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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...