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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to keyframe a shapekey

I am trying to animate a simple scene to test the shape key I added to the object but I tried to keyframe the shape key but I couldn't. When I keyframe the object after changing the shape key then I ...
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Morph between different facial expressions?

I want to use Blender to make a dynamic character. I want to know if it is possible to make a number of keyframes for facial expressions and then have the ability (using python's game engine) to ...
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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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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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Generated texture coordinates with shape key

I'm having difficulty using generated texture coordinates with shape keys. Consider a surface like this (from Wikipedia): I'm using a material that sets the color of the surface by its z-height (i.e....
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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 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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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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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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Get Shape Key from Action or FCurve in Python?

I've been messing around with this for a while and I can't seem to find the connection between fcurves and the specific shape key values they control. I can use something like the following: ...
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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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Assigning shape key to a curve

To create a shape key of a curve we need to start with the curve's base geometry and then move the points in edit mode to have the new form, that's assigned to shape key. Is there a way I can directly ...
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How can i merge one object smoothly into another while animating?

so i have a baby as one object and a toilet as one object and the baby grows. at the end it is supposed to have the toilet as a head like the first grown person on the right. how can i merge the ...
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Can't change shapekey values on a linked mesh?

So, I need to show the same human body in a few different states (like "smile" and "frown"). Yay shapekeys! Unfortunately, when I link this object from the asset file to the rendering file, I have to ...
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Shape Key decimate modifier

I am trying to morph a high poly humanoid into a low poly humanoid, animating the decimation. As far as I know this cannot be done with the Decimate Modifier. I have also tried doing this by using ...
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Modify a single plane mesh to match image based on alphas, create shape keys

My goal is to create the shapes of continents as they drifted from Gondwana to the present day. My proposed approach follows, but I would welcome alternate approaches or comments on this approach. I ...
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Blender scene animation exported to Three.js without bones or skinning?

I have a mountain range scene very similar to this: The mesh is a simple plane extruded to form a low poly mountain range, the animation uses 3 shape keys, a base and 2 for random vertices ...
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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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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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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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Tissue add-on: How to use the Advanced Settings for animation?

Here's a simple example to illustrate. I have a tile component object (selected) and a base mesh object (active). I click the Tessellate button and the operator options box appears. Near the bottom ...
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Animate a mesh using bones rotations instead of shape keys

I'm using the mesh found in this link which is animated using shape keys. I'm wondering how I can do the same animation but using bones (armature) instead? So if anyone could please advise.
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How do you export Shape Keys?

I want to export the mesh made with shape keys as obj files. My attempts have resulted in exporting only the basis mesh. How can I export the deformed mesh?
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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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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 control the timing of Absolute Shape Keys?

I understand that Absolute Shape Keys are for creating a deformation sequence, and are more practical than Relative Shape Keys when many deformations need to happen one after the next. The trouble is ...
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Merging multiple OBJ files into one file with shape keys

So, right now I have about a dozen different meshes that are all modified versions of a default head mesh. One for example is the same head but fatter, one with more pronounce eyebrows, one is smiling ...
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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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Normal Map only visible on single Shape Key?

Is there a way to make a normal map for facial wrinkles more/less visible with certain shape keys? I've seen something like this on youtube, but I haven't been able to determine how it was done. I've ...
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Move rig bones positions with shape key

I am making a character that morphs using a shape key, is it possible to re-position the bones and add them to the shape key of the character morph? I have looked at drivers but they do the exact ...
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Relative and Absolute shape keys on the same mesh

is there a way to use both relative and absolute keys together on the same mesh ? i want to use absolute keys to deform muscle in a way, and relative to animate face shapes. both on the same model.
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How to transfer a shape key between different meshes?

As the title says how would I go about transferring a shape key between two different meshes? The meshes I am using have a similar shape and topology (esp. with area that is affected by the shape key) ...
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Is there a way to animate a morph between different fonts?

I want to make an animation where the font changes into another in a smooth way. Example: https://youtu.be/rtKbMZqnYFE?t=10s Thanks!
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Can bones be moved by vertices?

I'm setting up a character to be customizable and one of the things I want to be able to customize is the length of its snout (using shape keys) but I have two bones at the end of it that control ...
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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 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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Get proxies to follow rig generated by manuel bastioni

I have a model I generated that has a rig. I added a couple pieces of clothing and want it to adjust when I move the bones and shape keys. I'm not sure how this should work at all. Here's a screenshot:...
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Can a shape key be negative?

It seems shape keys can't manually be set to a negative number or a number larger than 1. I've even tried using a driver to drive the value of the shape key beyond either of these extremes with no ...
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How to make the shapekey influence separate object's position?

I have a model which consists of the separate body, eyes and jaw meshes. I added a shapekey, which increases the neck's lenght. When I change the shapekey's value to 1 the eyes and jaw stay in the ...
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Script to make copies of a shape key, each one with an isolated translate channel

I have been reading Jason Osipa's "Stop Staring - Facial Modeling and Animation Done Right". In the book, there is an interesting Mel script I am trying to port to Blender, so far with no success ...
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How to access shapekey driver via Python?

I can access the shapekeys of an object like: bpy.data.objects['mesh'].data.shape_keys.key_blocks And I can get the "shapekeys package" of the object with: <...
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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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Cloth Bake: Save frames in timeline as shape key?

I've run a cloth bake. It runs from frame 0 to 60. I can see the results in the timeline from frame 0 to 60. I want to save various frames as a seperate shapekey for the cloth. For example I want to ...