Questions tagged [keyframes]

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

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What are the hotkeys to navigate the timeline?

I am looking for a way to move the timeline a specific amount, scroll, etc. even if the Timeline window is not open. Is this possible?
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Rigid/Cloth Simulation freezes at frame 250

Any idea of why my viewport preview of the simulation stops at 250 frames? (as you can see on the orange line on the timeline) Am I maybe missing any kind of configuration?.. It's a rigid body ...
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Low FPS on Animation Playback

I have a question about animation "best practices": If I want to render my animation at 24 fps, does that mean I also need my animation preview/playback window to run at 24 fps? Some details: I've ...
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How can I modify the frame rate without changing overall animation speed?

How can I change the animation fps when I already have finished making an animation? I already did an animation and I don't want spend some time recalculating the time by hand, is there a easy way to ...
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Keying set failed to insert any keyframes

When pressing I, I now receive: keying set failed to insert any keyframes. No idea why pressing I doesn't work anymore. What did I do wrong? (I've upgraded from 2.71 to 2.72 and it stops working)....
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How can I make a "Movie Clip" node start at a certain frame of the scene?

When I use "Movie Clip" node in Blender 2.7, it always starts at Scene Frame 1. How can I change it in order to make it start at Frame 6, for instance? The movie clip I am using is a Movie FX for ...
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What is a keying set and how does it fit into the animation workflow?

I'm having trouble finding a good, newbie friendly description of what a keying set is exactly and how it fits into the animation workflow. I first discovered keying sets when trying to add a keyframe ...
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How to convert Quaternions keyframes to Euler ones in several Actions?

I created a character for a game. It has IK legs. I animated its foot and didn't realize that they were Quaterinon. I made lot of actions with it. Now... as I will make more actions with this ...
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How to keyframe mesh vertices in Python

I'm updating all the vertex coordinates of a mesh frame-by-frame in python and need to animate but can not figure out how. Here is a small abstracted script - the python isn't pretty, but it makes an ...
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Apply scale on all keyframes

I want to scale down an animated model and apply scale. The problem is that when applying the scale to the armature, the keyframes remain unchanged, so their location/scale is incorrect. Is there a ...
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Animation with no smoothing between keyframes

Most 2D animation software can render the animation 'frame-by-frame'. There are no smooth transitions between each frame, and each frame after is usually blank, and the artist re-draws the scene, a ...
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Keyframes disappeared in the timeline - How do I get them back?

I guess I pressed a hotkey by accident and my keyframes disappeared for whatever reason. As far as I can tell the keyframes are hidden by the frame numbers numbers: The animation still works, I can ...
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How do you animate image texture materials in blender cycles with keyframes?

I have an image texture material on a mesh already in blender cycles 2.75... I was wondering how to change the material with keyframes so it changes to different pictures in the animation... I tried ...
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Move multiple strips in the Video Sequence Editor

I'd read elsewhere that in the dope sheet I could type A to select all, and then G and a Number. But that doesn't seem to do anything. Is there a Insert frames command, or something like that? Can I ...
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How to change the speed of an animation?

Okay so after looking around and not finding anything helpful on the matter, I'm going to ask here. Basically what I want to do is speed up my animation of my model walking. Right now it's 39 frames ...
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How to move keyframes using Python?

Is there a way to move a keyframe using Python (change the frame at which the keyframe is set)? The keyframe already exists. I need to access it and move it, with the script.
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Inserting frames into time line

I want to insert 20 frames into the beginning of the animation so that I can make adjustments. Is there anyway to do this or do I need to shift every object that I have animated over 20 frames? Thanks!...
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Can't figure out what kind of keyframe this is?

Can't figure out how to locate this keyframe, there's a tall yellowish green line on my timeline but I don't know what it represents tried narrowing things down by using the outliner but still can't ...
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How to find number of animated frames in a scene via python?

I need to find the number of animated frames after importing a bvh file in blender. scene.frame_start and ...
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How to mirror a walk cycle?

How can we mirror a walk cycle, to make the bones do the same transformations but flipped, and offset in time? Say I have keyframed the bones on the left side, and they're labeled as such (...
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Is there a shortcut to keyframe an entire skeleton?

I'm new to animation in blender and I'm trying to make some character animations for UE4. I was wondering if it were possible to keyframe every bone at once instead of having to hit 'I' over rotation ...
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How to bake softbody animation into keyframes?

I am trying to bake a softbody animation into keyframes but I can't, does anyone knows how to do it? Thanks!
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How can I keyframe multiple (like 300) objects' show/hide property?

I would need to know how to keyframe multiple (like 300) objects' show/hide property?
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Is it possible to combine shape key values from different objects?

I have several objects in the scene, each of them has few shape keys. All shape key values change simultaneously with the same value. Every time I need to keyframe the animation I have to go to every ...
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How to keyframe a shapekey

I am trying to animate a simple scene to test the shape key I added to the object but I tried to keyframe the shape key but I couldn't. When I keyframe the object after changing the shape key then I ...
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Letter by Letter Animation

I'm working in blender, to animate a piece of text for a game I am making. I intend on giving the text multiple animations. For example, one animation has each letter in the text rotate along it's x ...
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How to apply Cycles modifier in Graph Editor?

