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Questions related to the NLA (Non-Linear Animation) editor in blender.

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non liner animation strips have rotate problem

trying to make loop animation by mixing .mdd animation by NLA window. as base model has no transform(position at 0, rotateion is 0) first import animation by mdd, and duplicated strip, then the ...
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Using NLA editor for an armature, the animation breaks up. how can it be fixed?

I used the NLA editor to put two actions (the second one was a walk cycles action) together to fix the position of the armature in the second action. The position got fixed, but the walk cycles ...
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Is this a bug with action editor?

Does anyone know what is wrong with my NLA Editor? It says I have a key frame at the end of the animation but clearly it is not there. What is going on? I was able to find the key frame in the ...
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'List' of Properties in NLA Strip Pt.2

In relation to 'List' of Properties in NLA Strip. see that part for details... How can I get the list (and its custom properties) saved into a "specific" NLA Strip, so the item(s) ...
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'List' of Properties in NLA Strip Pt.1

I've got this UI element, outlined in red in the image, in the NLA Editor. I can make the UI elements, but I need help with the logic. How can the 'UI List' contain just the two custom properties ...
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Animate plants growing along path as camera passes

I've created a plant object with a simple growth animation action and arranged many of them along a path in my scene. I've animated my camera moving along this path, and I would like the growth ...
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Blender how to use an import action animation (.glb file)

I want to combine the motion and the model together but not sure how to do it. Both the model and animation are coming from a JRPG game, I find the files online. the animation looks like this after I ...
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Why does 'bpy.ops.nla.fmodifier_add' fail due to 'context is incorrect' error?

My nla strip confirmed that the active attribute is True, but bpy.ops.nla.fmodifier_add failed due to the context is correct ...
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how to extend this animation to infinity?

So I have this kind of animation: It changes the location of an object in steps: ...
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NLA animations aren't combining

I have two animations, one that makes my object bob up and down, and another one that moves it around. I have given both of these a fake user (shield icon) and have pushed them down to the nla ...
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Exporting blender project in gltf with multiple animations

I have create a simple box opening and close animation in my blender project using the NLA editor, I need to export this project to gltf format in order to convert later on the file using Reality ...
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Adding bone keyframe to a new action affecting/changing previously saved action

My charater model have one set of deforming bones, and another set of target bones that is driving the deforming bones through constrains. I create the target bones by duplicating the deform bones,...
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NLA Editor won't let me export the right actions

I'm animating actions for a video game and I was able to export most of the fbx's without much hassle to my programmer and into Unity. I would go to the dope sheet and animate the actions separately ...
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combining glTF animations in Blender 2.93

I would like to combine Mixamo animations from glTF source into a single animation and export it (glTF) for game engine usage. I grabbed 3 different animation sequences (robot, robot-talk, robot-dance)...
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Cannot keyframe multiple bones

Hey guys i have a little problem with keyfreaming. Anytime i select some bones in pose mode, rotate them and hit [I] on the rotation properties, blender inserts only one keyframe for one bone, the one ...
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How to combine multiple actions in blender 2.90 in a single baked strip to render?

My goal is to combine all my animations actions (clips) into a single baked animation. I found a youtube tutorial but is not useful for me. LINK (MY FAIL) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFV0oS7YVHQ ...
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Why does adding a second action sometimes result in two actions influencing each other?

I have been working with Blender for about a year almost exclusively to animate 3d models for games. I absolutely love it, save for the entire flow of action strip + NLA. The moment I think I ...
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is there any way to isolate an animation in the NLA editor?

I want only some of these animations to play. is there an easier way than individually disabling each of these?
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Bake/Merge two or more NLA tracks into an action

I have two NLA tracks, one is the fist-clenching, and another is the leg-bending. I'm able to evaluate them at the same time, so the leg is bent and the fist is clenched. But my problem is, how can ...
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Is there any way to Zero-Key the layer to remove the offset in NLA editor?

I am fixing bugs in Motion capture and there is a nice feature in Maya called Zero-Key which adds keyframe for selected objects to remove the additive layers offset. It sounds confusing I guess. In ...
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Saving NLA-Strip Configurations for Multiple Actions for further Animation

Is there a way to save NLA-Strip Configurations like this? Here is whats going on in the scene: walkcycle from left to right look around with the head and other acting tail wave jump over obstacle ...
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When using the NLA track, can you only show one animation at a time? glb

I am trying to make a an animation with multiple objects in one scene. I am using the NLA editor so that I can get each animation separately but I want the animation that is not playing to disappear. ...
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NLA editor does not save keyframe changes

I tried to edit my animation like this: Click on the action strip I want to modify Press the Tab key to bring this strip up in the Action Editor The strip turns green and the action is shown in the ...
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How to add Modifier to an NLA strip using Python?

Unlike objects, NLA strips do not seem to have the modifiers.new() method. Instead, there was a bpy.ops.nla.fmodifier_add(), so ...
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Name not reflected when generating nla strip with Python as strips.new() method

I looked at the api document and expected the name parameter of the strips.new() method to be reflected in the name of the strip, but it wasn't. Did I misunderstand anything? What is the purpose of ...
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How to export multiple NLA Actions to gltf?

