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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Lofting: can I copy a Shape-Keyed mesh for each frame of its animation?

I have made a simple profile mesh (an edge loop) which I've animated along a path using 'Follow Path'. It has a number of Shape Keys, and as it moves along the path, it changes shape. I would like to ...
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How can I create a smooth looping animation for cloth simulation?

I have created a waving flag simulation by pinning a set of points, adding cloth physics, and setting up wind forcefields. The result is just fine when I render the scene except that I want the ...
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Drive shape key based on relative camera orientation?

Let's say (for the sake of simplicity) that this cube with two blue sides is my character... and the shape key in question raises a few vertices on top. Whenever the camera views either Blue side, I'...
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How do you make a torus 'telescope' open?

So I have a torus, and I need it to "telescope" open -- kind of like Pacman's death animation, but with a torus instead of a sphere. I'm very new to 3D modeling/animating so I really have no clue how ...
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How to apply shape keys?

I used shape keys to create a middle shape between other two. Can I now remove shape keys and 'apply' them as a modifier to the resulting mesh?
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Is it possible to create duplicates of a mesh, that can be deformed and used as blendshape targets?

As the title says, is it possible to create duplicates of a mesh, that can be deformed and used as blendshape targets in blender? like this: edit: Here is a nifty little script to deform the base ...
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Transforming (morphing) one object's shape into another's

For example, I have two different objects. One cube and another- sphere. Can I somehow make cube change its shape identical to the sphere through animation? I mean I can do it manually with shape keys ...
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Can I fix broken shape keys after editing basis?

I edited my mesh changing the number of vertices after adding shapekeys, and it get totally messed up when the shapekeys are on. Is there a way to solve this problem without remake the shapekeys all ...
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Shape keys and applying subdivision surface modifier

I have been creating a dragon model lately (it might come familiar to someone) and I've done a lot of work so far, I've also spent alot of time with creating shape keys for my eye. However, I see now ...
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How to export a scene with Shape Keys Animation?

I have a scene with the cloth simulation, turned into shape key animation, using this method: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?387461-Bake-Cloth-to-game-engine How to export the scene ...
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How to set a random value for multiple shape keys?

My question is related to my previous asked one: How to set a specific value for multiple shape keys? I have about 300 shapekeys and want to set the random value for all of them . How to do it using ...
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How to bake object with cloth simulation and subsurf (not applied)? Having trouble using .mdd method

I need to transfer Blender scene with cloth simulation to Maya and Houdini. In addition to cloth simulation, I used subsurf (not applied), after cloth modifer. And if I apply the subsurf, the cloth ...
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Controlling drivers with data received via TCP/UDP

For a project I need to drive shape keys with data received via a network connection. In my setup I receive input form a TouchOSC app running on an iPad into PureData on a Mac. The input data then is ...
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add driver for a shapekey via python?

how can i add a driver for a shapekey via python? shape_keys.animation_data.driver_button_add(True) or ...
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Blender: morphing object shape

I have two different objects in Blender. They have the same number of vertices and in the same order: Is there a way to morph one object into the other?
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How can I bake vertex animation into keyframes, but make sure that there aren't any duplicate keyframes

I've seen a sweet technique for baking vertex animation to keyframes by means of creating a shape key for every frame and keying the shape key to come on at the right time. An awesome user on this ...
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How to make separate Lips control the mouth (Cavity) animation?

I've create the lips using bezier curve and assigned bezier circle in the bevel object. There's a simple body with a cavity, I want the cavity boundary to follow the animation of lips, because Lips ...
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How to get vertex normals from a shape-key in Python?

I'm trying to create an exporter for a format, which includes shape key support. This format requires both vertex coordinates and normals to be specified. This should be logical, because the vertex ...
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Apply a modifier as a shapekey into existing shapekey or merge shapekeys?

I am making a shapekey of a model shrinkwrapped to another model. The shrinkmap modifier is too inaccurate to wrap to the model alone. So, my first step was to roughly hand position the geometry ...
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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 to stick a curve (with shape keys) on rig?

I used curves to do my character's eyebrows and gave them some shape keys. But I didn't know that I coudln't give them an armature (the one for the character). Is there a way to keep the shape keys ...
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Revert vertex position to Basis Shape Key

How I can revert the position of a single vertex in a shape key to it's position in the Basis Shape Key?
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Morphing between two different curves or meshes via shapekeys

I've imported two .svg's from illustrator to blender that I would like to be able to morph between with shapekeys. There's a screenshot of the .svg's below. Blender imports each letter as an ...
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Animation of Dupliverts with Shape Keys with Python api

Description of Problem I would like to create an animation of 100,000 atoms with 10,000 frames from my molecular dynamics simulations. Currently I am using dupliverts with a single uv sphere for each ...
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Is it possible to combine shape key values from different objects?

