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How to copy NLA strip without creating a new track?

I would like to make many linked copies of a strip. This strip controls the eye blinking. When I press Alt+D, it creates a new NLA track for the new copied strip. This will end up having a new track ...
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Poses get arithmatically added in NLA editor

I am quite new to the blender NLA. I am facing problem in blending actions in NLA. I have basic 3 frame sliding walk cycle ( 24 frames , repeated 2 times)& Waving hand cycle ( 50 frames). ...
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mixamo animations transition

So I upload to mixamo and then import FBX to blender. I repeat the same process but for a different animation. I then go into blender, into dope sheet. Delete the X and Z keyframes and line up the ...
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Mixamo missing a parent or master bone

I downloaded an animation from mixamo and made a repeating action of the walk cycle. But I can't find a master bone or parent bone to move the model along a path. It is just walking in place. When I ...
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Accelerating a looped animation over time

I've got a looping animation set up for a ground plane so it looks like there's motion (kind of like a repeating conveyor belt), but I'd like to make it accelerate linearly over time. Here's a preview ...
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How to separate a timeline into multiple actions?

Blender is my bread and butter but there's a darkside within it I have 0 understanding of. I've no idea how NLA and action editor work. I've an animation where you have 230 frames and a character ...
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How to erase any residual keyframes from a .blend file?

This is something annoying because it always happens at some point, since I know Blender in version 2.5x I have always wondered how to delete those keyframes that are lost and do not appear or are ...
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Equal delays between animations

I have modeled a vessel which carries tons of weight I want to make a kind of building animation for the vessel all the parts drop from top smootly and sequent do you have ideas how to make it.
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How to randomly “execute” an NLA stripe in Blender 2.8?

I have a NLA stripe which animates a fairly complex motion of an object. I want to repeat this NLA with an random period - that is: The time between the execution of that NLA stripe is determined by ...
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Motion capture animation: how do I keep the animation keyframe information for a particular pose after removing marker data?

EDIT: I'm using version 2.79b and Cycles Render. I have motion capture data for a number of markers that come from a suit in a VICON MoCap studio. I also have a number of animations of the same ...
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How to find the highest end value of nla strips in a group of objects?

I have a group of objects in my scene that have animated materials. I've converted the material animations to NLA strips, and am trying to find the highest value in the list of end frames that the ...
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How to update values based on existing properties via Python?

I've written a script takes the start and end values of a VSE strip, and copies those values to the NLA strip of a selected object (effectively syncing the NLA strip with the VSE strip). The script ...
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Confusion over animations in the Dope Sheet and NLA Editor

I'm currently confused as to what's going on with my animations. If I click the star icon to lock a certain animation and mute the others, each animation works correctly. If I have none starred, the ...
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How to bake animation in blender 2.8?

I'm only starting on blender with the 2.8 version I want to do several animations by moving the different donuts up and down so I started animating with actions. But I got one action per object and I ...
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How to repeat an action with offset in NLA?

Reading up to answer my question it seems that Blender once had an offset setting in NLA for use in conjunction with Repeat but that has been replaced with something else. I can't find out what it is. ...
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NLA editor, I can't get two baked animations to work at the same time

I have two animations that are baked one on top of the other. How do I get both to `work at the same time? One is a walk cycle and the other is a simple movement forward for the walk cycle. I have ...
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How to export multiple NLAtracks to a single .fbx file in blender 2.80?

Ive been trying to export an object that has 2 animations to the .fbx format, but when I export it back into blender instead of showing both animations playing, I just see one. On top of that in the ...
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Blender 2.8 - Some Actions doesn't appear on Dope Sheet Action Editor. Deliberated or I'm doing something wrong?

I'm testing Blender 2.8 and I'm working with NLA. I have no problems when I work with actions related with Object Transformations but when I convert some keyframes (from the material) to NLA disappear ...
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Applied armature doesn't “stick” to mesh while not applied does and I think I need to apply

According to a tutorial that shows how to export my NLA to Unity I need to apply all modifiers first. Though, I noticed that if I apply my armature to the mesh then the mesh stops following the ...
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Blender Animation: Animated Influence over the period of time of a repeated action strip

I have an action strip (frame 00...10), which is repeated 40 times via its playback settings (resulting in a 00...400 "big" strip). I want to animate the influence of the resulting strip (0...400) in ...
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Animation doesn't render what I see in the preview!

I'm working on a lego-animation. I've already set all keyframes and organized everything in the NLA-Editor. When I scrub through the timeline everything works fine, but as soon as I press "render ...
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Linking a rig with actions and animating more

So I created a character, rigged it using rigify and created a simple walk action. Next I linked it to my scene blender file and created a proxy to work on it. In the scene, I saw the walk action and ...
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How do I download action strips?

