Questions tagged [nla-editor]

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

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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.
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Why do the bones move when editing an action strip in the NLA editor?

I just need to do a simple thing which is editing an action. I press Tab after selecting the action to enter the edit mode. All of the sudden, the mesh moves before making any edits! Look at the arms....
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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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Missing Actions in Blender 2.9

right now, I have a character rig that has a decent amount of animations attached to it. Everything is fine up to when I export the model. Whenever I open up the new FBX I just created, most of my ...
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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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Action in NLA Editor transforms object for no reason

I have two actions, an Idle action and a Crouching action. They have equal size and rotation when I open them individually in the Action Editor, but when I open the Crouching action in the 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to remove armature in NLA editor?

How can i remove those 2 armatures in my NLA editor?
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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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mixamo animations transition

So I upload to mixamo and then import FBX to blender. I repeat the same process but for a different animation. I then go into blender, into dope sheet. Delete the X and Z keyframes and line up the ...
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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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Blender Animation: Animated Influence over the period of time of a repeated action strip

I have an action strip (frame 00...10), which is repeated 40 times via its playback settings (resulting in a 00...400 "big" strip). I want to animate the influence of the resulting strip (0...400) in ...
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Animation doesn't render what I see in the preview!

I'm working on a lego-animation. I've already set all keyframes and organized everything in the NLA-Editor. When I scrub through the timeline everything works fine, but as soon as I press "render ...
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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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Multiple action for different parts on same armature

I want to create multiples action for different parts of my model (ex: action only for hand,foot,rest of the body), so I can use different action at same time. How can I do that in blender?
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How to find an action that is visible in NLA editor but can't be found in Action Editor? Especiallly when Linked across files

I can find and access an action in the NLA editor but I can not find it in the Action Editor. My goal is to use the action in another file via linking but don't know how to. The animation is ...
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How can I clear all out everything I don't need in the NLA editor?

In my project, NLA editor is filled up with all of the objects in the scene and when I import this to unity, animations mess up (imported asset has all animations of all objects even thow there is ...
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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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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 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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Animations to Unity3d

I'm developing a videogame, so I started creating my assets on blender. I have made a human with a walk and idle animations (Everything fine here :) ). For unity can detect that the main character's ...
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Object in pose mode does not translate

I am doing this super tutorial (NLA editor), in which we animate an object using armatures. As mentioned in the image below (23:23 in video), I try to translate the object to create some keyframes ...
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NLA animation changes on every render

This is the first time I'm utilizing the NLA-editor into my animation workflow and I'm having some trouble: it seems like my character is moving in a slightly different manner on every render. I have ...

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