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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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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?
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New shape keys distorts model without editing

Blender fileI have already created some shape keys for the character, but anytime I add a new one, it deforms the character in a weird way before I even edit it. I am using blender 2.79b. I have ...
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How can I edit shapekey value without editing mesh?

I accidentally set shapekey value to 1 while editing mesh, but I actually wanted to it to be 0.5 How can I change shapekey value and keep it's mesh shape? I want to slide to 0.5 value to get my mesh ...
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Efficient mesh manipulation with shape keys

I'm reading in mesh data from external files where each file should represent a single keyframe. So I read in the first file and create the mesh from that. The subsequent files are then read in as ...
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How to make one object fit into volume of another?

I need one object to mimic shape of another, so that it would fit it's volume and shape. Circle (2d) needs to be shaped like those crooked cube. As if you put something soft into some hard box, I need ...
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One shape key, multiple bones driving it

I have a character that has 1 shape key that controls the shape of her thighs (both left and right). What I'd like to do is control this shape key with a driver when either the left or right foot is ...
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Control MixShader value by shape key value

I have a Mix Shader mixing two textures and one shape key applied to an object. I want to control the mix shader value from the shape key slider. I think this is achievable by using drivers but i ...
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How can i get shape keys from a animation with keyframes?

I hope this is not a dumb question. I am a newbie and im not sure if this is proper. How can i make shape keys from a animation with keyframes? how can that be accomplished?
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Export Blender Shape-keys to Xcode

How can I export my Blender shape-keys to Xcode? I have one shape-key that I would like to export and I am somewhat new to Blender. Xcode uses an .SCN format and I don't know how to get the shape-keys ...
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Join multiple Shape Keys into one for Sequence Animation

I know this has been addressed before by I am still unable to accomplish it: My goal is to make each rectangle either disappear or have vertices collapse in one side so they don't show. In other ...
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Is there a way to make a shape key (or vertx group) blend along bone movement rather than linearly between start and end points of the vertex?

Still learning and messing around and can't figure how to do this or if it is possible at all. Best way to describe what I'm seeing is if you imagine a finger curled tight as the the start point and ...
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BUG or Mistake : Weird case of shape key

Iam trying a lip sync and my character doesnt lets me change the value of the shape key , i mean it does changed when i click and drag but it gets back to 0 again . Here is the file :https://www....
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Blender Blendshape meshes, UVs, and textures

Here is what I want to achieve Input: Three face models that are correctly UV mapped different textures. Goal: Create a blendshape and animate between them. Say A is a face with mouth and eyes ...
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Can I snap to face during transformation in animation?

I have this character with eyes on a body that I want to be able to squash and stretch. I am using "snap to face" when moving the eyes, but when use proportional editing on the body (later on I will ...
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How to animate a plane along a spherical area

I've been using blender for a few months now and am looking to create a character similiar to the one in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El2lXEz36oQ. So basically, I want a sphereshaped ...
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How i can bake the entire cloth simulation to shape keys?

When I give "apply as the shape key" it seems that it only takes a part of the cloth simulation, I want it to take the whole simulation, my cloth simulation has 200 frames and it seems that in the ...
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Can shape keys be grouped?

i'm making an animated character model and I'm using a LOT of shape keys to fix problems with certain body parts bending. These are driven by bone angle. I also have a bunch of shape keys for facial ...
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How to rotate just bottom half of model? With shapekeys?

Ok Ive made a paceman ghost and am trying to do what they did in Wreck it Ralph, with bottom half circling while top stays still:https://youtu.be/HgoUIvnDLGc I think I need shapekeys, but if I just ...
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How do I create a riggable muscle and skin structure for a model I plan to animate?

So I'm kinda new to Blender. I know the basics, and am currently working on a model, but I'm unsure about how to go about the muscle rigging. I know there's other softwares that have settings for ...
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Unable to Edit New Keyframes

I'm using version 2.79 of Blender and I can't edit my mesh to create an animation. The Problem: I cannot edit my mesh when I create a new shape key (Key1). I can edit fine when I switch to the Basis ...
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Apply Shape Key to Armature

I have a model with an armature rig to pose in different poses. I then have various items/clothing which can be equipped and they follow the mesh using an armature modifier/weight paints. I am ...
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When importing models, do the bones and flexes stay intact when I bring them into crowbar again for compiling?

Say, for example, I port a model from Source Filmmaker into Blender by using Crowbar. As you can see in this picture, this Mallow model has shape keys, as well as the bones used in Source Filmmaker, ...
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Shape keys/morphing adding too much to file size. What are some alternatives/solutions?

My object is normally 2MB but when I export with 2 shape keys, the file size increases to 4MB. 1MB/shape key is much too large. Are there any alternatives to shape keys or any methods to conserve file ...
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Shape key setting so that value slider doesn't work

I have an object that when I make a shape key it doesn't go back to 'basis" when I tab out to object mode. The slider has no effect. I can change it between basis and the key only by selecting basis ...
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How can I make a frame of fluid domain transform into an object which has disconnected pieces?

I want to make this... A cube for domain, and UV Sphere as Fluid object. When it fall down as fluid and make some waves at some point I want to make a transform that the fluid object turns into a ...
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Is it possible to export shape keys to c4d pose morph?

I try to export a model with shapekeys (a ManuelBastioni character), in order to import it in c4d. Is there a way to transfer these data to the equivalent in c4d (posemorph tag) ? I'm almost sure I've ...
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How To Move Bones Back Into Original Position After Applying Shape Key [duplicate]

i'm trying out bones and rigging and i've run into a little problem. I used 2 bones to move the blender monkey's ear and applied that as a shape key. However, the bones are now in that bent position ...
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How can I create veins on skin

I have this character's arm. I want to have some veins in this pattern with a shape-key, meaning that the basis would be without the veins and when the shape-key is on, the veins would appear. I also ...
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Shape Keys - opening the mouth

Any advice on the best way of opening the mouth using Proportional Editing or rotating the bottom jaw from the pivot point/3D cursor? It's the latter I'm trying to achieve. Sadly, the jaw always looks ...
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Why is proportional editing only effecting one side of my mesh?

I'm currently working on facial expressions and using Shape Keys and I've just run into this weird problem... Whenever I manipulate one side using Proportional Editing, the other side won't follow or ...
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Eyelids with Shape Keys

I seem to be having difficulty with the eyelids of my model using Shape Keys. I'm trying to get the top and bottom eyelids to close, but due to the design of the character and their eye sockets, which ...
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how can i make a rig follow a shapekey deformation?

Something like Bruce Banner turning into the Hulk. I have a model with lots of shapekeys to make different characters. I'm usin the pitchipoy rigify (or any) and i wish that when i modify the model to ...