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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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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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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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How to create many clips in the NLA editor

I have a metarig with: Action 1 - for example he run with ball Action 2 - he walk and throw the ball When I switch actions for metarig - ball goes wrong - he throws it while running. How can I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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" ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Looping walk cycle animation snaps back on repeat

I have what seems to be a fairly common problem (From what I've seen while searching) that I can't quite seem to solve. I'm trying to make a character walk down a street. This is the first proper ...
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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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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 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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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). ...