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

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Make python script to animate vertex points of any object

I am very new to blender and python . i want to make python script which can animate the vertex point of any object (let's example bpy.data.obajects['Cube']) ...
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Numerical value of keyframe in the Graph Editor

I'm manipulating animation keyframes in the Graph Editor in Blender and although my keys are clearly marked "Value", I can't see exactly what the value of this key is ; I can only eyeball its location ...
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Delete multiple keyframes at a time?

How do you delete multiple keyframes at a time? Pressing space and having to click buttons seems inefficient.
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How do I key frame animation for multiple rigid body objects after fracture?

I want to collide an object (the sphere) with another object (the letter) that will shatter after hitting a location. The letter (eventually letters) will fly into frame and continually move until it ...
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Efficiently creating noise in animations

Organic animation in Blender looks a lot more convincing when everything has a bit of jitter to it. I'm trying to find an efficient, clean way to do this. F-Curve modifiers are the obvious solution, ...
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Auto add keyframe at regular intervals?

Is there a way to automate adding keyframes at a regular intervals? I'm mimicking stop-motion movement by keyframing the animation manually adding inbetween keyframes every 4-5 frames setting ...
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What kind of F-curve can be used for a perpetual elastic effect of clock second hand motion?

I'm trying to animate my clock second hand with an elastic F-curve to make it more snappy like a real hand. The thing is I'm not good at advanced math to figure out the equation for its curve, so ...
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Animation deflating

Hello blender community i was trying out a few things for a simple animation and wanted to copy over a keyframe and found that the animation suddenly deflates. as hilarious as it is it makes me ...
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Smoke Simulation - Bake Offset before Frame 0

Helo, i am wondering how to offset smoke simulation, treat it as if keyframes. ie. you simulated 250 frames of smoke, you want the animation to start on frame 125 (ex. fluid simulations have "offset"...
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flipping keyframes makes my im betweens distorted (graph editor)

i cant find a solution so i ask here: i got a nice rig set up and even a proper animation, but every time i want to flip the keyframes it distorts certain in betweens of the animation. distorts means: ...
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How can I copy object keyframes to a bone?

Here is a video that I made for better understanding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zIEXf2Enzw If I try doing this in the dope sheet action editor then my bone keyframe works correctly but the ...
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I can only start 1 of my 5 animations

I have several animations for this model that I was able to access previously in the action editor, but now I can only access my walking animation. Can anyone tell me why and how I can access my other ...
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On appended character keyframes are semi-visible and not saved

I have problem with my character, which I append to my file. Keyframes in Dope sheet are semi-visible as you can see in the image. When I change position of any bone of this character, keyframe ...
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Make a change to pose through all frames

I started animating before even considering the hand pose of my model, and now, when my character runs, he looks like a karate chopping maniac. I would hate to have to start reanimating from the ...
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What is the correct python code for pressing “I” and selecting LocRotScale?

I have already did a dummy test and all the rest of my code works. The only thing that fails is calling bpy.ops.anim.keyframe_insert_menu(type = 'LocRotScale'), ...
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Stopping Follow Path at the beginning

I'm mixing animations in NLA editor, and I want start with follow constraint turned off. For example, I want my character to wave, and then play the walk cycle with follow path. The keyframing ...
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How to set this strange anim. keys in outliner?

I'd like to set animation keys from python script (for automatization). In this particular case can't find command for outliner context. I need command to set keys for 'TOGVIZ' and 'TOGREN'. (Not by ...
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How do I pause a speaker object?

I have a speaker object that is playing sound. I want to pause(not just mute) the speaker (with keyframes). I could not find a way to pause/resume a speaker. Does anyone know if this is possible? ...
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Two keyframing questions

In Spine (2d animation software) I'm able to offset keyframes to make looping animations smoother. By that I mean I can make keyframes for LOC and ROT in frame 0,10,20,30(0) and then I can grab ROT ...
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Animating a Looping Soft Body Character

I started using Blender a couple days ago, after messing with Maya on and off for years. I would like to make an animation with an ending frame that is exactly the same as the first frame for a gif ...
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Having cloth physics while working with keyframes on the dope sheet

Really new to Blender here. I recently created a model that has a cloak, and I was wondering if you can have real-time cloth simulation as you're setting up the keyframes for animation.
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How to delete keyframes in the armature

some keyframes are undeletable in dope sheet. But, they can be deleted one by one in 3D view in object mode..... This is annoying... How to delete all the keyframes at once? The file is attached ...
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Simple keyframe question in Blender animation

I have a simple object (let's assume it is a cube), which can be rigged by a bone. I inserted 3 LocRotScale keyframes at t1 = 0s, t2 = 5s and t3= 10s, let's call them KF1, KF2 and KF3. Between KF1 ...
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copy curve “shape” and apply it to other keys

I don't know if the title of my question is clear enough. I was wondering if it was possible, in the graph editor, to copy the "curvature" of some keys (A & B) and to apply it to other keys (C &...
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Fast keyframe insertion

I noticed that every time I insert a new keyframe on an object using the Python API, the insertion takes more time. Here are some timings of a keyframe insertion: 1st keyframe: 0.0176 ms 10000th ...
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Copying mask key frames but different shape

can I copy keyframes of one mask to another but with different starting shape? I need to move it only in x-axis and y-axis, I mean no need to further change the shape. Just to like parent this mask of ...
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How do you access and set a specific bone animation fcurve in python ? e.g. set pinky02_L z rotation = 8 degrees

I want to access the keyframes for a specific bone in animation_data.action, just so I can reset them to a default value. My main problem is I dont know how to just access a specific bone. The ...
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How to keyframe mesh vertices in Python and export to fbx

Hi i just came from reading this thread How to keyframe mesh vertices in Python and it was very helpful, however i can't seem to figure out how to actually export the vertex animation after the ...
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How to loop material node animation?

