting at 1 and stopping at 30 but after baking it doesn't stop at the exact point i want it to ...
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How to animate folding a paper plane in blender 2.8

I have made a paper plane by folding a flat mesh plain with a mirror modifier. I would like to animate the folding from start to finish. Is there a quick simple way to do this?
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Script to get the type (hold, breakdown, extreme) of active key

I need a python script to check if the current keyframe in the timeline is of the 'Extreme' type. How do I go about this?
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Looping baked physics simulations

I want to loop my baked physics simulation like I did in Maya with Animation Layers but can't found them in Blender. Here's a video of what I'm trying to achieve: https://youtu.be/_1j5Tf6ulII?t=266
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Set keyframes and change origin problem

I want to build this simple animation without switching to different collections. https://youtu.be/OXWZ6dNqdLc From frame 1 - 30 change origin, rotate then set keyframe locrot go to frame 60 change ...
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Paper double folding - Issue with vertices in curves

I'm still a newbie. I'm trying to make this Paper double folding animation. Though I've succeeded in making it I'm not able to import the .abc file into KeyShot. Error that I receive is "Order 4 ...
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How can I move the camera on one axis and simultaneously accelerate with sound (subbass)?

I need your help and couldn't figure it out how I'm able to accelerate the camera movement with the help of sound (bass). Is it even possible? Thank's in advance!
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Speed Graph In Graph Editor?

I have a camera moving along a path. The camera position is controlled by an animated Offset value in the Follow Path modifier. By setting keyframes for the Offset in Graph Editor I can change the ...
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How do I turn keyframed animation curves back into bezier curves?

I've been handed some files where all the animation curves have been baked down into individual frames. Does anybody know of an easy way to turn these back into curves? And if not, why not? Seriously,...
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How can I make a texture flow along a bent mesh?

My Goal is to create a texture that flows along a path. An analogy would be like liquid flowing through a crazy straw. As an example, I've created a ...
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Copy/paste keyframes between two armatures

Copying animation's keyframes from one arm bone to the arm in a different armature creates a weird result. Keyframes values, bones' local axis, alos parents' axis & keyframes are identical but ...
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Is there any way to reduce the amount of keyframes in a motion captured animation?

Im working on a project that requires us to motion capture the movements of an avatar. Ive recieved the bvh file from the motion capture, but it has keyframed every single frame of the animation, and ...
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Animating an eyelid by using a semi-sphere

I am trying to animate the eyelid by using rotation keyframes on the semi-sphere, however I cant get the rotation angle correct. The semi-sphere rotates up and down but not on the correct z-axis angle....
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How can I make physics objects react to keyframes?

I'm trying to make a few objects fall using physics, then have a ramp come up and push them away using keyframes, but they don't react to it. Is there anyway I can fix this or another method I could ...
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Is there a faster way to generate keyframes?

I'm using Blender for animation of STL files, by importing tabulated data for position and orientation. To do the animation, I loop through the data and insert keyframes for each location and rotation,...
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Keyframe on text body in Python?

I'm trying to animate a paragraph of text where each word is a separate frame. Looping through the full text can come later, right now I'm just trying to figure out switching the text from one frame ...
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Updated to v. 2.8; Why, now, all animations work except one in v. 2.79 .blend?

I made an animated scene with Blender version 2.79 and then updated to 2.8. The animations for my cameras and second character work just fine. But, for some reason, the first character is not ...
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Can we preset Graph Editor Interpolations for Elastic?

Pressing [T] in the Graph Editor with an Active Keyframe lets you Set Keyframe Interpolation - Dynamic Effects: Elastic, is a choice. With that choice come basic presets, .8 Amplitude, 4.100 Period I ...
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Keyframe to Copy One Property Value into Another

Is there a way to add a keyframe that will copy the x location from one object to a property on another object. It needs to be instantaneous, not continuous (like a copy location constraint). I want ...
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Keyframe not working

I'm new to Blender and I don't know what is happening. When I want to do an animation, first I select all the parts of the rig at frame 1 and insert keyframes. Then, I go to frame x and move the parts ...
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Adjust editbones to face vertical without changing animations

I've been working for a few months on a plugin that would convert animations to work with an older game engine where editbones have no rotation or location values. The bones are essentially all ...
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How do I attach python code (script) to execute at specific frame in the timeline?

I want to programmatically replace images every time a playing animation hits a specific frame in the timeline. If my script monitors the current frame I could use something like this... ...
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Double fold animation with curved bends

I want to create an animation which does multiple folding. (Attached gif) I was able to make single folding with the help of bezier curve & AnimAll (points) but when I make multiple bends... I'm ...
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How to set interpolation 'LINEAR' to keyframe on mapping node or similar node?

It is not clear to me how to access the fcurve of these keyframes, it is not very clear to me with regards to the nodes, I have found examples of objects. If anyone had any idea how to access it I ...
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Convert particle system to animated meshes Blender 2.8

We know the code below works in 2.79. But trying it in 2.8x it will not take effect and no error will be displayed. Anyone knows how what could be missing there? ...
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How do I move keyframes on multiple frames? v2.8

In 2.79 I have keyframes between 40 and 50 and I box select those frames then I grab 1 of the selected keyframe and drag them all to the left or right where I want them. In 2.80 I have keyframes ...
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Key Framing Multiple Objects At Once

I have a cube that I have fractured (using cell fracture) and I'd like to know how I can keyframe the animation tick box under the rigid body section. When I select all of them and keyframe the ...
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Can I add new vertices to an object on a per-keyframe basis?

I would like to have a mesh 'grow', so to speak. For that, I need to be able to add vertices at certain keyframes. I understand interpolation between keyframes would be difficult so for now, a frame ...
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Keying two armatures at the same time

I'd like to select and put keyframes on two armatures at the same time. In maya I'd drag select, and hit S to keyframe on both rigs. In blender I'm currently having to exit one armature, enter the ...
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keyframe object in and then out of scene

Imagine I am going to take a gun out my pocket and then fire I can keep the gun next the side of the pocket. How do I keep this out of the scene but then into the scene as my character picks the ...