I have watched a few YouTube videos on how to create and animate with NLA Editor and Dope Sheet (bake) but my thing ain't working out. I want to get action strips but I cannot find any! I have tried ...
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Repeating walk cycle

I seem to be having problems repeating a walk cycle. The book I'm reading says to adjust the scale and set it to repeat 5-6 times. The walk cycle itself is about 40 frames. Though I've scaled it to ...
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Two armatures sharing action - Animations desynced

I'm creating an action for an armature in which a single bone from another armature is required. I was playing with some F-curves when the single bone stopped moving. I tried to assign the action back ...
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Python: Varying List of Frames Rendered from NLA Strips

I got an animation which is split up in 7 different NLA-Tracks. I want to render specific frames from each NLA-Track from 8 different views and almost got it working. In the code below I'd like the ...
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How to shift foward actions using python

I have two sequential actions, and I want to shift them both foward. I can list the actions with bpy.data.actons, but I don't know how to modify them.
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NLA scaling - bad interpolation

I have NLA strip from baked Action (258 frames, each frame is keyframed). Scene FPS is 25. When I am trying to speed up this strip by using Scale option, it goes ...
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Can I use the NLA editor to have one Animation “Dampen” Another?

so i had this idea... and i'm beginning to think it is not actually do-able? A: let's say i have an animation, of a limb/arm/tail/tentacle waving. i later decide it is waving too much. instead of ...
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Cant export multiple shapeless WITH armature actions?

Im having a lot of problems even after looking thru tutorials on how to export shapekeys as actions to unity. My situation is I have one mesh, with multiple shapekeys as the facial animations and ...
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How do i rotate an animation i imported as an FBX

I have 2 animations I have imported. Both as a .fbx. One is a character turning and running and the other is the character just running. I am having a problem syncing up the rotation. My question ...
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Multiple action for different parts on same armature

I want to create multiples action for different parts of my model (ex: action only for hand,foot,rest of the body), so I can use different action at same time. How can I do that in blender?
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Triggering NLA animations?

I've recently set up my NLA tracks for an entity someone has, and I'd like to be able to "trigger" the animations at any specific point. Is there a way to do this? I know I could just shift or copy ...
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Stopping Follow Path at the beginning

I'm mixing animations in NLA editor, and I want start with follow constraint turned off. For example, I want my character to wave, and then play the walk cycle with follow path. The keyframing ...
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How to find an action that is visible in NLA editor but can't be found in Action Editor? Especiallly when Linked across files

I can find and access an action in the NLA editor but I can not find it in the Action Editor. My goal is to use the action in another file via linking but don't know how to. The animation is ...
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How do I use the NLA editor with Linked characters?

Can you use the NLA on linked objects? I have a blend file with a dancing mech. I'm trying to get him to wave during the dance (yes, I'm making a parody of the Band of the Bold video), and it works ...
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NLA Action of material Mix Shader node FAC value

I'm creating an animation where regions of the brain light up and turn off, cued to video and sound. Many many keyframes of essentially "fade on / fade off" switches for each of the 6 highlighted ...
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How to store animation properties/values, and restore them on callback

I'm implementing a Python script that sets a start frame for multiple selected objects. The objects each have their own NLA strips with their respective values. I've been trying to 'group' these ...
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How can I clear all out everything I don't need in the NLA editor?

In my project, NLA editor is filled up with all of the objects in the scene and when I import this to unity, animations mess up (imported asset has all animations of all objects even thow there is ...
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How to ID NLA strips for appending elsewhere

I have a source file containing a character and its animated actions. This master file serves as a control repository for the character: All of its actions are kept here, stored as NLA strips. I give ...
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NLA Editor: select specific NLA track in python

Is there an easy way to select a specific NLA Track with a python script?
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NLA Editor strips not working

So Ive been using the NLA Editor recently and I've come across a common problem. So I made an action strip called "walkCycle" and I put it on the NLA track called "walking". Now I worked on the ...
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Move material actions separately in NLA for duplicated objects

From the starting scene, I keyframed the material of the cube to change intensity 0 -> 1 between frames 1 and 40. I Shift+D-ed that cube to create a new one. I'd like to move the material animation ...
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Issues exporting large amounts of animations to Unity

I'm having a few issues I have been trying to work around for a few months now when I'm trying to export a large group of animation Actions or NLA animations. When I try exporting all my actions into ...
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NLA tracks, how do they work? Why all these tracks?

I have seven tracks and I don't understand why. My shape key for my "Body" mesh all have bone drivers so there isn't and won't ever be any keyframes to go with it so why do I see a key track?I don't ...
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Same animation to different objects

Say I've got a dozen meshes and I want to animate some features that any mesh can have, regardless of their topology: render visibility, number of subsurface iterations, intensity of a displace ...
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Loop Actions with a Cycle F-modifier

I am about to create a ~3 minutes long forest scene with some rabbit roaming around. I created a rabbit with two animations: Sit, Walk. I then created a curve and key framed the evaluation time so ...
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How can I slow down or animate time?

"I want to be able to switch my scene between fast and slow motion, or have all of it go into slow motion except the camera so I can pan through." This is commonly asked for, and while there are some ...
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How to reverse an animation?

"I'm looking for a way to reverse my animation so it is identical the other way." This is commonly asked and so I am presenting my solution.
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Character forward roll causes reverse rotation with next animation

I'm creating a forward roll animation for my character, and my problem is that if I put that animation and any other animation after it with a blend, then the character does the reverse rotation ...