Questions tagged [keyframes]

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

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Blender 2.79: How do I animate UV Maps?

So I'm working on a game in Unity, and it involves this character, Short Circuit. The eye texture you see here contains all of the expressions I made, and I'm thinking I'll animate them with the ...
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Cut out first part of animation

I am trying to import a motion capture clip but the first 250 frames are irrelevant to the desired animation. Even though I can get the timeline to show the desired key frames, the fbx file I export ...
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How can I add a keyframe using Python after I set hide_render to false (maybe I just need to know what the data_path is)?

I created a couple collections and set hide_render to True for all of them. I want my code to set hide_render to False, add a Keyframe, set hide_render to True and than repeat this but with 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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How to start and stop movie sequence of image node at specific frame in python script?

I try to playback different video clips one after the other on a mesh face using keyframes. I achived pretty interesting result with changing material offset of a solidify modifier by ...
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2d animation export only keyframes

How to render only those 4 keyframes (just an example real test has more keyframes) Sketch_0001.png; Sketch_0014.png; Sketch_0022.png; Sketch_0030.png;
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Bake Mesh Sequence Cache to Keyframes or Shape Keys?

I have a Mesh Sequence Cache modifier that references a .abc file. Is there any way I could bake the modifiers' motion to the object so it doesn't have to reference the .abc file? I'm doing this so ...
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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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Video editing: keyframe values not setting

The problem I have encountered when using Blender as a video editor is that when I set keyframes the values do not stay set. Instead all keyframes adjust to a value of 0.0. The keyframes appear in ...
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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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How do I get an object to stay put when keyframing child of constraint influence?

I am a new animator doing some Minecraft animations. One problem I ran into was that when I keyframed influence at 1 and next frame at 0, it moves drastically when I move it to 0. Is there a way to ...
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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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Armature bug: keyframes are "ineffective"

I downloaded a simple forearm rig from the internet in hopes of making some weapon animations. Alas, when I keyframe the rig, there is a stupid bug that stops me from effectively doing anything. This ...
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Object transformations not showing on object properties tab

As you can see in the image, the cube is rotating, keyframes with rotation values were set up before, but suddenly the properties tab stopped showing the changes.
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Dope sheet: why some keyframes are connected and some aren't?

I setup some keyframes in Dope Sheet: I'm not sure if I understand why some keyframes are connected (yellow bar between them) and some are not?
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How do you jump through animation keyframes in a loop?

How do you jump through animation keyframes in a loop? Currently when using the "jump to keyframe" hotkey the playhead stops on the last keyframe rather than going back to the start. I can press "...
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Move duplicated key frames

I have been searching heavily on trying to move the duplicated keyframes from say 25 objects and paste it to another set of 25(and doing so to copy to over 100 objects) I have been able to copy a ...
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Problem when rotating object in ZZ

im having to rotate a 3D wheel in an special perspective which is 3/4, i'm trying to rotate it in Z (pressing twice Z looks great for rotating the object) but when i do this, and save the last ...
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How can I convert Grease Pencil's 'Build' modifier to keyframes?

I am completely new to blender and started to learn it for 2D animation purposes. I experimented with the grease pencil modifier "Build" but I can't figure out how to convert the animated sequence ...
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How to change face colors of a stl figure through python at each frame

I would like to change the position and orientation of a stl body (tibcomp), as well as change the color of faces of that stl body (different colors for each frame and face) at each frame, from python ...
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Object not spinning in place when using Z rotation

So I had a bunch of meshes to make a low poly character that I joined all using Ctrl+J but when I rotate the single mesh on the z axis its spins in a circle instead of just spinning in place.
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Is there a way to grab both keyframes and markers in blender?

