Questions tagged [keyframes]

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

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Getting "Cannot find valid keyframes to interpolate (Breakdowns keyframes are not allowed)" in 2D Blender

I'm trying to Interpolate two different keyframes of the same Grease Pencil shape. The second keyframe just rotates & moves the shape around. I keep getting "Cannot find valid keyframes to ...
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Best Practices for Game Animation

I am creating a number of animations for a player character that will eventually be exported for use in a game engine (Unity, Unreal, Godot, etc., doesn't matter which). Unfortunately, the educational ...
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I can't scale my key frames correctly

I am trying to animate a character. I am following a tutorial by David Andrade as I'm new to Blender Currently there are 10 key frames, 1 key frame per frame. I wanted to change the timing of the ...
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Graph editor showing errors

My graph editor is showing some channels marked as red, and I can't understand why. Removing the keyframes for these channels will end up in changes on the animation, so I don't think the error is ...
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Troubles with grease-pencil animation

I am trying to make a simple face animation for use in a computer game. I made one GP-Object with several layers for animation (lips, eyes, eyebrows, etc). Following problem did occur: Before starting ...
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Setting particle emission at random keyframes?

I'm creating a physical simulation of apples falling into a box using the bullet particle system and Copy Particles to Rigid Bodies code by liero. However, the apples always fall in equal frame ...
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why did my keyframes disappear in the graph editor when they show up in the timeline?

I have the camera selected, but I don't seem to get why they are gone. I also dont have the only show errors option selected.
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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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How to make keyframe animation constant?

How can I make the animation of the water go on forever? I keyframed from 1-10 and now I want it to go at the same speed forever. I know it's possible but the tutorial for it was unlisted.
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Is there a way to change the color of keyframes?

Is there a way to change the color of keyframes on the timeline? For example, I would like all the keyframes associated with the Left Leg to be Blue and the Right Leg to be Green.
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Non-Selected Object Keys Still Showing in Dope Sheet

Hello! Would anybody happen to know why this bone/control continues to show keys after enabling "Show Selected Objects" only? I have tried swapping in and out of Object mode, restarted, and ...
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Cycle through a bone's keyframes in python

So I need to cycle through a selected bone's keyframes to do some action at each keyframe. It must be independent of the scene frame range as keyframes can be outside of it, and I also must not create ...
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Unlink Key frames of two objects

I made a box (BigBox) and separate it to a two objects (BigBox.001) using shortcut P . But when I trying to animate those two objects separately, both objects are ...
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How to configure the python values to fix the facial movements of a new 3d character not originally thought to work with those

I've just tracked and saved on the timeline the facial movements of Victor using OPEN CV and following this tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY_eErKlilw The result has been good,as u can ...
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Mesh cache modifier bake to keyframes

I have such question. I made clothes & animated them in Marvelous designer, and then using Mesh cache modifier, opened this animation in Blender. And I would like to know, is it possible to turn ...
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How to move an object with changing the keyframe (for example position) automatically?

I want to make a lyrics video for a song. There is one part with the same rhythm but with other songtext, so I want to duplicate all the objects for the animation and move it to another position so I ...
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How to rig a stack so that moving one object moves all the others in relation to one another?

I'm trying to automate a stack of planes bouncing on Z, from 0" for all planes, to a factor of + 1" for each plane, relative to the plane below it. I have made each 'above' plane a child of ...
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keyframe slide on timeline

I can move keyframe for transform action but how to do it for other animation keyframes like curve bevel start or end ?? here's my code: ...
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How to set Keyframes in Python for generated Objects with data based transformations

after various failed attempts to make keyframes work to my liking in my first blender-script work I request your help 🥲 So I am working on a Dataviz: I load Data into Blender and create an object. ...
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How to change the framerate of an animation without changing the speed quickly?

I understand this is an old question and has been answered often. I'm familiar with some of the workarounds: Alter the framerate and scale your keyframes appropriately (this will mess up simulations)....
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Select keyframes at current frame with Python

I'm starting a script to nudge the frames values of keyframes from selected objects. However, I've fallen at the first hurdle: ...
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How to order/align a selection of keyframes as ones on the timeline?

What I'd like to do is most easily explained with some screenshots: As you can see I've shortened the length of the animation by ordering the keyframes to the framerate, one by one. This is a ...
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Fluid volume disappears inside of a moving object?

I've noticed that with the flip fluids addon and the built-in fluid simulator in blender, if you have fluid inside of a moving obstacle/effector, that fluid volume will eventually disappear over the ...
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Is there a way to keyframe time stretching?