I animated parameters of the shader nodes in Cycles, now I need to loop this animation, but I can't find those keyframes in the graph editor. Is it possible to see those keyframes in the graph editor?...
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Tweening not working

I'm a newbie to blender animation workflow and I'm using it just to make my game assets. I was following this tutorial from youtube using different makehuman rigged models. When I did Command+Shift+V ...
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Why Does my Keyframe Path Change?

Im following CG cookies bouncing ball tutorial. I seem to understand everything thats being said except for one thing. They're talking about deleting unnecessary keyframes on the X, and all we need ...
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Blender Action not working

I have a walk animation.it is about 25 frames and attached to a character from NLA editor but when i add a frame to pose after the frame time of action it didn't work. like i want my character to walk ...
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Rig in different postition when I copy keyframe information form one rig to another

Ok heres my problem. Hopefully it will probably be a quick fix for one of you. I don't really know how to take screenshots either but I will try to explain my problem clearly. EDIT ADDED IMAGE I have ...
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Using NLA actions for differentials

Is it possible to use NLA actions to store "differentials" rather than specific keyframes? For example, is it possible to make an action where each time it's invoked, it increases the current x ...
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How to animate after simple deform?

I want to animate a folding sheet: I locked the locrotscale without any bend that is at deform bend angle =0°. But when I change this angle to 90° for the next key frame the object seems to capture ...
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How to apply a property to multiple keyframes? 2D masking/strips/vse

Hi so I'm making a 2d mask to apply to strips in the vse. ANd I made a ton of keyframes for said mask...basic movement and transformation. After I made this though, I realize I want to scale the mask ...
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Keyframes won't respond to 'Cycles' f-curve modifier

I'm making some material tests with Mapping nodes, but the Y scale of one of the Mapping nodes won't respond to the Cycles modifier. The other values do respond to modifiers but these won't: I'm not ...
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How do I move animations?

I just made an animation that looks like this: It's just an unmoving shaft with an object falling through. I used a physics simulation for the object and then baked it. My problem is that the ...
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Object won't drop after keyframing animate physics

I have an animation with many objects falling to the ground and then bouncing and rolling around normally as dictated by physics. For the objects that fall starting at frame 1, everything works ...
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Cant select/move multiple keyframes even with B select?

Ok, it is very inconvenient in the dopesheet trying to move multiple keyframes but only able to move 1 - even when a batch has been highlighted orange. Per other answers Ie used the B key to select ...
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Cycles camera not folowing keyframes

Help, When i Render in CPU, or in OPenGL mode the camera follows keyframed positions. But when i use GPU, to render a animation the camera stays fixed on a location. from wherever i start de animation ...
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How do I get all the Keyframes I see other people using?

I see people using all sorts of keyframes when they push "I". I cannot seem to get these options. When I push "I", I get the following: "All Channels", "Only selected channels", and "In active group". ...
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Can I jump to the next key frame when tracking?

Is there a way that I am able to jump to the next key frame when tracking a video. Like the up and down arrow keys when animating but in the motion tracker.
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.dae model gets distorted when changing keyframe

I made a model from Adobe Fuse. Downloaded the model as a DAE.file on Blender. Put my own materials and tweaked it up. Then exported it as a DAE.file again. It seems fine when I imported it in my ...
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Impossible problem - flipping animation across x axis using IKs?

Ok, While I have tried every solution posted here (mainly the Command - C, then Command-Shift-V to copy with flipped x axis) on how to flip an entire animation across the x axis (it's a walk cycle) I ...
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Simulating Time dependent on input with python

I'm trying to create a program that allows you to input an amount of time (e.g. 50 years, 100 years, 10 years) and the script runs for that scalable amount of time but shortened (so scale 50 years to ...
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Animating Image Texture Change in Cycles?

I have a cube scene for the sake of example, but in my production, I use textures for the facial expressions of my character. The problem is, I don't know of an efficient way to animate the changing ...
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How to animate a text object's data.body property?

I would like to print one cell of a time series data array to screen for each frame. My approach so far was to try update a text object each frame by inserting keyframes, but running the below example ...
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I wish to make a smooth motion like hips of belly dance

I have moved the hip joint on a character, from center position then to a few edges of a circle, but dont know if I can smoothen the motion rather than the way it looks now which is trianglar. I ...
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How to list the frame numbers which contain keyframes in Python?

I animate with lots of holds in between each keyframe so there are lots of frames with no movement throughout my animation. I don't want to render a bunch of duplicate frames (I'd rather stretch them ...