I have lots of camera animation binded to markers to switch between the cameras. I can grab and scale keyframes, and the same goes for markers, but I cannot grab them together. Every time I need to ...
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Link Keyframes to Markers

Is it possible to link Keyframes to Markers? I'm at the point of creating more complicated animations and have created a number of Markers at key points in the timeline. It would seem logical to me ...
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Realtime auto keying framing on the timeline don't work as expected on blender 2.81

Hello blender masters. I'm trying to track and save on the timeline the facial movements of a character using OPEN CV and two custom python scripts that I found here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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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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Insert a key frame on a coordonate in a bmesh [duplicate]

I am new to this forum and also to bpy. I would like to insert a series of keyframes but I do not know the data path to use with bmesh, could you help me. Thank you. ...
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"No available frame for creating stroke" what does this error actually mean?

When I try to draw a stroke with grease pencil, I get this error: I know I can fix it by turning on auto keying. My question isn't how to "fix" it, but what this error exactly means. Why do ...
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How to increase the speed of an animated texture?

Thanks for stopping by. Well, I am pretty new to blender and I don't really know much about it's functioning and all that stuff, but recently I came across animated textures. So I thought of creating ...
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How to have the same coordinates for an object in Edit and Object Mode?

I created an animated torus and afterwards I wanted to rotate it (and the animation) around the Z-axis of the world, so I used an Empty object , I made it parent of the torus and I rotated the empty. ...
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Animating bones causes odd deformation

I pose my hand like this. I go through and LocRot and the second I move off the keyframe it deforms into this.
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How can I change the opacity (alpha) to multiple materials at once?

I have this system of pipes I would like to fade into the scene, but since every pipe has its own material I would need to create keyframes for every single material in there, and there's around 50 of ...
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Add rotation to a key frame

I'm supporting blender 2.80, And I want to move to blender 2.81 - 2.83. I encountered an issue while trying moving to blender 2.81 In my script for blender 2.80 I ran these command lines. ...
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Trying to get the right orientation matrix

So i'm using a importer that uses a matrix and changes the transform and when i try and import with my keyframe data the arms and legs are like backwards? Crossed not sure how to explain it. So i'm ...
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Can't undo disable render

I keyframed the render visibility for an animation. The object was supposed to not show for first half of animation and then be rendered for the second half. However, the object never appeared again. ...
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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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Add F-Curve Modifier for multiple F-Curves at once?

I have a rigged and animated character with over 100 bones. Don't ask why, but I want to add the "Noise" F-Curve Modifier for the rotation and scale channels (F-Curves) of every single one of these ...
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Is there a way to enable gravity physics after keyframing an object?

I am working on a project in blender to get a set of objects first moving straight and then off a cliff. I first used keyframes to get my object going to where I want it to go,(edge of cliff) however ...
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Animation keyframes from file

I'm trying to do an animation starting from some data I collected. The data is stored in a single txt file which looks like pretty much as ...
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How to keyframe color ramp elements using python script

I am currently having a problem where I am unable to use a python script to keyframe a color ramps position and color value. Here is the code which I have tried to use I went through two methods ...
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Failed to solve the motion: most likely there are no good keyframes

I chose my camera tracking points, I locked them, but when I go to Solve Camera Motion, I received this message in red "Failed to solve the motion: most likely there are no good keyframes". ...
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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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how can i make an image texture invisible and another one visible with keyframes

I'm trying to make an image texture become invisible and another one become visible at a specific point in time for an animation. here's the thing though... I cant use a mix shader because you cant ...
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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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Exported GLTF plays too fast

I have a project going that has a few animations and am able to export as a gltf with textures and everything looks fine. Im using the standard Microsoft 3d viewer, however, when It exports, the ...
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Is it possible to create instance with different scale animation data but the same mesh with python?

I want to duplicate objects. I want them to have the same geometry, with many polygons, so I do not want to create copies, I'd like to create instances. Then I want them to have different scale ...
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Bones remember previous keyframes?

I have a bone-animated object. The object has several animations. Bones that do not have keyframes in the second animation perform the moves from the previous animation. Why is this happening? Can ...
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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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I can't see Grease Pencil keyframes in the dope sheet

I can't see keyframes in dope sheet or grease pencil timeline. I am using blender 2.83. How to move my strokes from one frame to another?
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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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