Is there a way to keyframe time streching? I'm trying to make an animation with a fluid sim, and want to have a "slow-mo" effect without having to render it twice and slice it together. Any ...
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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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Rotation in Blender not working

Okay so I have a project my 12 yr old did, so the project was completed but now he wants to continuously rotate a planet. We have did practice in new projects and it worked beautifully. Here is how we ...
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Can't edit keyframes - X'd out graph

I was animating, not sure if I pressed a button but there is now one single bone - I can't select, de-select, delete or edit any of these keyframes. The graph editor has X's at the beginning and end ...
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Auto smooth the animation

I've imported some md2 Quake 2 model into the Blender (according to this site). Now what I'd ...
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decomposed my objects in other frames

In fram 0 everything is good In frame 70 be image 2 What are my mistakes?
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How to display current frame number in the camera view frame, thanks

When working with grease pencil sometimes I mistakenly add keys on the wrong frame number. It would be great if there is a visual indication to what frame I am currently on. Visual indications like ...
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I can't move the handles in half and graph mode, how do I fix that?

On occasion, I find myself unable to move the handles of the keyframes, only the entire keyframe itself. It's probably an easy fix but I'm a bit new so things such as this confuse me.
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Mask Keyframes not showing in graph editor

Blender has a masking system which is available in both the Image Editor and the Movie clip editor. The issue however is that when you add key frames to the mask, it shows up on the dopesheet but not ...
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Keyframes transfer from FK to IK bones

I am having a character animation with simple hand movements. The character is rigged with rigify and in hand movement animation, the keyframes are inserted on FK hands. Here, I would like to ...
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Tips for importing 2D Storyboards for drawing 2D Keyposes?

New to Blender coming from Adobe Animate, jumping into my first film drawn in it. I have completed storyboards and am moving into animation. Normally, I would have a storyboard layer and would time ...
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Hiccup on looping lego walk cycle

I have noticed that’s this topic seems to be a common theme but what ever I have seen on other questions doesn’t seem to help. My character starts in the middle with his walk cycle and using math ...
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What is the proper way to delete all keyframes for entire timeline including MeshVertex?

I found this thread but it didn't help. The only source i found that clears "all" animation data is ...
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I can't see object in timeline when I added keyframes

I insert keyframes in geometry nodes but they don't show up on the timeline or graph editor.
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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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Animation bug in armature: Bones not accepting keyframe

I have two keyframes that are relevant for my armature. In Frame 22 and 24. In between, on Frame 23, the armature is doing unpredictable things when skip forward from 22 (https://i.stack.imgur.com/...
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import series of csv files as keyframe using handler

I try to import a series of csv files (name_0.csv,name_1.csv,name_2.csv ....) but reading only one file which is the current frame of the scene, if we are at frame 2 thus displaying only the name_2....
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Thumbs rotated wrong for Auto-Rig Pro - after retarget to Mixamo animation. How to fix?

Please help, Ty. I searched “Auto-Rig Pro” thumb = no results. Also searched Youtube. Problem: I rigged my character using Auto-Rig Pro. (Idk if it's IK hands, no one taught me.) Q1: When I retarget ...
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Ocean modifier automatically makes time field purple and I cannot keyframe it

I am trying to loop an ocean modifier following this tutorial, but whenever I duplicate the ocean modifier the time field automatically turns purple and I cannot keyframe it. I have also tried making ...
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F-Curve Modifier editor not showing

I'm trying to use an f-curve noise modifier, but it was a bit too harsh for me. I was going to turn it down a bit, but the noise modifier was not showing up in the compositing modifier menu panel. (...
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Make objects change color during collision?

Hello there, I'm using blender to create an animation with 150 objects. These objects each have an individual material with a simple Emission node, in which it's base color (RGB) has been individually ...
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Keyframes Not Visible With Object Selected [2]

Follow-up to Keyframes not visible with object selected In short, keyframes disappeared from the timeline without losing effect, and previous solutions aren't restoring them to view. I have attempted ...
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how to keyframe "animated" of rigid bodies to multiple objects

Is there any "trick" to how I can set keyframes for "animated" for a rigid body for multiple objects? I know, "normally" you can select multiple objects and set press &...
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Keyframes not visible with object selected [duplicate]

I know this gets asked frequently, but I'm stumped. I keyframed a node property in an object material, saved and closed Blender, and then reopened it to find the keyframes missing from the timeline. ...
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How to control shader node's key frame animation curve?

I can't find the keyframes of the animation curve of the Shader Editor's Mapping Node within the Graph Editor. I can see that the shader animates with a bezier curve behavior in 3d View but I want to ...
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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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How to copy objects with delayed keyframes?

I made the red cube move for 100 frames I made a blue cube by duplicating a red cube. And since I moved the keyframe back, the blue cube moves after 20 frames But this work takes two steps. ...

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