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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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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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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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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, ...