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

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How should an animated character be moved while repeating a walk cycle?

I created a walk cycle as an action, placed it in the NLA editor and repeated the cycle. For each repetition the character jumps back to the starting position, what are some options to move the ...
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Getting area (region.view2d) pixel coordinates of 2D views (VSE, NLA)

I am looking to overlay a sound vis, using bgl, over strips in the NLA, VSE, like How can I find the area.region.view2d x,y, width and height of strips in the NLA and VSE editors using python?
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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 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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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 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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Swap two curves in the editor graph

I am wondering if possible to swap two curves in editor graphs? or to modify a curve to be constant =0 (no motion)?
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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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Can an action be mirrored or reused?

In a scene I linked two groups (object and rig) and appended an action, now I'm experimenting what would be the best workflow to animate more characters in a scene. I would like to have a set of ...
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exporting multiple NLA Actions to gltf

usually videogames require you to create your NLA action tracks and export them as an @action_name.fbx (unity) individually, so the game engine will pick them up and apply that .fbx data only to the ...
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Make strip active or deactivate it in python

I found out that the 'active variable of a strip is read-only. Is there another way to activate and/or deactivate a strip with python? Maybe a predefined operator which I can use?
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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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How to make NLA strip rotate based on previous action?

in this file http://pasteall.org/blend/34781, i would that the person turn left and continue to walk but there is a little bit problem that i could understand that canceled the turn left action. Could ...
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Snap FK/IK does not copy the motion

I have had an amazing problem about IK and FK mode. Snap is used to copy the animation from IK to FK or from FK to IK. So, normally, When i do an animation using IK and FK mode, I can finally run it ...
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Why NLA editor run only the top action strip

I get an error when I try to create a walk cycle using two action strip. The first is walk cycle in place and the second moving cycle from point A to point b. I could not understand why the NLA run ...
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Can I use the the animation/action from one bone on another bone on a later time?

I have a animated bone : translation on Y with ipo keys, can I use this exact data (linked) with another bone - starting on a later frame? and how? Or how is a proper workflow for this...? maybe ...
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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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How can animated shape keys be used in the NLA when a character is linked from another .blend?

The character's file has some actions to control a rig (rigify) this works fine in the NLA but shape keys need to be controlled by a mesh. A setup like this: Even the offset (start keyframe) can be ...