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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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Action editor's active action

I'm designing a stack of animations for a game, and once in a while the display will get stuck on an animation, regardless of the action I edit. How do I change the active action displayed in the ...
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Basically live VJing in Blender - Triggering animations on the run

We need to trigger an animation live, during a vj/theatre performance. The artist needs to easily start and stop a pre-made animation. I have been looking into Nonlinear Animation, but yet can not ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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How can I edit an action strip while seeing the global NLA animation playing?

I'm playing with the NLA editor so I can use action strips, but I think I don't understand how it works. From what I understand, I can see the NLA (global) animation only if there is no action opened ...
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How to create a new action strip

I deleted all animations via the blender file outliner and now I cannot add actions in the action editor as there is no action strip. Trying to add a new action strip in the Nonlinear Animation window ...
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NLA editor, default value before NLA strip starts

System Information Operating system: Windows 10 Blender Version 2.83.0 Short description of error Animation in NLA editor goes wrong Exact steps for others to reproduce the error The object's position ...
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animation track with two stripes and second stripe strart where first stripe ends?

How to work with animation and tracks (stripes)? I create Stash and Track in Notlinear Animation. I add two Action Stripes (from created Action Stash) in one Track. How to do the second Stripe starts (...
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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to remove armature in NLA editor?

How can i remove those 2 armatures in my NLA editor?
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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 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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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 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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Mixamo missing a parent or master bone

I downloaded an animation from mixamo and made a repeating action of the walk cycle. But I can't find a master bone or parent bone to move the model along a path. It is just walking in place. When I ...
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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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How to separate a timeline into multiple actions?

Blender is my bread and butter but there's a darkside within it I have 0 understanding of. I've no idea how NLA and action editor work. I've an animation where you have 230 frames and a character ...
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How to erase any residual keyframes from a .blend file?

This is something annoying because it always happens at some point, since I know Blender in version 2.5x I have always wondered how to delete those keyframes that are lost and do not appear or are ...
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Equal delays between animations

I have modeled a vessel which carries tons of weight I want to make a kind of building animation for the vessel all the parts drop from top smootly and sequent do you have ideas how to make it.
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How to find the highest end value of nla strips in a group of objects?

I have a group of objects in my scene that have animated materials. I've converted the material animations to NLA strips, and am trying to find the highest value in the list of end frames that the ...
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How to update values based on existing properties via Python?

I've written a script takes the start and end values of a VSE strip, and copies those values to the NLA strip of a selected object (effectively syncing the NLA strip with the VSE strip). The script ...
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Confusion over animations in the Dope Sheet and NLA Editor

I'm currently confused as to what's going on with my animations. If I click the star icon to lock a certain animation and mute the others, each animation works correctly. If I have none starred, the ...
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