Questions tagged [keyframes]

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

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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 ...
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Keyframe Transform Problem

Hello I'm making a rifle reload animation, so when my animation ends, my rifle should go default transform but when i copy first keyframe and paste as a last keyframe, i see they are not same ...
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Moving parts of a rigged mesh while creating new rest pose alters keyframed bones' position

As title suggest, the distance between legs of my character were too wide. By changing the x value and the pole angle (from -90 to -57 and -133) I managed to replace them correctly. However, other ...
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Blender 2.8 - fliping character pose in animation issue

I don't know if this has been answered already. I have a problem with Blender 2.8. I have a character properly rigged and named. I have started to create some animations like walk, idle, run etc.. ...
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Rotation and keyframes

I am working on a gun turret for a spaceship. The turret has three parts. It resembles a Gatling gun type. I have animated the barrels to start turning very rapidly to simulate rapid anti-aircraft ...
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How to keyframe child of constraint in and out

I am dribbling a soccer ball using child of constraint. In the image I would like to keyframe the ball where the arrow in drawn but when I try to keyframe it it still follows the child path, How do I ...
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Rig not moving in keyframe mode, bone locations turned green

I did something that I thought was just putting in another keyframe for one of my IK bones, but not when I move to another keyframe to adjust the rig, it will not move the mesh. There's a keyframe ...
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Can I transpose along a single axis and have the other frames in between move accordingly without damaging the animation

If I have already set up a walk animation, is there a way to advance the total distance move without editing each frame's position, i.e. can I move all the bones along the Y axis at frame 40, and have ...
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Blender 2.8 - how do I delete objects in its entirety from a scene at a certain frame

I have rigid bodies in the middle of my animation scene but I want them to disappear because I have a giant rigid body falling on top and want it to squish the other rigid bodies. I thought it'd be ...
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Making video appear mid animation

I am currently working on an animation. Somewhere in the middle (say frame 200) of this animation, a video has to appear. I use the "import images as plane" plug-in from the user preferences to have ...
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How to pick up object?

So imagine a scene. A character of mine is bending down grabbing a ball from the floor then standing up and throwing the ball. I have the character rigged and ready with the action but how do i make ...
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Blender api: How to set shapekeys as keyframe in a loop?

I am writing a simple script using the blender api (2.8) that essentially translates keyframed animation info from a rigged model to another model using shapekeys. It attempts to do this by the ...
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Rigid body bouncing ball

I have added rigid physics to my object and the floor. The object falls and bounces off the floor. How do I make this happen at a different keyframe? Currently it only does it at the beginning. Ive ...
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Should i animate the Color Setting of a lamp or its Strength?

Im experimenting with eevee a bit and i was wondering if there was any difference between increasing the brightness of a lamp by using its Color Settings or by using its Strength/Power/Energy Setting.
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Auto Keying does not respect Active Keying Set in 2.8

How can I make Auto Keying respect the active keying set in 2.8? Manually inserting keyframes with i in the viewport uses the active keying set properly. But the auto keying feature looks at it, ...
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Can I add a horizontal marker to the Graph Editor?

I would like to add a horizontal marker to the Graph Editor. I'm going to animate an integer value which represents an index into an array of meshes. I want to have a visual reference of the size of ...
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copy position keyframes across time?

Is there an elegant way to copy location/rotation date from one object at some frame to a different object at a different frame? Right now, my best idea is to play a lot with "Apply visual transform" ...
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When I make a Keyframe it won't show up in Dope Sheet or Timeline. (See Picture)

I am trying to animate the strength of an emission node so it emits a lower amount of light to a higher amount of light, however, when I right click and click on "insert keyframe" nothing shows up in ...
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Slow Playback of mocap data

I downloaded Animations from mixamo to import into my scene. In the mixamo webapp the animation plays back at 100fps. In Blender 2.8, its 7fps. Solid mode, no modifiers, no materials. No other ...
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Blender 2.8 Animation: How to select keyframes from inside the UI like in 2.79

In Blender 2.79, dragging your mouse in the middle of the frame would scrub through frames. Now in 2.78 it does a box select. In order to scrub through frames again I must drag my mouse across the ...
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Morph Camera from perspective to Panoramic

Is it possible to ease the camera type from perspective to panoramic? or is there a work around to do this? Is there a mathematical approach to this?
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How to start and stop movie sequence of image node at specific frame in python script?

I try to playback different video clips one after the other on a mesh face using keyframes. I achived pretty interesting result with changing material offset of a solidify modifier by ...
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How to match perfectly the camera with the 3D environment recreated from the original pictures of a movie with fspy

I've recreated the 3D representation of the environment that I've seen on the movie "the man from earth". I'm talking about the interior of the house and the exterior,the surrounding environment. ...
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Problems with Animation time (with ue4)

i'm using a UE4 mannequin model that i downloaded on web because it's a pain to reconstitute that mannequin bones since it was rigged on Maya. Problem is there was an animation inside that file with a ...
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Blender 2.8 camera keyframing problem

I did a scene in blender 2.8 and rendered camera location keyframing. But when I open back up the scene and relocate the camera keyframing to render another angle, it rendered the previous keyframes. ...
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Copying and pasting keyframes from a source camera to a destination camera (with no keyframes inside) remove all the keyframes from the source camera

I'm trying to copy all the keyframes from the camera 1 (called camera) to the camera 2 (called voodoo_render_cam) that's connected to an empty. What I do is : (in the dope sheet window) I select first ...
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Blender 2.8 - keyframes not showing?

I've just started playing around with Blender 2.80 and I'm trying to animate some lightning I did. Whenever I hit 'I' on the Brightness, whether it's at 0 or 1, no keyframe appears on the Timeline.
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Keyframes do not interpolate

For some reason, the keyframes I think don't interpolate. It is impossible for me to create two keyframes with different opacity in the same clip but, the strangest thing is that, when trying, the ...
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How to erase any residual keyframes from a .blend file?

This is something annoying because it always happens at some point, since I know Blender in version 2.5x I have always wondered how to delete those keyframes that are lost and do not appear or are ...
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Fixing starting location for NLA

I am very new to learning Blender so please bare with me on this one! I've read similar questions and tried the suggestions without success! I have two actions I want to merge together using the NLA ...
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How do I make an array of objects light up sequentially?

I have many cylinders duplicated with an array. The material emits light. I need to make the cylinders light up and turn off one after an other in a loop. Any idea on how to do this?
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Any way to avoid fcurves in scripting animations?

I am trying to use blender to animate spheres I am controlling with a python script. I already have the position data I want for each sphere at each frame of the animation. I don't need keyframes with ...
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Animating constrained/child objects

What im trying to do is to animate hands with pistol. When i animate it is usefull to have pistol connected to hand when i move it around. But in actual game i'll have pistol as separate object, NOT ...
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How do I simulate a rotating, wobbling and falling spinning top…?

looking to physically simulate a spinning top in Blender. I'm a moderately experienced Blender user, but not very familiar with its physics systems. At the moment I have the (rigidbody) top spinning ...
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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.