I have several objects in the scene, each of them has few shape keys. All shape key values change simultaneously with the same value. Every time I need to keyframe the animation I have to go to every ...
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How to change shapekey vertex position through python

I need to change vertex position in a shapekey through python. Is it possible to do? Right now i can only get vertices coordinates. But how to change the vertex coordinate of shapekey? ...
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Shape key morphing between two meshes with different vertices

I am attempting to morph between a base shape and another version of that same shape, however the second version has a few more vertices. Does anyone know of any scripts that could get around this? ...
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How to drive shape keys based on the angle between two bones?

My character rig needs shape key correctives when it makes certain poses (eg. lifting the arms, the shoulders need to be corrected with a shape key so they don't lose volume). I know you use a driver ...
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Why does mesh shrink when using shape keys?

This is the first time I've used shape keys, but from what I understand they should be pretty straightforward. I have the Basis key and I've added an Arms_up shape key, see mesh examples below: ...
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Making a shape key with a value that is the average of other shape keys

I have an object called "Template" and it has several shape keys, one of which is called "Speaking". Another is called "[AVERAGE]", which I want to be the value of the average of all its other shape ...
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Cannot Apply Array Modifier

Modifier Cannot Be Applied to a mesh with Shape Keys I have built a rollercoaster track, and in order to continue the build without lag, I must apply the Modifiers. Is there a fast and easy way I can ...
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Update a shapekey Basis from another shapekey

I am editing a character that has many shapekeys for facial expressions. I have made some changes to the character's overall face to adjust its features (no vertices added or removed though.) I have ...
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Increasing topology without affecting shape keys

I have a mesh with multiple vertex groups and shape keys, and I need to increase topology. I'm using blend4Web, which doesn't export modifiers, therefore one should apply them to realize their effect. ...
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How to import a model as a shape key?

I want to make changes to a model on Zbrush then bring it back as a shape key on Blender. I won't be adding any geometry just changing the shape. EDIT: I tried what Mr Zak said but seems like there's ...
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Bug with Apply Modifier ( Simple Deform) as Shape Key?

I create an animation with a plane is transforming to a sphere by using the method describing by @leon-cheung in this topic . I want to apply the two modifiers (Bend in Simple Deform) as shape key ...
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How to batch export shapekeys as OBJ from the active object?

I am not a programmer and I don't know what I am doing. I want to export many shapekeys as OBJ files from an active object. Doing this manually would take an insane amount of time. Unfortunately, I ...
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“F” Button in Shape Key Editor Not Showing Up - Why Not?

I'm trying to export a model with armature and shape key animations. I've been following this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvjwTnS6vhA This process works fine for the beak of my ...
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using boolean modifiers and shape keys in animation

what i am trying to do is an animation exactly like the shown above, which is captured from youtube. for the sake of simplicity let's talk about the far left split cube. so as little as i know i ...
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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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How to disable/enable multiple shapekeys visibility?

I have over 300 shapekeys added to my mesh. How can I disable and enable the visibility for all of them using scripting?
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How do I delete one single shape key?

So I added a shape key, but later I had no use for it so I decided to delete it. So I went to the Blender wiki and read the shape key article, which clearly stated "The "X" button: It allows you to ...
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Scripting: Is there a way to test if an object has shape-keys?

Is there a way to test if an object in Blender has shape-keys or not?
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How can shape keys of a linked object be controlled?

The Properties Panel in a scene file has no tab for mesh when an object is linked to the scene. Can the Shape Keys influenced by a driver or is there some other trick to enable shape keys in the ...
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most simple way to drive shape keys in python via armature object

I'll explain the steps to reproduce the most simple example to allow to update a shape key value from python within the game engine. This is supposedly only possible through an armature object. start ...
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How to make a fluid animation / transformation of a simple cube?

I recently try to get into shape keys and I wonder if I can animate something like which is shown in the gif below (just a random example, it does not have to be exactly like that). Whatever I try, I ...
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How to set a specific value for multiple shape keys?

I have about 300 shapekeys and want set all of them to value 0.5 or 1. Is there a fast way to do it?
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How to make mesh grow to create form

I would like my mesh to grow to form this logo: I created a curve and made the mesh grow along it. The problem in with the 45º edges. See here better: Any hints please? Edit: I have tried using a ...
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Wrapping geometry object animation

I'm trying to animate wrapping a dodecahedron. I tried to use one object with shapekeys (rotate Y+Y with normal mode), but I can't parent the animations, any ideas? Now I made separate objects but now ...
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Blender shape keys aren't animating properly

I am trying to animate a hinged lid so that the hinge will not poke through the bottom, and that it will also properly show itself. I followed many tutorials word-for-word, but when I do what they do, ...
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Possible to fix a broken shape key with a copy of the model?

I've been using sculpt mode and messed up my horse model's head. I had been improving the eyes and accidently used one brush wrong. I cannot undo it anymore now. Luckily, I have the model before the ...