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Questions tagged [nla-editor]

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

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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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stacking action strip to NLA editor resets extrapolation and blending properties

As stated above the properties of an action change (to Replace and Hold Forward) when stacking it. In our project we have to deal with a lot of mocap takes and always changing the extrapolation and ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...