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Change action strip properties in nla editor & set as default

is there any way to save [blending mode,repetition times, extrapolation] settings so that i don't need to change it every time i add a strip. i have an action strips that specifically use for combine ...
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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" instead of ...
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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'...
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How to switch between Cycle animation and Specific Animation

I wanted to know how to switch between action strips, and personally made animations. I wanted my character to walk a bit, but then stop and turn around in a specific way. Is there a way to keep the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...