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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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Blender 2.79: How do I make this part of my model not move during an animation?

I'm working on a model that transforms for a game I'm working on, but I've come across a problem. Below is a basic idea of what I wan his idle animation to look like. The jet engines on the back are ...
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Scene-specific NLA

I have a bunch of meshes parented to armatures in one scene (Scene A). All the objects are all nicely set up with their own hair and modifiers etc... And all the armatures have a set of animation ...
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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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Exporting NLA strips to Unity Workflow

here in the pic as you see i have two NLA strips for two different actions ,with two armatures one for the hand and for the gun,when i export these into unity they come as two different separate ...
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Blender NLA editor and motion location matching

I am putting together a dance animation sequence in Blender with the NLA editor and have come across an issue matching the position of my character between actions. Essentially what is happening is ...
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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 (...
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Can't create new action or push down current action on armature

I've been animating in blender for a while and had this problem a long time ago. I never found a solution and now it happened again. I was messing with the NLA strips and now I can't push my action ...
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How do I set the type of an NlaStrip?

I'm trying to add a speaker object with an attached NlaStrip in code, like the add_speaker operation does, but when I use ...
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Editing Stashed Action VS Tweaking Strip Actions

What is the difference between "Editing Stashed Action" and "Tweaking Strip Actions"?
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Cannot Transform (Scale Rotate etc) Keyframes in Graph Editor

I am using NLA and graph editor to edit an armasture (bvh). I AM able to edit individual keyframes, and yesterday I was happily editing and transforming the keyframes on another limb, but today, the ...
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Does gltf only support the export of one strip per NLA track?

This blend file contains only the default cube. I've create two Actions: MyTrans that implements only a translation & MyRot that implements only a rotation. Each of those Actions, I've 'pushed ...
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Presence of a strip on another NLA track prevents execution of original track

Using the default cube, create a keyframe at frame 1 where y=-4 and a keyframe at frame 40 where y=4. Change the action just created to an NLA strip on a new NLA track. With the current frame=20, ...
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NLA - Repeating an action progressively

I know the title isn't very descriptive, but that's because I can't describe it better in short. I'm having fun using the NLA editor, but I've run into a problem I'd really like to solve automatically,...
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Rotate Object to a random piont

I've been having a lot of fun animating armatures, but I've ran into a problem. I've been using the NLA editor to play around with repeating animations. Let's say I have an object, that can rotate ...
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Access a random number in an animation

I've been having a lot of fun animating armatures, but I've ran into a problem. I've been using the NLA editor to play around with repeating animations. Let's say I have an object, that can rotate ...
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NLA Editor - Animated Strip Time With a Repeating Animation

This is a shot in the dark as this seems to be a very specific use of a rather unknown function. I'm attempting to keyframe the speed of an animation. I've looped the animation using the 'Repeat' ...
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How to trim length of a “Speaker” clip in the NLA editor?

On trying to sync the "Speaker" Sound clip to an Action animation (NLA editor), there doesn't seem to be a way to trim longer clips in the soundtrack. Although there is a StripExtents option,...
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Join NLA actions from multiple objects

I have 4 animations (one of each leg and arm of my lego man). I want to be able to loop these animations multiple times throughout the scene to make the man walk. Currently in the NLA Editor it has a ...
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Baking animations and NLA editor, action clip behaves differently according the previous actions

I have two objects, arm and weapon. The weapon isn't animated, it just sits still parented to the arm. I need to bake the weapon position over time (set entirely by the arms) for Unity. I know the ...
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Animation of Selected Object Not Show Showing in Editors

I have been having a problem recently (could it be 2.83?) whereby the animations are not showing the selected armature. Initially they do show but as I work more and more, the editor will only show ...
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Blender, changing Pose of character changes already made animations

I have a cow model that, in its Rest Position, is standing up normally on its 4 legs. Then, i also have the cow in Pose Position, in which the cow is siting. My current 4 animations of this cow are ...
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Why is the NLA Editor the Only Animation Editor in 2.8 Without a Hotkey?

For some reason, when I click on the "Editor Type" button which appears to the left of any editor window header, the resulting editor window popup flickers and disappears as soon as my mouse is moved ...
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I don't find a way to do a track solo in NLA_editor

if I have several tracks. I can manually toggle the star so the track is now is_solo and I can play the linked animation. but how to do this with a script?
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NLA Editor moving tracks up or down

Following a tutorial there should be a possibility to move tracks up or down in the NLA editor with the Page Up or Page Down keys but I can't get it to work. I tried several options with no result. ...
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Blender 2.8 Animation, Bake Action, is it broken?

