Questions tagged [nla-editor]

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

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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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How do you organize NLA editor strips

The outliner tab/bar is pretty organized, but when you look at the NLA editor it doesn't reflect what you see in the outliner
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NLA clips to another character

I have a character animation with a lot of clips in NLA. Now I need transfer my mixed clips to another character. Is there any way to do this easily? I don't want to bake all my clips to one, because ...
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Can NLA strips be combined by transform matrix?

When I add two action constraints to each bone in an armature, they combine as expected and as described in the wiki, that is, translations are added, rotations are "added" (whether Euler rotations or ...
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How to add Modifier to an NLA strip using Python?

Unlike objects, NLA strips do not seem to have the modifiers.new() method. Instead, there was a bpy.ops.nla.fmodifier_add(), so ...
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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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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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Offset Timeline for Multiple Linked Objects

I'd like to be able to link to groups from a series of .blend files so that the models appear in a single .blend file so I can animate a camera between them, but make updates to the individual .blend ...
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Play two nlatracks simultaneously

I run in to problem with nla editor, I cant play two tracks simultaneously if they start and end at same time, the track on top is only which is played, if I move only one to side I get transition ...
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Paste flip animation does not give the expected results

I am doing a walk cycle using an imported .mhx file. To do the walk cycle, I animate the legs and hand for the first frame then I paste the inverse in the frame 21 (in my case). In the first scenario: ...
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Nested objects/animations like in Flash?

I'm wondering whether there is an equivalent functionality in Blender to simulate the way Flash let's you create object "instances" each of which encapsulates other objects and even animations. The ...
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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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How to combine multiple actions in blender 2.90 in a single baked strip to render?

My goal is to combine all my animations actions (clips) into a single baked animation. I found a youtube tutorial but is not useful for me. LINK (MY FAIL) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFV0oS7YVHQ ...
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Why does adding a second action sometimes result in two actions influencing each other?

I have been working with Blender for about a year almost exclusively to animate 3d models for games. I absolutely love it, save for the entire flow of action strip + NLA. The moment I think I ...
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Saving NLA-Strip Configurations for Multiple Actions for further Animation

Is there a way to save NLA-Strip Configurations like this? Here is whats going on in the scene: walkcycle from left to right look around with the head and other acting tail wave jump over obstacle ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Actions - separated objects

I am lost in actions and NLA editor, even if I watched a lot of tutorials. Is there possible to merge animations of more objects to the one action? My character is a cartoon character and there is ...
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Is there a non-baking method of merging actions together

While it's possible to bake animation data, it usually outputs many keyframes to preserve the overall animation. Lots of keyframes are very tedious to edit. Is there a way of merging strips into a '...
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Export Animations to Wikitude

I am trying to export a scene to Wikitude 3D Encoder. The scene is nothing special, for now a simple cube will do. However, I would like to have multiple animations available for this object which I ...
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How to find out if the nla editor is in tweak mode

How can I verify with python if the current strip is in tweak mode? I know I can call the operators bpy.ops.nla.tweakmode_enter() and ...
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NLA Editor won't let me export the right actions

I'm animating actions for a video game and I was able to export most of the fbx's without much hassle to my programmer and into Unity. I would go to the dope sheet and animate the actions separately ...
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Cannot keyframe multiple bones

Hey guys i have a little problem with keyfreaming. Anytime i select some bones in pose mode, rotate them and hit [I] on the rotation properties, blender inserts only one keyframe for one bone, the one ...
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is there any way to isolate an animation in the NLA editor?

I want only some of these animations to play. is there an easier way than individually disabling each of these?
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Bake/Merge two or more NLA tracks into an action

I have two NLA tracks, one is the fist-clenching, and another is the leg-bending. I'm able to evaluate them at the same time, so the leg is bent and the fist is clenched. But my problem is, how can ...
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Is there any way to Zero-Key the layer to remove the offset in NLA editor?

I am fixing bugs in Motion capture and there is a nice feature in Maya called Zero-Key which adds keyframe for selected objects to remove the additive layers offset. It sounds confusing I guess. In ...
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When using the NLA track, can you only show one animation at a time? glb

I am trying to make a an animation with multiple objects in one scene. I am using the NLA editor so that I can get each animation separately but I want the animation that is not playing to disappear. ...
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NLA editor does not save keyframe changes

I tried to edit my animation like this: Click on the action strip I want to modify Press the Tab key to bring this strip up in the Action Editor The strip turns green and the action is shown in the ...
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Name not reflected when generating nla strip with Python as strips.new() method

I looked at the api document and expected the name parameter of the strips.new() method to be reflected in the name of the strip, but it wasn't. Did I misunderstand anything? What is the purpose of ...
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How to export multiple combined animations in a single glTF file

TL;DR: I can't find a reliable way to export in a single glTF file multiple "composed" animation, i.e. themself composed of several animations. I created, via the Action Editor multiple ...
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How to achieve smooth transition from walk cycle animation to standing pose?

I'm working on an animation project and I have a lot of walk shots. I'm using NLA for creating variations for my walk cycle and it works perfectly but I couldn't get a smooth, natural transition from ...
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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.