Questions tagged [shape-keys]

Questions related to using and manipulating Shape Keys. Shape keys are used to deform objects by transforming the locations of control points over time. There are two kinds of shape keys, Relative and Absolute.

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Why does the X rotation on my shape key driver go negative when I'm rotating on the Z axis?

As the title says, when I rotate the bone on the Z axis, there is a certain point where the X rotation in my driver for said bone goes from a 100 degrees to -79 degrees. This is a very strange issue ...
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How to apply ShapeKey at once by group selection

In Maya of Autodesk, if I select a group of objects and execute BlendShape (ShapeKey), BlendShape is applied to all objects at once. When I select a group of objects whose eyebrows, skin, teeth, and ...
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Where are the Shape Key Editor / Fake User Setting?

I've just picked up Blender again after almost 2 years and was stocked to see that 2.8 looks and feels amazing. What isn't so amazing is that the layout has changed and almost all tutorials use the ...
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problems uv map and texturing with “shape keys”

i' not able to texturize correctly the new faces that appear from the mash using "Shape keys". For exemple if i have a cube and i animate the extrusion, the new lateral faces that appear don't follow ...
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Changing value of shapekeys keyblocks with a specific name for all objects inside a Blender collection

This is my code right now: import bpy for k in bpy.data.shape_keys.keys() : bpy.data.shape_keys[k].key_blocks["Opened"].value = 0 It change the value of all ...
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filter shape key list

I'm working on an addon and I need to make 2 lists for shape keys. Certain shape keys would drive other shape keys, so I'd like to list the shape keys without drivers in the list on the left, and the ...
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How do I make a shape key for blink into wink? v2.8

How do I make a shape key for blink into wink? How do I do this in 2.8 I can't find the menu entry. For now I do F3 and search "blend shape"
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Shapekeys Keyframe All

I thought this would be simple and straight forward to do: I would like to be able to keyframe all for all available / selected Shapekeys, in a way that I can run the playback and Blender will simply ...
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Shape key with Armature Animation Problem

i'm trying to import my .fbx mesh with animation to unity. But when i play the animation it acts weird. See pictures for reference. Any ideas how this happens and how to fix this? Fyi, my animation ...
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Face Expressions from one mesh to another

I have 2 human faces in a scene, one of them imported with a heap of keyshape facial expressions, and another mesh which only has one keyshape. open mouth. I would like to know if there is any way ...
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shape tweening with animation nodes and sound

My ultimate intention is to shape tween different object based on different frequency outputs from a song. IE High notes shape tween objects A, low notes shape tween objects B...and so on. (I am no ...
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Is it possible to use a list of keyframes to control multiple shape keys to animate a mouth?

I'm a 2D animator transitioning to 3D and my process so far has been to do lip sync in character animator (they've made things very easy to adjust keyframes for mouth shapes) then move that ...
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Multiple Objects, Multiple UV's and Multiple Shape Keys Conundrum

I have a ton of objects, with multiple shape keys, what I need is a way to get uv's for each shape key on all objects at once. Any ideas how to do this? Even if I just had multiple objects with ...
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How to sort Shape keys by “a to z” in blender 2.8?

In 2.79,we could sort them by "a to z".But in 2.8, the function has disappeared. Is there any addons or python scripts?
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all shapekeys are edited at once

Im very new to the concept of shapekeys, so I dont know, wether this is a bug or a mistake in my hands. I modelled this heart and tried using shapekeys as a way to animate the cardiac cycle. I am in ...
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Blender api: How to set shapekeys as keyframe in a loop?

I am writing a simple script using the blender api (2.8) that essentially translates keyframed animation info from a rigged model to another model using shapekeys. It attempts to do this by the ...
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Binding Shape Keys to a Empty with Distance Influence

Is it possible to bind shape keys to a empty and depending of the angle and distance it has influence on a character or object? Example: https://youtu.be/zM3psSxWTYM?t=39 Basically exactly the same, ...
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Animation in edit mode?

So I want to animate from the segment you can see in the first picture to it being slightly morphed like in the second picture. I can't keyframe in edit mode it seems. I've tried keyframing it in ...
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How to convert lattice-deformed and bone-controlled eyes to exportable shape keys?

I have a rigged model of Thwomp that I need to export to Unity. The eyes are animated using an armature and Lattice Deformation modifier. As I understand it, you can't export Lattice deforms to Unity (...
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Python API, get bezier points taking into account shape key values

I need to access the points of a curve object (at the current frame) using the Python API. If the object doesn't have shape keys, it's easy enough, ...
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Find armature pose from shape key?

I'm curious if there's a way to find the corresponding armature pose from a shape key?
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Changing target shapekey value changes all shape keys (Python script)

I'm trying to write a script that will automate applying shapeKeys and subSerfs into LOD's ready for export into a game engine. It's going well so far but I'm stuck on setting the value of the shape ...
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How to “make proxy” of shape keys in blender 2.8

I have set up a scene file. I have linked a character and have done "make proxy" of rigs. now I need to "make proxy" of the "shape keys" of that character. But it does not work. Can anyone help me ...
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Rigging and armature, Save poses used in a group

I have a character whcich has some loose limbs, that is to say the feet are disconnected from the main body, the mouth is as well (If any of you know the game Rayman it's a bit similar set up). I know ...
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ShapeKey Slider Driver Addon? Anyone Still Have It For 2.79?