Let's say That I need to repeat current keyframes 20 times (it is not a "static" loop, as You can see: there is an offset! (NLA won't work in that case)) and in 20'th copy of the keyframes I would ...
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How to rotate mask around cursor?

I want to animate the mask (half circle) in image editor - by rotating the mask around the cursor placed in the center, but the final animation looks strange. Is this one of the limitations of the ...
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Why can't I smash these 2 fractured objects together?

I have 2 objects that have been fractured, but for some reason I can't apply keyframes. I tried testing animating a cube to see if there were larger problems with settings but that worked fine. ...
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Animation Frames

I'm a bit confused with the frames when it comes to animation and how many there are in a second etc. Could someone break it down and explain it? I've read something about it needing to be divided by ...
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Rendering from Blender Game

I made a physics simulation in the Blender Game engine. Is there a way to somehow render it as an animation as I normally would with keyframes in Blender internal engine? Or is there a way to convert ...
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How to recalculate Follow Path animation after curve length has been altered?

I have a Curve Object and a vehicle following it using a Follow Path Constraint. I'm using the Fixed Position method and keyframing the Offset slider. The problem is that I had to shorten my path and ...
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Is there any way to turn coordinates into curve?

I recorded fly camera movement, so I got keyframes with coordinates. Is there any way to turn the camera coordinates in keyframes into curve?
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How can i edit a follow path constraint with the graph editor?

I made a follow path constrait with a curve, does it already have a linear interpolation so i can edit it on graph editor? i need the linear interpolation.
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Selecting a different object hides all keyframes in timeline?

There are two objects in my 3D-view: A red object A white object Both are overlapping each other. I have added several keyframes of animation to the red object. When I select the white object, ...
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How to delete all the keyframes from multiple objects?

I have about 30 objects which are keyframed. Is there a fast way way to delete all the animation data from all of them?
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How can I shift or move an entire animation to a different location?

There is likely a very simple solution to this, but searching through the forum yields nothing. I've create an animation with a very simple object (no rigging or bones). The location in 3D space ...
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Move Animation within the Timeline

I have an object which follows a 3D NurbsPath. My object is visible at frame 1 and also my animation starts at frame 1. How can I "move" the animation, such that my object start getting animated at e....
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Is it possible to not create keyframes automatically when drawing with Grease Pencil?

Is it possible to use the grease pencil without creating keyframes when you draw: I just want a single drawing so I don't need keyframes, but I need to be able to scrub through the timeline when ...
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can cos() function have more variety in terms of animation movement?

I always use cos() driver expression to make simple loop animation. 1st animation curve is baked result of cos(frame/5) of driver expression. And I think it's too predictable and it needs to be 2nd ...
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How do I select the best Keyframe Interval for video encoding?

The Keyframe Interval is set to 18 by default. How do I know if I should change this? I have Perceptually Lossless quality set. Will Blender adjust Keyframe Interval as needed or do I need to figure ...
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What do green/brown(orange?)/yellow attribute highlights mean? [duplicate]

Shown here, a green (location (x,y,z)), brown (rotation (x,y,z)) and yellow (scale (x,y,z)) colored attribute highlight. What do these mean? (And where are they documented?)
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How to make an animation so that it is smooth and plays at one speed?

I tried different settings, but I haven't received the desired result. Either the animation is smooth but first it slow then speeds up and then slows down at the end (Bezier) or animation rude but it ...
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How to mirror an animation

I have an animation of my character holding a lamp with the right hand. I want to mirror this animation to get my character holding a lamp with the left hand. For each frame I can copy pose and paste ...
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Record Animation In BGE

I am having trouble getting the Record Animation setting to work in the BGE. Is it possible to record animated characters that are controlled using BGE's logic bricks with some script? In my script I ...
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Global Slow-mo effect - Animating Time scale

Is there a way to animate the timescale of a scene for a small amount of time? I'm looking to create an animation, and in the middle it goes from 1.0x speed, to 0.125x speed (1/8th normal speed), but ...
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How to change animated object's origin without ruining animation?

For example: I have a character and a spoon which he is holding and moving thanks to child of constrain. My character releases the spoon a little bit above a plate. So I came up with idea to use rigid ...
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Blender scene animation exported to Three.js without bones or skinning?

I have a mountain range scene very similar to this: The mesh is a simple plane extruded to form a low poly mountain range, the animation uses 3 shape keys, a base and 2 for random vertices ...
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How to create a rotation animation with "Manipulate Centre Points" turned on?

I'm trying to create an animation of an object rotating around a center point. By setting the 3D cursor a distance from the object, turning "Manipulate Centre Points" on and rotating freely, the ...
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How to copy keyframes from one action to other

I would like to know how to copy keyframes from one armature to another. The thing is, I have the same object, the same armature - the same everything - but in diferent blend files. I want to have all ...
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