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

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Is there a possible way to edit the repeated action strip?

I have an action cycle. So in NLA action, i repeat it to make a loop cycle. But I can't edit the whole strip by enter the tweak mode. So i want to combine repeated action so I could edit the whole ...
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Combining/Baking multiple object animation NLA strip into single strip

I have two different animation strip of different objects. I need to export these two animation as a single strip in order to play it unity. Is it possible to bake it as a single strip.
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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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Gradually speed up NLA strip

I have a strip in NLA editor with Repeat set to 10 times. So it's a cycle of movement which repeats 10 times between frames 380 and 680. Each cycle is 30 frames. I'd like the first 2 cycles to ...
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Blender Action not working

I have a walk animation.it is about 25 frames and attached to a character from NLA editor but when i add a frame to pose after the frame time of action it didn't work. like i want my character to walk ...
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Using NLA actions for differentials

Is it possible to use NLA actions to store "differentials" rather than specific keyframes? For example, is it possible to make an action where each time it's invoked, it increases the current x ...
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Is there a way to change animation start point of all children of a parent?

Ok so what I have here is a set of empties that have children with individual action blocks (because they are individual objects) all set to begin animations at frame 0. What I need to to OFFSET the ...
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How to slow down an action strip graudaly?

I need to slow down an action strip, but not whole, only part and to make it smooth. I can do it by hand by moving and scaling the f-curves/keyframes, but thats poor solution. The best would be, if ...
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is it possible to add mapping node to NLA action editor?

I have a shader setup for a jet engine which is basically some noise textures animated via mapping node on loop. I have another mapping node setup with a gradient texture with alpha and it gives it a ...
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FBX export parent animation wrong postion

I have a problem with the FBX export including parent animations. The pivot point of the cube is in center and the pivot point I want to rotate around is in the middle of that zylinder at the bottom. ...
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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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How to combine several actions with separate armatures into one animation?

I'm having a really hard time figuring out how to properly combine all these separate animations into one. I made separate groups of armatures for both hands, the shotgun body and the frontgrip (then ...
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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 ive 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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Are NLA strips supported by game engines?

Can you use NLA strips and export the object to a game engine and from the game engine, you can chose which NLA strips to use for the particular animation?
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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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What is the easier way to make another rigged character?

After I made a simple rigged character, I tried to make another, on which the action is slightly different. What is the easier way to achieve? I just try to "Shift D" to duplicated all then make ...
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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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Quaternion Rotation return to zero and continue?

I've created some actions for a Penguin swimming for a scene, I've got an arrival animation in which he swims up and over in a kind of backflip motion, he ends up facing the camera, all looks great. ...
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Why does the NLA editor requires me to 'scrub' over the action strip before render for it to take effect?

I have a scene where If I 'render animation', sometimes the NLA actions dont take effect. It seems i have to go back and manually 'scrub' over those action strips so they move the mesh/rig. Is there ...
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How to mix animations in NLA Editor under a new empty

I have a character doing a simple idle and a simple walk. Those are 2 actions and i animated them and it all looks fine. Then, I created a new empty and set it as a parent to all of the objects ...
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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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BVH, motion on hip instead of root, should I transfer it to the root?

I'm trying to set up my animation workflow and I'm wondering, should it be a concern with which bones displaces the character. Some BVH the ROOT bone stays put while the hip or pelvis bone move the ...
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How to separate animations in Action Editor?

I seem to have unintentionally combined two animations in the action editor. Although it only shows the markers for "Flying" it also runs "Walking" as though they were superimposed. What is causing ...
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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 ...
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How can I push down an action with only modifiers

https://www.file-upload.net/download-12536795/push.blend.html In this file (on the camera) I have an action with only modifiers (in this case noise) - but I can't push that track down in the NLA ...
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How to select the fcurve of a material

I have a fcurve assigned to a material, but for some reason it neither influences the Offset, which it should be, nor shows up in the Dope Sheet or NLA Editor. And actually, the X-Offset is only ...
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Copy NLA tracks from one armature to another

I've been doing my animation on a low poly model. And now I want to transfer the animations to the high-poly model. I'm doing the following steps: 1. Link the high-poly model into a new blend file 2. ...
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NLA Influence not working

I want to add some Noise to an Action by animating the influence of the Action Track. So I enabled "Animated Influence" and inserted Noise into the Influence, but the Influence doesn't change at all, ...
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object not showing up in NLA editor

if it isn't much trouble could someone tell me how to get my robot and it's actions to show up in the NLA editor again? been trying everything i can think off but it still wont work. its action's ...
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Animating object's transparency in NLA editor

I would like to animate a short promo for a game I am making. I have various objects with different animations all set up nicely in the NLA editor. I would like to have some of those objects appear ...
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How can i copy NLA Tracks from one armature to another?

I want to copy the NLA action strips from one armature to another armature. The simple approach does not work of course because the nla_tracks is read only : ...
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dope sheet — how to show two or more NLA strips (actions) belonging to one object

I have an animation set up in the NLA editor with two or more actions for many of the objects. The dope sheet only seems to be able to show one action per object. Example: I have a flower object ...
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How to add randomness or variability to Action Strip scale

I would like to add variability to an Action Strip's scale, ideally within a range of values I select. In the wing beat strip below, for example, I would like to scale between something like .3 and ....
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How can I make an NLA strip longer to fit more keyframes?

I made an animation and dropped it as an NLA strip - now I'd like to tweak that strip to add more keyframes and make the strip longer. I thought that the Extend (E key) function does that - but no it ...
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Offset Timeline for Multiple Linked Objects

I'd like to be able to link to groups from a series of .blend files so that the models appear in a single .blend file so I can animate a camera between them, but make updates to the individual .blend ...
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What is the NLA Editor used for?

I understand how you animate something (say bones location and rotation in an armature). Doing so creates an action; that action can be renamed in the Dope Sheet. In the NLA Editor I can create a ...
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How can I interpolate between two different animations?

In the NLA Editor: See how there is a slight positional change when going from Idle to StandingAttack? Is it possible to ...
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Single clip in Video Sequence Editor is rendered black

I have arranged some clips in the Video Sequence Editor. There are 4 Meta-strips, each of which has a fade to black cross effect to transition between them. I render to mpeg-4. The total duration is ...
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nla editor - meta strips on multiple object base?

so far, I thought that NLA meta strips were good for sorting a whole scene's animation (and beyond). But I only found functionality on a per-oobject base. What I mean: in my animation setup, several ...