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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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Where to find keyframes when keyframing material properties

I have made a material that moves over the object, so I have keyframed some values in the material. The animation works when rendering, but I can't find the keyframes, to edit them, in either the ...
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Hotkey for keying (Rot & Loc & Scale)

Is there a hotkey to key rotation, location, and scale at the same time? I know if I press 'i' I can then select it. But what if I want to bypass the menu? Thank you for your time!
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How to create or delete an object at a keyframe?

Beginner question: I understand that keyframes are used to tween properties, like the x position. But I want to create and delete objects at keyframes. Must I do this by making them alpha-channel ...
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Keyframe being ignored?

I'm probably missing something obvious, but it seems whenever I try to move the root bone of my character after frame 35, and add a keyframe, it's being ignored. I'll scrub along the timeline to the ...
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Clone Animation to Controller Rig?

I have a tool that exports animations to blender, but those animation keyframes are applied directly to the rig. I have a better rig setup with constraints and a controller rig. The controller bones ...
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Can I control a Particle System seed with a driver in Blender 2.8?

I am creating a series of randomized scenes for a D&D Battle Map project. I would like to do as little effort as possible, naturally, so I am trying to generate a few instances of the same scene ...
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Is there any Animall add-on alternative to be used in blender 2.8?

Animall add-on was very useful in blender. But since it has omitted from latest blender 2.8 updates, I need to know if there is any alternative add-on or Script to make me able to use the same options....
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Zooming in dope sheet. Change to zoom at current mouse-position?

In 2.79 in the Dope Sheet editor. Is there a way to change the mousewheel-zoom style from: "Zoom to the middle of the track." to "Zoom wherever the mouse currently is ?" Coming from video editing, ...
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How to change the object of an animations scale when you saved the key frames as LocRotScale

guys fairly new to blender and I ran into some trouble... I worked really hard on an animation saving each keyframe via LocRotScale However now I want to change the object size but I can't... Is ...
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get newly created keyframe in python

I would like to get a reference to a keyframe when I create it. Alas, keyframe_insert() returns a bool indicating success, not a handle to the keyframe. In my application, each keyframe may need a ...
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Is it possible to create an animation in Blender 2.8, using Python, that it's not tied to any object?

I want to create an action (Fcurve) before I have any object to attach it to. I know how to create an Fcurve directly for an object: for example, to keyframe the location of an object ...
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I got this problem with animating, when I switch frames, the pose of reverts

So I have the problem where I'm making an animation of a character walking after making one of them in idle pose. The first animation was easy, but now that I am trying to make the walking onwe I have ...
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Changing LocRotScale to just RotScale?

I need to remove the location keyframes from my walk cycle, because when I was making it I accidentally did LocRotScale keyframes instead of just RotScale keyframes. There was a post earlier about ...
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How could I duplicate these keyframes…?

Whenever I try to duplicate the keyframes for my walk animation I've already done, it does what I didn't consider though makes perfect sense - it tries to re-position the character's legs back to the ...
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Why are these keyframes longer?

I was just wondering if anyone knows why these particular keyframes are longer than the others? I can see that the tips of the yellow lines for keyframe 0 and 16 are green, but I'm not sure why.
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Keyframe Snapping Blender 2.8

I can't seem to toggle the keyframe snapping off in Blender 2.8. I'm making an animation with grease pencil and I can't do that with one frame per second so I need to toggle snapping off so I can ...
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Hotkey (or other quick way) to insert a keyframe for only one component of a vector-valued property?

I want to keyframe only the x-value of the rotation while the y and z are being animated independently. (If you want to know why, I'm making the camera continuously revolve about the z-axis at the ...
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Strange Offset Keyframe Behavior

Thanks for reading this. I'm working on an animation in 2.8 and am seeing something I've never seen before. It must be a setting I turned on without realizing it. In the image below, you can see the ...
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key frames with physics simulations

im creating a scene where i have a cloth simulation and a smoke simulation at at the same time it is for a still image (with scope to animate it in the future). my problem is this, with both ...
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When I edit a keyframe the whole armature gets warped

When I edit a keyframe the whole armature gets warped. This image below shows an armature that's unparented from its path curve. It looks pretty nice so I save it to keyframe 13 by pressing "i". But ...
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Is it possible to add key frames to initial shape setting?

when you first create a shape it asked you what you want to input for creating different variation of a shape, but one you click away those setting are gone forever. Is it possible to insert key ...
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Animation 2D all frames moves at once

I'm trying to make a 2d animation for my school project. When I was making and arranging the frame, it was smooth process first. But after a while, when I tried to move one keyframe it moved every ...
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Animating Animation node parameters…?

I am making an animation of atoms in random motion which decrease in speed along with the decreasing temperature. I made the atoms using animation nodes. Instanced sphere and added vector wiggle to ...
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Repeated animation

I am trying to animate the action of a clock escapement. The wheel is biased to anticlockwise rotation but restrained by the fork which reciprocates about its pivot. The first bunch of key frames are ...
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Delta Keyframes, how to use

If I want to keyframe a simple location change then I just set a key frame by moving the object to its initial location, press I, select location keyframe, move the timeline cursor to when the change ...
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Moving of frame intervals for F-Curves modifiers

Blender 2.79b on Ubuntu 16.04. I have dozens F-Curves with Noise modifier. I use option “Restrict Frame Range” on N-panel for each of them to set particular frame intervals where modifier must be ...
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2.8 Animation stops when copying keyframes in dopesheet

I have been searching and i've found posts that touch on this issue but one that quite covered a solution. I've got this fish and it has been animated and I am trying to copy the keyframes so that i ...
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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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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 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/...