Usually videogames require you to create your NLA action tracks and export them as an @action_name.fbx (unity) individually, so the game engine will pick them up and apply that .fbx data only to the ...
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How to export multiple combined animations in a single glTF file

TL;DR: I can't find a reliable way to export in a single glTF file multiple "composed" animation, i.e. themself composed of several animations. I created, via the Action Editor multiple ...
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Why does the bottom BLUE NLA channel affect the upper tracks?

I have been trying to learn blender animation but I am vey frustrated. I have a NLA question. The Blue NLA CHANNEL STRIP seems to affect the upper channels even though…………. According to the BLENDER ...
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How to achieve smooth transition from walk cycle animation to standing pose?

I'm working on an animation project and I have a lot of walk shots. I'm using NLA for creating variations for my walk cycle and it works perfectly but I couldn't get a smooth, natural transition from ...
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how can i merge nla track to original total summery?

I'm newbie with blender and have learned it now i understand how to use nla editor except one. I splited whole original summery to some track, and edited them. now i wanted to combine edited tracks ...
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Can't delete empty NLA tracks and unused animation strips

These two are not working also "Remove Empty Animation Data" option are not working too.
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Why do the bones move when editing an action strip in the NLA editor?

I just need to do a simple thing which is editing an action. I press Tab after selecting the action to enter the edit mode. All of the sudden, the mesh moves before making any edits! Look at the arms....
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How to use Nonlinear Animation NLA Editor with Grease Pencil

I have a walk cycle made with Grease Pencil in Blender 2.9. I would like to be able to use the NLA editor to duplicate it a number of times and operate on it. I have seen a number of useful videos for ...
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Action editor's active action

I'm designing a stack of animations for a game, and once in a while the display will get stuck on an animation, regardless of the action I edit. How do I change the active action displayed in the ...
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Missing Actions in Blender 2.9

right now, I have a character rig that has a decent amount of animations attached to it. Everything is fine up to when I export the model. Whenever I open up the new FBX I just created, most of my ...
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Basically live VJing in Blender - Triggering animations on the run

We need to trigger an animation live, during a vj/theatre performance. The artist needs to easily start and stop a pre-made animation. I have been looking into Nonlinear Animation, but yet can not ...
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Action in NLA Editor transforms object for no reason

I have two actions, an Idle action and a Crouching action. They have equal size and rotation when I open them individually in the Action Editor, but when I open the Crouching action in the NLA Editor, ...
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How to Blend Animations - Always Fails for Me

Extra Information: https://youtu.be/fhvEo-Ct_FU See description for transcript of information. I have a series of idle poses as animation files. Each of these are static, or just arm or head motoin. ...
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Fix Animation with 'Add' Track Breaks the Animation

Firstly I had a model, and the issue was the pelvis was rotated the wrong way (in its default pose). To fix this, I rotated the pelvis back, then adjusted the rotation and location of the leg and ...
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How to rename Action/Anim in NLA editor?

I copied an existing "Run" animation to make a different variation of it, Blender auto renamed it to Run.001. I can rename the Action itself on the left, to "Run_02", but I cannot ...
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How snap PlayHead to start or end of strip in NLA Editor?

How snap PlayHead to start or end of strip in NLA Editor?
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NLA editor issue. Whenever I move another object, the character goes crazy

Multiple people have been facing this problem like Janae Dotson. My situation is that I have a running animation for a character. I turned this into an action and pushed it down in the NLA editor I ...
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NLA : is it possible to "hold backward" an action strip?

I know about the Hold Forward extrapolation mode of an action strip in the NLA, which allows you to to extend the pose of the action strip. But is there a way to "hold Backward" ? I mean, I ...
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Animation loc, rot, scale and dimensions change in NLA

So I am trying to combine 3 Mixamo animations together in Blender to make one fluid motion. I import the fbxs, set their location, rotation and dimensions, give them names in the dopesheet, make ...
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Animation doesn't update when switching action strip in 2.91

I'm not sure if this is a bug in newer blender versions, or some option that needs to be enabled. In the past when I would move up or down in animation layer, the rig/animation would change ...
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Keyframe disappears to actions?

I have downloaded a blender file (2.9) and it seems that something is set so that the keyframes of animations I create are automatically converted to actions in the nla or I am doing something wrong? ...
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How can I edit an action strip while seeing the global NLA animation playing?

I'm playing with the NLA editor so I can use action strips, but I think I don't understand how it works. From what I understand, I can see the NLA (global) animation only if there is no action opened ...
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How to create a new action strip

I deleted all animations via the blender file outliner and now I cannot add actions in the action editor as there is no action strip. Trying to add a new action strip in the Nonlinear Animation window ...
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NLA editor, default value before NLA strip starts

System Information Operating system: Windows 10 Blender Version 2.83.0 Short description of error Animation in NLA editor goes wrong Exact steps for others to reproduce the error The object's position ...
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animation track with two stripes and second stripe strart where first stripe ends?

How to work with animation and tracks (stripes)? I create Stash and Track in Notlinear Animation. I add two Action Stripes (from created Action Stash) in one Track. How to do the second Stripe starts (...