Questions tagged [keyframes]

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

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Is there a way of updating a keyframe based on a pose library after a pose is changed?

I love the pose library. I will be proPOSING to it, it is so wonderful! However, after I build a an animation using keyframes generated from the pose library, I may need to adjust the pose in the ...
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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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different transparency in different keyframes

I have a text that should appear after a short time. So I set two keyframes, try to set the transparency of the text in the first keyframe to zero and in the second on hundret percent. Blender dont ...
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What is the FPS speed that the animation timeline runs at by default? Blender 2.9

I'm currently learning to animate 3D to export for videogames but I'm having trouble with identifying the FPS speed. When I press PLAY, at which speed does the animation play in the timeline? Is there ...
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Why are my keyframes not visible in the timeline? [duplicate]

I'm practicing on camera movements based on a tutorial by polyjord and I noticed that my keyframes are missing in the timeline at some point: Q: How do I get my keyframes back?
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How do i start a particle system in for example frame 80?

I am making a fire extinguisher that spits out fire. and idont want the fire to start at frame 1
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the animation cursor is playing in a stepped movement. Even if there are no keyframes put the time-cursor is moving the same way. my fps rate is 30is

the animation cursor is playing in a stepped movement. Even if there are no keyframes put the time-cursor is moving the same way. Here is a video showing the issue
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Moving keyframes layers greasepencil

Can you move multiple keyframes from one layer to another, like Animate etc?
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Duplicate Materials with separate animation keyframes

How can I create a duplicate of a material with separate animation keyframes? I want to create two objects, both with the same material properties, but that fade in at different times. However, every ...
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Copying animation between different rigs

I want to copy the animation from this mixamo rig to the Springtrap rig (after his idle animation and head turn). After copying and pasting the keyframes he just, explodes. I think it is because the ...
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Why do my new keyframes overwrite my first one?

So I'm trying to edit this space ship's "ray" to go down and expand but whenever I go to the next (5th) keyframe and insert the LocRocScale Keyframe it overwrites the first one and I don't ...
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Randomize Rotation, Scale, and Location for a smooth loop animation?

Tried looking this up and I had no idea what to type for it. So let me explain what I plan on doing: For the chains surrounding the subject, I have Axis Empties that are hooking a curve that will ...
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Should I recalculate Bone Rolls?

So I have a few animations I wanna export to Unreal Engine. I looked at my Armature and realized that I have not recalculate the rolls of the Bones in edit mode. I made not a lot of animations but it ...
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"No suitable context info for active keying set" [duplicate]

I m trying to make an animation using keyframes.When I press on "I"and location nd rotation,this error comes up no suitable context info for active keying set. Plz provide a solution in a ...
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Procedural material not bending correctly around mesh during animation

I made a simple mesh and added bones, as I was practicing keyframing a bone structure. I applied a procedural wood material to the mesh, and applied smart UV projection. After rendering it out, I ...
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How to animate world properties color? [duplicate]

Hi, I would like to animate my world color but not sure how i can do it. In the first keyframe, I would like my world color to be pitch black. However, in the 40th keyframe I would like my world color ...
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World nodes keyframes does not work

Keyframing the node values works in the viewport but not in the final render (Eevee). I want to make World lighting continually darker. Blender only keeps the initial "Start frame" value ...
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Front Flip Animation Bones Rotate After A Certain Degree

I have this front flip animation that when I rotate it about the X axis as shown in the video linked below, the root and target bones flip all the way back around and then get to the finish pose. ...
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Armature Animation not rendering (Blender 2.92)

The armature retains the pose from the first keyframe for the whole animation instead of well, actually animating (i'm rendering the animation image by image so its higher quality). The file: https://...
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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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Linking two objects' rotations with relation to an factor?

I really hope this question hasn't been asked before but I have looked and I can't find anything that helps me. Maybe I just don't know how to phrase it. Anyways, the thing is: I have created an ...
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How to control rotation explicitly such that it only rotates parallel to a plane

So i have a problem as shown: I want the arrow to rotate about the origin, but still remain parallel to the cylinder. However, the interpolation messes up and the arrow clips into the cylinder ...
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I can't draw on one half of a keyframe /2D

Whenever i try to draw on a frame the stroke ignores the left half but has no problem with drawing on the right side. I've tried to find a solution but no luck. This happens on all keyframes - the ...
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A curve that interpolates the baked keyframes

I have a baked animation. Is there anyway that I can get a curve with less number of keyframes? So that I can adjust the animation easily.
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Animate diurnal movement of the sun for an evelation map

I am really sorry for this super basic question. I am completely new to blender. And while I should do many other things I really felt in love playing around with it. My very simple question is now ...
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Why keyframed animation of linked object is not saved?

I've Objects I linked from one file to another. When I make keyframes, save, then revert, the keyframes are gone. So I copied the Objects to a fresh project.(I used two blender windows, that's ...
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How export constant keys?