The author of the shapekeyslider driver addon accidentally removed it from blendswap and doesn't have a backup of the file. I've been looking to get it again after a computer crash. Do any of you have ...
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Problem with moving vertices in shape key edit mode

Does anyone know why a totally unrelated vertex is moving with the vertex that I want to move when I'm trying to build a shape key in edit mode? There are no drivers and no unusual modifiers other ...
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Exporting keyframed Shape Keys to .gltf in Blender 2.80

I have been trying to export a sequence of shape keys that I imported from an .mdd file using the .gltf file format in Blender 2.80. I defined the sequence as an action in the shape key editor and ...
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How to mirror shape keys

I have shape keys that deform one part of the mesh and want to do the same on the right. Left side of the mesh deformed, shape key active Right side of the mesh, not deformed Can I mirror ...
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i have 11 shape keys but my script wont read above number 9

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Shape key drivers seem to break (red line under drivers) when i select my character mesh and enter edit mode

Just discovered the cause of this "issue" but I'm going to post anyway in case anyone else has run into it and also worried it had corrupted their files. My issue is: I'm in the Action Editor, and ...
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Batch rename shape keys

I'm kinda new to blender and can't seem to find any fast way to rename shape keys. I have found many addons and scripts to batch rename objects but none work on shape keys. Is there any way to batch ...
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Shape key for muscular/fitness of a model?

I have been wondering for a while if it would be possible to sort of interpolate between a model's "fitness" while still taking into account it's "weight". For example, say you have a ...
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Reset multiple shape key values back to 0?

If I have a bunch of shapekeys active at varying values, is there a faster way to reset every shape key's value back to 0 rather than do it one by one?
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Eyes on model won't show in glb

I'm quite the newbie on Blender, and whenever I try to export my model to glb, his eyes just won't appear on the final result. My model has shape keys for the eyes also. When I export to fbx, ...
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Exported shapekeys to unity don't play correctly

Hopefully someone can shed some light on this I select all relevant parts of the mesh and armature etc and export to FBX 7.4 for use in Unity3d The model itself displays fine and so does the armature ...
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How to apply Corrective Smooth as Shapekey?

Blender has a Corrective Smooth modifier, which is nice. I’m building a character for realtime, so I can’t use it directly. But I figured I’d take advantage of it by using it to create corrective ...
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Why is my Shape Key doing this?

I try to add a new Shape Key but when I pin the Shape Key all the other Shape keys pin as well and I can't edit the mesh. Any tips??
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Can't set keyframe type of mask

Switching type does nothing at all. Keyframes stay normal yellow keyframes with unneeded linear motion between. Even if automatic keyframe insertion set to extreme or breakdown. How do I hold mask ...
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blender hair particles go crazy when i add a shape key

Every time I ad shape keys to a mesh with combed hair particles the hair goes crazy and out of place. How do I fix this please?
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Using morph sliders in Blender

I have a character made of multiple meshes ( body, eyes, tongue, teeth). How can I make them all interact with the morphs that are on the body mesh ? Ex: 1) I have a morph that will make my character ...
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How do I use shape keys and bones for a Facial Rig? [closed]

I want to try my hand at a more professional style facial rig but I am not sure how to go about it.
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How do i mask body parts underneath clothes and armor?

Hi i have been following along with a tutorial on creating a game character, and he is using shape keys to shrink body parts under clothing, but it seems like it would be a lot easier to just hide the ...
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Cloth & shape keys problem

i'm trying to do the cloth folds using shape keys and cloth physics. Funnily i somehow managed to do it with one mesh, and now i just want to do it again with a bit shorter plane, but the simulation ...
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“Haunted” Shape Key Issue!

This might be a bug, and I've spent all night hunting it. I think my solution will have to be rebuilding some of my file and animation, but I was wondering if anyone had run into this problem: I have ...
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How would shape keys be used with particles?

Python answers are acceptable. The shape key factor should be driven by particle age as a simple example. Does the Blender pipeline allow such an interaction? One possibility in the simple case is ...
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How do I make a face (or other model) extrude out of a plane like The Frighteners poster? [duplicate]

Example02 I've tried doing this with a subdivided plane and shrinkwrapping it to a model, then applying it as a shape-key. Unfortunately, I tend to get a lot of jagged edges and spikes in the plane ...
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Shape key and driver Problems Blender 2.8

I'm rigging a character and I would like to fix spots that weight painting won't fix with shape keys. But assigning bone as a driver doesn't do anything. It's controlled by an IK bone and doesn't seem ...
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Vertex coordinates of shape key with subsurf modifier

For mesh objects with shape keys, you can access the vertex coordinates of the shape key using: ...
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Shapekey rotation messed

I’m using shapekeys for my animation and I know that shapekeys are linear transformation but I can’t understand why they wont work correctly if original mesh is rotated. Here is how shapekey works ...
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How can I align bones position with mesh when using shapekeys?

I have mesh that bends to left with shapekey and I also have an armature attached to the mesh. I need that armature to somehow follow the mesh position, it this possible to do?