Questions tagged [keyframes]

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

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any addon or idea for on-off animation(or Fade in and out) of lots of objects?

I would like to use Blender for construction sequence animation. (Like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6sSbazsyLw) Since the nature of construction sequence animation, I need to turn on and off(...
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How to scale active rigid bodies during simulation in blender

I am new to blender simulations and I am trying to create a simulation of a ball (active rigid body) falling freely and colliding with bunch of other objects (passive rigid bodies). During the ...
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Change text based on frame [duplicate]

I want to give an explanation in text during an animation I made in blender. However, with my current script, I only see the second text displayed during the whole animation. How do I change my code ...
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can i keyframe the position of an image texture node on the surface of a model?

im trying to be able to keyframe eyes on a model but the eyes are image textures on a surface. moving the surface that theyre on dosent work. i just need a way to move the eyes (images) on the surface....
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Animation frame-rate issue

so I copied an old blend file and started working on a new animation, but the frame rate changed from the original 75 to 30. I changed it back and made the animation but the framerate still runs in 30-...
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Facial Shapekey transfer

so I have two identical characters who have the 52 shape key face. One of the characters is fully facially animated, and I wish to transfer the animated shape keys to the other mesh. I've done this ...
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Keyframes not visible on timeline when selecting a bone in Pose Mode? — v2.83.1

Every time I select a bone in Pose Mode, none of my keyframes show up but my animation still plays. So far I've tried changing/clicking in the "View" menu of the "Timeline" editor.....
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matrix_basis doesn't set to the values I am setting it to

So, I'm importing animation data from a text file, containing the bonematrix for each frame and each bone. I am simply setting the matrix_basis of each bone and adding a keyframe, and repeating. The ...
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Keyframes are messing with my plane properties

So i have this plane that i want to spin in one direction for a pair of seconds, and as soon as i started using keyframes, weird things started to happen to the plane. First, the rotation is not ...
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How to prevent random movement in-between keyframes

I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I have literally no idea how to describe it (or I'm simply the first to ask; I really don't know). I was trying to animate the "Rain" ...
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the blue line of the timeline doesnt match with my current frame

The blue bar doesn't match with the blue line, and when I press play the blue line also goes in a very slow way It's impossible for me to insert keyframes, because if I insert a 1s animation, it is ...
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How to create a straight tube shape into a circle animation in blender?

I'm learning Blender, so I can use it to make electricity animation videos. I have been trying to turn a straight line with one end into a circle. Who knows how to achieve this animation effect?
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Problem: Keyframes snapping to the left when moving in graph editor?

Screen Capture of problem (don't think I can upload the screen capture here, so I uploaded it to streamable and embedded the link) This happened spontaneously, and I'm not sure where else to go with ...
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Handles on mask become distorted on all other keyed, feathered, frames after using Mask Tools>Spline>Switch Direction. Any workaround? v2.93.1

The first image is after clicking Switch Direction on the left and the feather is now facing outside. Every frame has a mask with this feather coming inward and I want all of them reversed. Even if I ...
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Adding a keyframe to different object inside of armature animation causes entire object to move

I have an armature animation set up. The armature animation works perfectly smoothly. I add an object to the scene, and add a location keyframe from this object to the armature animation. As soon as I ...
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Why does my blender fbx export, import into marmoset without animation?

I am trying to export this fbx file into marmoset toolbag 3 but it doesnt have animation attach on object. Here is the project https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qq8XXRGxFH6fUp6qbQT6uqqtgMN6KZFZ/view?...
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Onion skin wont show unless I draw on the frame, and only shows the lines directly around it from previous frames and won't lower onion skin's opacity

My goal is to animate 2d with an Onion skin working properly. I want to be able to draw the first keyframe, the 2nd keyframe one over, and then draw an in-between between those 2, being able to see ...
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Visual Keying not Properly Recording IK When Baking Animation

While animating something recently, I've come across something I've never seen before. I had just finished the following animation, and since I had used the spring bones plugin to simulate the hat ...
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Can I bake Shape Keys to an animation?

I have a very simple animation of a string of vertices in my scene that I have animated with shape keys. Is there a way to bake the shape key animation to my mesh so I can go and mess with the mesh in ...
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Keyframing Modifiers

I am trying to keyframe the shrinkwrap modifier so that a label appears on a surface in an animation. If I select the frame and keyframe the shrinkwrap modifier (by right clicking on the Wrap Method ...
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Converting fluid simulation to key frames?

Can you convert fluid simulation to key frames? I need to export my simulation from one blender file to another.
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Keyframe on force strength not working past frame 100 [duplicate]

I am making an animation and I need to explode an object so I did a cell fracture then gave the pieces a rigid body as active and it seems to work ok. I then added a force field force. I want the ...
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Flipping keyframe axis

I recently tried pasting the flipped keyframe of a pose to see if the problem still persists. The same problem happened again but when I looked to my bottom left of the screen, there was an option for ...
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Objects changing scale with a logarithmic function stuck at zero

I have two spheres, both have near identical function for a change in scale and both are stuck at zero unless i click on all three sets of values after they would be more than zero then let it play. ...
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Why does a child object move off when you apply keyframes?

