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

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Move material actions separately in NLA for duplicated objects

From the starting scene, I keyframed the material of the cube to change intensity 0 -> 1 between frames 1 and 40. I Shift+D-ed that cube to create a new one. I'd like to move the material animation ...
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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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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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Same animation to different objects

Say I've got a dozen meshes and I want to animate some features that any mesh can have, regardless of their topology: render visibility, number of subsurface iterations, intensity of a displace ...
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Loop Actions with a Cycle F-modifier

I am about to create a ~3 minutes long forest scene with some rabbit roaming around. I created a rabbit with two animations: Sit, Walk. I then created a curve and key framed the evaluation time so ...
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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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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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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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How to select the fcurve of a material

I have a fcurve assigned to a material, but for some reason it neither influences the Offset, which it should be, nor shows up in the Dope Sheet or NLA Editor. And actually, the X-Offset is only ...
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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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NLA Influence not working

I want to add some Noise to an Action by animating the influence of the Action Track. So I enabled "Animated Influence" and inserted Noise into the Influence, but the Influence doesn't change at all, ...
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object not showing up in NLA editor

if it isn't much trouble could someone tell me how to get my robot and it's actions to show up in the NLA editor again? been trying everything i can think off but it still wont work. its action's ...
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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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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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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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How to add randomness or variability to Action Strip scale

I would like to add variability to an Action Strip's scale, ideally within a range of values I select. In the wing beat strip below, for example, I would like to scale between something like .3 and ....
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How can I make an NLA strip longer to fit more keyframes?

I made an animation and dropped it as an NLA strip - now I'd like to tweak that strip to add more keyframes and make the strip longer. I thought that the Extend (E key) function does that - but no it ...
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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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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 interpolate between two different animations?

In the NLA Editor: See how there is a slight positional change when going from Idle to StandingAttack? Is it possible to ...
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Why do I get a 'context is incorrect' error when trying to use Python `bpy.ops.nla.tracks.add()`with the NLA? [duplicate]

I am trying to use bpy.ops.nla.tracks.add() but I get this error:
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nla editor - meta strips on multiple object base?

so far, I thought that NLA meta strips were good for sorting a whole scene's animation (and beyond). But I only found functionality on a per-oobject base. What I mean: in my animation setup, several ...
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a fast way to join NLA strips?

In the NLA editor, splitting strips is just a matter of one key press. I did not find a similarly easy way to join them again (except ctrl-z :D) So far, what I usually did, was: copy the last strip ...
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Flip armature animation direction (from Mixamo to Blender (2.77))

Hi I am having trouble trying to combine multiple animations downloaded from Mixamo and imported into Blender via .fbx. Everything imports correctly but some of the animations I need to combine in ...
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How can I use Animated Strip Time in the NLA Editor?

I'm interested in knowing how to use the Animated Strip Time in the NLA Editor. From Alrik's answer to this question, I thought it could be used to do turn a strip into something like slo-mo that's ...
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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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Bringing in Multiple Animations of a Single Armature to Be Used For One Animation

I have created 3 animations using one rig in separate .blend files, a walk in place, run in place, and a simple front flip. If I were to create a new file with this rig in it, how would I go about ...
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Calling Multiple Actions at Once

I have six objects. Each has an action that occurs at the same time as the others. Is there a way to turn these separate actions into one mega-action that I can call instead of having to call all six ...
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Can't find keyframes anywhere, but I can see their effect

I have set two keyframes for the image texture node's offset property, which are driving the animation of that image texture. After trying to use the NLA, I seem to have completely lost these two ...
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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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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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How can I combine 3 actions with the NLA Editor?

Please help me out, I use blender 2.76b, I tried to combine three actions in NLA editor but only the selected track is functioned while the others are muted. Please help me.
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Rigging when bones must achieve conflicting goals

I have a question and words seem to fail me when searching here for an answer. Although this is related to a swim cycle, it is a problem I have encountered before: How do I achieve more than one goal ...
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Animation with python NLA tracks failed

I am trying to follow Blender sushi tutorial about animation with python, The video link is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWX0e1tyV5w The text version here http://blendersushi.blogspot.fi/...
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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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Render each strip from NLA editor?

I have 20 different strips on the NLA editor, and am trying to render all of them. How do I: Render each strip seperately into it's own output folder Render only active frames/keyframes Python ...
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How to make a walk cycle loop?

I've made a walk cycle that I would like to repeat a certain number of times. When I tried to "Make Cyclical" the entire armature animation I realized that the Graph Editor's modifiers only appear to ...
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How to make a transition between 2 strips in NLA Editor?

In the NLA Editor, I set two strip actions, each one of these actions defined with the dope sheet. However, I have a gap (20 frames about) between these 2 strips in NLA. Do you know how to ...
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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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Transition with walk cycle

I made a walk cycle action : the character has nothing in his hands. Then, I made an action to take an object. Then, I would like my character to keep his path, using walk cycle action again, and with ...
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Why can my NLA strip only be 10 000 frames long?

I have NLA strip with path animation, But it seems like I can only do animation for about 10 000 frames if I'm using NLA strips? Really? Am I doing something wrong?
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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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How can I repeat a group of animation phases

I am building an animation of a machine where various parts move along paths in turn. So far I have done this without any armatures. I was hoping to string several cycles of operation together, and ...
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NLA editor gets tangled all up in Blender 2.75?

Don't know what to do with this mess. Plane.002 is just a still object in my scene. Don't know how It got an action strip. I want to clean up NLA editor and action editor up by removing four actions ...
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How to save NLA action but don't use it?

I'm animating something that I made using armatures. I made a very basic walk cycle, and turned it into an NLA action. However, in the current scene of the animation I'm making, I don't actually need ...
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TIME_TRANSLATE don't work [closed]

update 2 the problem is very "easy"..bpy.ops.transform.transform(mode='TIME_TRANSLATE' DON'T WORK ...anything happend if you use that.... any action, any return, ...
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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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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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How can I edit F-curves of an action already put in the NLA editor

I am wondering if it is possible to edit curves of action already put in the NLA editor. And suppose that I have an action that extents from the frame 0 to frame 40 and in the NLA editor Strip Extents ...