This question was asked Here but not answered satisfyingly. I am attaching sample files where I reproduced the issue: Repro: Using Blender 2.81 (but seems to be broken in all 2.8x releases) shift+A ...
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Python select empty action line in NLA Editor for Blender 2.8 API

I want my script to add the selected object to the NLA editor, add an empty track, and then add an action strip to that track. When I call the tracks_add function, ...
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Blender next animation doesn't continue from last animation

I'm applying in the NLA a turning animation, and then right after, a walking animation. The problem is, the walking animation starts from the beginning (as if turning didn't happen). I've tried ...
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How to move keyframes from dopesheet mode to action editor?

So I just learned about the NLA editor, and I think it will save me a bunch of time animating. The thing is, I made my animation before the tutorial, in the dope sheet's "dope sheet mode" ...
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Change direction oа existing animation / Combining Animations in Action Editor (NLA)

First of all - sorry for my english. So, i'm trying to mix some mixamo (sorry foк the pun heheh) animations to make a pre-vis shot. Basically want my character to stand, turn and run until he gets ...
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Keying relative value when mixing animations with NLA editor like in Maya

I'm working in NLA editor and I have two tracks enabled with additive blending. One track contains an animation with Y location of an object keyed. The Y location fcurve has value of ...
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Why NLA animations are limited to 6 when exporting to FBX?

I'm getting this problem when trying to export from blender to any other program in Fbx format using NLA stacks for animation, when exported it only seems to save 6 out of 12 animations Don't know ...
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NLA for Library Overrides?

I have linked several instances of a character from another .blend file into my scene. I want to be able to animate each individually, both directly and with the NLA editor, so I'm using Library ...
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Why does this NLA strip have no action, and how do I fix it?

I hardly do animation so I think these tracks were created automatically. Two tracks have a strip labelled "No Action" and I can't do anything with them. I think they are what is causing me to not be ...
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Edit action scale and repeat of linked rig using library override

I linked a character with a walk cycle as action and used library override. How do I repeat that action in NLA as the properties are disabled?
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How to get rid of “keying set failed to insert any keyframes” error

I am struggeling with the NLA Editor. It seems that I am triggering a (for me) strange Hotkey, which keeps me from adding new keyframes. The last times I noticed it before saving, unfortunaltely, ...
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Using NLA editor to get averaged value of two animations

With NLA editor we can add, substract and multiply channels of multiple animations. Say we have two actions with the same duration where the first one rotates an objects from 0 to 30 degrees around X ...
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Why is the NLA editor permanently messing up my actions?

I've been using Blender for a few years, and I'm finally delving into making actions for a character. So far so good, until I try to start using the NLA editor - it seems like it should be ...
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How to remove armature in NLA editor?

How can i remove those 2 armatures in my NLA editor?
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GLTF import animation problem

I'm trying to import a GLTF with one animation track: https://pastebin.com/raw/LxMeuJ32 it displays correctly on several GLTF viewers, e.g. BabylonJS Sandbox, three.js GLTF viewer, i.e. the cube ...
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How to Change Timeline Start/End Based on Current Action

Is it possible to have a specific start and end frame associated with an action in Blender, separate from the animation timeline? I am making various actions for a character, some are short cycles, ...
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How to bake multiple sounds to f-curve to the same object

So im animating a characters mouth using shapekeys and baking them to an audio clip. I want to add three different audio clips to the same character's mouth using bake sound to f curve. But, when i ...
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Link Object's property to Actions

Is it possible to enhance the animation(where all animations are instanced as unique Actions from the Nla Editor) by changing the object's property (like material color etc) whenever a particular ...
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NLA Editor: Tweaking an action while also playing ALL other strips and actions?

I'm animating a guy playing a guitar. Several actions are playing at the same time: STRIP 1: ACTION 1: General body movements (moving the guitar around, swaying, etc) STRIP 2: ACTION 2: Hands ...
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NLA Actions with Local Transformations

I have multiple objects in different locations that I have been animating with the NLA Editor. These are the objects I'm referring to. They are supposed to be cartoonish birds. This is the action I'...