I have recorder cutscene where the characters and the camera are teleported depending on the camera frame using constant keys. When exporting to unity, the keys become linear and the movement between ...
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I want to add keyframes for a "Dynamic Paint" modifier setting "Alpha" Using Python

When creating a brush using python I can set the Alpha state using this. bpy.context.object.modifiers["Dynamic Paint"].brush_settings.paint_alpha = 0 ...
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Skip frames in rendering [duplicate]

This might sound weird. I have a scene with alembic files. There are chunks in the timeline which do not need to be rendered. For example in a 200 frames timeline I want to skip say 20-51 and then 110-...
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Copying animation keyframes from one bone to another with flipping

Problem: I have two hand bones on a character that are meant to do the same animations, but on different sides of the character (left hand and right hand). This is on Blender 2.92. I've gone ahead and ...
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BPY add keyframe to each curve after importing a sequence of .SVG files

here my first ever attempt to patch a simple python script for Blender 2.9 that could import a series of of svg files that conform an animation. I want to be able to enable and disable their ...
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How do i copy mesh keyframe to a bone keyframe?

i created cubes with rigid body animations after this animations baked to keyframes. Now i wanted to copy these keyframes to armature's bones like first cube to first bone and second cube to second ...
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How to paste the keyframes of one animation at the end of another

So I have an object with 4 different idle animations. I want to combine these into one animation which has one playing after the other. I succeed in combining them using the NLA editor, by dragging ...
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Problem about animation: Character mesh, the armature and object copied and pasted into a different scene and it gets messed up when adding keyframes

i copied and pasted a character and a suitcase from another blender document to a scene in the new one. I made a new keyframe for the suitcase and when i hit Spacebar/Play it displaces/messes up the ...
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Can't Insert Keyframe - Without Changing Transform

I'm unable to add keyframes for an object's transform without changing the transform. See video. The object does have keyframing, but trying to add keyframes between these results in the "Keying ...
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copy/paste keyframes doesn't work(?)

Well when i select a keyframe, right click it and select copy, and then paste it it doesn't paste? I have tried searching for this on other websites (reddit,youtube etc...) but nobody seems to be ...
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Could I make keep the animation position as the new position for an object?

I'm trying to simulate a cloth patch which is a rectangle to "stick" to something irregular like a forehead, so I thought of animating it by using a force field animation and it pushes it ...
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Properties (bpy.props) don't update with keyframes and drivers?

My properties don't update (with the update function) when animating them using drivers or keyframe. the value do change in the interface but no update signal is sent! What am i suppose to do? Did i ...
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exported retargeted animation is only 24 keyframes long (scene is set to 34 keyframes and animation is 34 keyframes long)

So I've been retargeting animations with the Rokoko add-on and things are perfect in my blender scene. The first was 24 keyframes long, exported as 24 keyframes. The second was 251 keyframes, exported ...
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Scaling an object ruins the keyframes

I animated a character preforming movements by using keyframes. I decided afterwards that I wanted to resize my scene; however, when I scaled my scene the keyframe values stayed the same. The ...
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Animate multiple material transitions

How can I animate an object to have a different material? I made 10 different materials and I want to make a sequence of this object with all (animated) materials.
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Python, How to get pose bone to rotate with another pose bone from a different armature? Finding Rotational difference

I have two Armatures with different bone structure. The goal is to get the rotational difference of one bone from a one Armature and translate it to the bone of the other Armature. Code **For a ...
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How do I make a collection dissapear and reappear? [duplicate]

In my animation, I want the destructable object to replace the non destructable clone right before the impact frame, but I cant seem to keyframe the renderability of the collection, any way to fix ...
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Copying specific frames from one action to another ( python )

I'd like to take specific keyframes from an action ( say 33 to 66 ) and copy them over to another action. I know I can copy the entire action and just delete the peripheral frames, but that can ...
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Extract object coordinates on from Keyframes and save in external file [duplicate]

I wish to create the animation of a robot on Blender and simulate the same animation in Webots to check for feasibility. For this, I'm thinking of extracting coordinate data from all objects in the ...
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Keyframes won't insert; Blender 2.91

I have everything set up, my rigging is ready, but I cannot add the keyframes. Whether I'm on keyframe 0 or keyframe 80, when I press the 'i' button, a notice says 'keying failed to insert any ...
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Problems keyframing a simple cube, End keyframe cancels the starting keyframe

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YvCDueDAgrZonAcE7 Hopefully you guys are able to see that link above. However, let me try to explain the issue: I am trying to animate a basic cube. However, I only want to ...
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Hidden animation on rig

I have a really weird problem I couldn’t find any answers for online. I made a simple procedural animation on a character rig. I then added some wiggle-bones (addon) to make the hair sway ...
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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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Insert keyframe through python and set its properties

i'm trying to set some keyframe values programatically after its creation, and for now, i didn't find a way to return this keyframe properly, i have to loop through the entire fcurve which is not very ...

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