I'm trying to animate this simple caterpillar. I have parented all of his other body parts and facial features in a medium index, to the blue part of his exoskeleton. When I apply one keyframe to his ...
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How to get actions to stay on the action editor when first person animating

Urm, for some reason I can't get the darn bones to show up and stay on the action editor, i've tryed loc roc and scaling it and it pops up on the action editor but when I when click off it, it just ...
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How to get the angle of an object at each frame

In an animation of an object how will I get the real time angle value for an object at each frame. Is there any command for that just like for the location ...
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Edit keyframes on geometry nodes

I set keyframes on the min and max value of an "Attribute Randomize" node. Now I want to move those keyframes but I don't see them in either of the keyframe editing modes (Dop Sheet, ...
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Is auto_snap's functionality publicly extant, or do I have to implement it?

bpy.types.SpaceDopeSheetEditor.auto_snap is an enum of different modes describing how transformed keyframes should behave. However, it does not seem to auto-apply ...
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Moving a Bezier handle only moves the keyframe

When I grab a bezier handle on a keyframe it only moves the keyframe. This is with the aligned bezier handle type enabled as well. To top it off, when I make a new keyframe ahead of the broken ones, ...
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Animated model does not export as animated keyframes

I am animating an airplane model for a project. The model animations look fine the way I want in blender but when I export them as fbx or glb models the animation gets crazy. find the example as below:...
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How do I get the frame number that a grease pencil keyframe is on?

So I'm writing an addon, that's honestly getting a little bit of scope creep. But as of right now I'm having trouble finding a way to get not only the grease pencil keyframes, but which frame they're ...
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Autokey-ing adds keys to every object, even those not selected and not moving

I am working on a project where I am animating a few scenes. I had no problems until this one arose. Prior, whenever I had Auto keying on, whenever I moved an object, it would only apply the keying to ...
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How to insert keyframes using a generator expression

I have a collection of meshes. I want to insert keyframes to all of them. I can obviously write a 'for' loop to do this. However, to keep the code short, I was trying to use a generator expression ...
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My keyframes disappeared and the common solutions I found doesn't (seem) to work (2d animation)

I tried scrolling up the timeline, but it doesn't show anything (I only see summary, and the rest is blank); I tried an answer that said click view -> frame all, I made sure I had selected the ...
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Graphic editor - How do I use the graphic editor correctly?

I don't know how to use the graphic editor and I need help, I want to get the result of the video but so far without success https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M43UvNCNKko This is a seven-headed dragon, ...
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Delete armature bone specific keyframe using python

I'm trying to delete a specific keyframe at a specific frame in an animation action, I've tried both fcurve.keyframe_points.remove(keyframe) and ...
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Re-align imported animation keyframes to blender frames

I've imported a motion capture armature from an fbx file, the problem is whenever I check the action number of keyframes for any fcurve they are much more than I expected from previewing the action ...
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Screw is not rotating, but wobbling [closed]

I've got two parts that are supposed to screw into each other, but I am struggling to get Blender to do it correctly. Instead of keeping the axis of rotation constant (like a screw going directly into ...
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How do I break an object away from linked data and edit keyframes?

I have a bunch of objects with linked animation data to a certain object. Now, I want to edit specific objects that I have linked animation data on. The problem is, I want to put some randomness in ...
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“Graph Editor” animation handles missing?

This is a very very very simple question and probably simply a mistake on my part but I'm asking on the part of all other people who (like me) aren't the best at animation. I have a very simple scene ...
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Keyframing Clip Threshold does not update on viewport [closed]

I'm using Eevee and I'm controlling a shader through the alpha clip threshold under Settings in the Material Properties tab. If I right click on the "clip threshold" slider I can keyframe it,...
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Rotating an animated model

I was just busy finishing my animation when I noticed in my camera view from the beginning, the model itself was shifted slightly off course from facing perpendicular to the x axis (I used ...
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How to change axis of translation

I have a pelvis on an armature that moves in this direction on the computer. I want it to move with the translation of the last picture (global)
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how to record realtime keyframes with external input for loc/rot/scale

I am trying to animate a human head with the auto keying function. This works if i adjust the values of loc/rot/scale manually by mouse or keyboard. But i'm using a plugin with face recognition to ...
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Ctrl + L Copies Animation Data, but Animation Doesn't Play

Just like the title says. I'm copying animation data from one armature to another with CTRL+L. The animation data copies over, but the armature does nothing. Any idea? Edit: My file is 275mb with just ...
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Constant Interpolation when Auto keying [duplicate]

I would like to animate using only constant interpolation. I know that I can change the interpolation with "T" or going to Timeline<Key<Interpolation, but every time I add a new ...
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I make an action editor animation using keyframes, I save and quit, then when I open it back up, my animations are gone

I am making an animation using Action Editor and key frames, I then go to save and quit, when I go back in, most of my animations are gone and only a few remain.
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How to make autokey be location only

In the keyframe menu, I've set it as location keying. This works but only if I press I to set a keyframe. If I turn on the autokey it keys for locrotscale.
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How to delete channels with nothing on them

I've heard solutions are pressing "O" or using the clean channels button. Pressing O turns on proportional editing and Clean Channels doesn't get rid of scale for some reason Any known ...

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