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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Should I use bones or shape keys to control the movements of a cat models ear?

I'm not sure if this is where you ask questions like this, but I'm trying to rig a cat and am wondering if it would be better to use shape keys to control its ear movements or bones? Any thoughts? ...
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How to export shape keys as fbx when they are controlled by drivers?

Good afternoon, I have an animation set up in Blender where I have bones controlling the shape keys of my object. The shape keys have drivers, so when my bones move, the shape keys activate. However, ...
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How to make a blender script to copy specific shapekeys

I am trying to duplicate shapekeys and I don't see anything simple enough for what I am trying to do, and I don't understand python. I want to take a shapekey I named, lets say "test". I want to ...
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Make an object follow and warp around a path

I am quite new to Blender and animation in general. I have a plane object that I need to follow a path shaped like a J, but it should also warp its shape around the path, so for instance when going ...
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animating mesh division and holes

I'm doing some mesh morphs using shape keys and the shrink wrap modifier with sub surf to get the mesh to mold to the shape of things i want it to shape into. the problem is when i have things with ...
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Flatten mesh from uv's to retopo in blender 2.8

I am trying to flatten by uv's a mesh that I can retopologize then morph back the retopo. The reason is I have a marvelous designer model with lots of folds, I spoke with an artist that uses 3ds max, ...
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How to connect shape key animation as driver to rotate a bone in pose mode

I am attempting to utilize facecap (iphone app) face fbx file (it has 51 shape keys with animation data on it etc) on a character with rigify rig (face as well). Question. i want jaw rotation (jaw ...
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How would i animate a “4D” Triangle like this?

guys! Completely new to blender and was wondering how I could animate something like this?
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Shape Keys: Best method for simple mouth shape

Im trying to determine the best way to create the mouth animation of this hard working carrot! I will use shape keys, I’m just trying to create a clean mouth shape out of the Mesh. I’ve tried ...
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How to change shape keys with the same name in different objects at the same time

In the image below, the “face” object has shape keys “angry_left” and “angry_right”. And similarly, in the image below, the “eyebrows” object has shape keys with the same names “angry_left” and “...
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Why do the Shape keys get stretched when I switch to Object mode?

I folded the corner of a sheet of paper using shape keys and it looks good while in edit mode. However when I switch to Object mode the corner that I folded gets stretched longer and wider. Why is ...
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Copy shape key to a different object with similar geometry

Is it possible to copy a shape key between objects with similar geometry? Specifically, I am looking to transfer shape keys from a higher poly mesh to a lower poly mesh that are very similar in shape, ...
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Blender grease pencil shape keys

is there any possible way to achieve a similar result like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbp95snCPr4 with grease pencil? Or is there somewhere shape keys for the internal grease pencil tool? ...
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Bone locations that control shape keys with drivers

I have a rather complex rig with 292 bones total. I am at a point now where I would like to work on shape keys to add detail to mesh deformations such as muscle contractions etc… The question I have ...
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How to set up shape key driver in 2.80?

So I have this character animation with a shape key that flattens and unflattens his hat: (in glorious technicolor here) It looks good. But the shape key is mucking up all my other Actions now. It ...
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Shape Keys with more than 2 end positions?

Shape Keys allow parameter-controlled and animable morphing of a mesh between two states where the number of vertices must not be changed, only their position. My question: Is there any possibility to ...
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Script for merging and renaming shapekeys

I make avatars for vrchat but most of them have like 500+ shapekeys that I need to mix and rename by hand. Is there a script out there that automatically does this for me?
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Binding one mesh to another

guys. I have 3 meshes: female feet, male feet (a shape key to female) and shoes. When I morph the first mesh into the second, I need the third to follow. Binding shoes to female feet with Mesh deform ...
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Is there a way to apply shape keys to the mesh as the permanent shape? [duplicate]

Im trying to export the facial expressions them selves as models is this possible?
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How do I make a drill rotate using shape keys?

I'm making a few drills and wanting to make them rotate at the same time, I am wondering how to do this using shape keys, because it's not going to be animated yet. I'm going to use the cycles ...
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How to correctly export to collada with animations?

I am trying to figure out why this model I animated with shape keys won't export correctly to .dae (Animations are messed up when re-importing). However .fbx or .abc works perfectly. I have baked all ...
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Can't apply modifiers with shapekeys on blender 2.8

i have a model with some modifiers on (subdivision surfaces and solidify) and i'm not able to apply those modifiers with the shapekeys on, but i want to keep them, is there any solution beside doing ...
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Transform Animation from drivers to shape keys

I have a character head with shape keys for facial animation. I setup drivers to control the animation using circles. I need to make blender record that animation into the shape keys so I can Export ...
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Best way to rig a cartoon mouth [duplicate]

so i have been experimenting A LOT with blender but this has got me stumped. I'm trying to make this character open his mouth very far (to his legs) and im wondering what the best way to go about this ...
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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 ...