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The basic purpose of the Timeline is to control movements of your objects in 3D space. The Timeline isn't the one really moving your objects in 3D space. Rather, the Timeline gives you insight as to when what will be where in the 3D space.

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Can I enter a timecode instead of a frame number in the timeline to navigate?

Yes. Moving the indicator to the specific spot works well by writing a specific frame number in the Blender Timeline's current frame value box. However, I am in a situation where I want to move the ...
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How to handle simulations/particles/meshcache frame ranges when tweaking animations on timeline?

I tend to forget to add/substract delta frames to these ranges when moving keyframes on the timeline. Especially when there is a lot of objects with such option. Typical situation is when I need to ...
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Question about audio and video synchronization on rendering

I am importing a .mov where the media information is recorded at 30 fps with h.264 and the audio is AAC sampled at 32khz with 32bps. Rendering is done at 30 fps ...
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How to prevent timeline position moving when I click stop?

In the timeline I push alt-a to play and again to stop. But the timeline position jumps ahead when I stop! So I keep having to drag it back to play again from the ...
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Why doesn't the timeline speed match reality?

My timeline seconds/frames are not showing the same amount of time passing in as reality when I hit play. After 8 seconds of real time have passed I'm only on second 2, frame 30, of Blender. And ...
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Combining two scenes

I have two .blend files. Is it possible to combining this scenes, both is animation and if one animation from the first file is over, the second will start.
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Change Frame Range Display

is there a way to change frame dispaly from 0,2,4,6..etc to 1,3,5,7,9..etc
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Timeline doesn't show animation, skips through (as if prerendering doesn't work anymore)

Short question/problem: I've set up a scene with letters (rigid bodies) falling down and bouncing of a plane. This all works fine. The problem occurs after rendering the whole scene to an animation. ...
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How to delete repetitive keyframes in the animation?

I want to delete repetitive keyframes in the dopesheet action editon. Like if I animated some bones of an object and some others stayed the same during the frame. But this second group has keyframes ...
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My timeline scrubber is on a different frame to my mouse cursor?

For some reason whilst animating in blender the green timeline scrubber is now not moving at the same rate as my mouse. So when I set a key frame, the key frame sets where my mouse is but shows me the ...
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Grease Pencil-Preceding frame visible in next frame(non onion skin)-turn off please

Simply, Draw something on frame 1 and then I go to frame 2 but the contents of frame 1 are still visible until I start drawing on frame 2(contents of frame1 then disappear from view until I return to ...
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Is there an addon for making the timeline BPM-based?

I've found one called Rhythm 1.0 but it seems it no longer exists. Anybody know of something similar? Thanks!
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Video: Use Python, Find Frame Time

I'd like to take a video playing at 30 fps (most of the time...sometimes 29.97 or 60 fps) and create a starting keyframe...sort of "stopwatch" style "go" button, and then be able to use python to know ...
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In blender time line how can I control which frame I want to show/not show?

I rotoscoped a video animation using the grease pencil, and I would like to start messing with the timings. How do you hide certain frames without deleting them?
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How to restore Animation Timeline? [duplicate]

Above image is the timeline I'm trying to restore.
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Script for a Value Node with Output Keyframe - Cycles

I would like to write a Blender script (with Cycles rendering engine) in which there is an Input Node (related to a material) that outputs a value proportional to the keyframe ('the time'). By now, I ...
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How can I delete or shift certain sections of the Timeline?

I'm using a single Blender file to create a 2D slideshow (with animated graphs and stuff). So all the "slides" are in this file. They are of course not actual slides, but sections of the Timeline (so ...
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Set a different length for each animation

I have a blender model and I have been making a few simple animations with it. Prior to today I could select the animation in the Dope Sheet and go to Timeline, set the Start/End frames and leave it ...
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Better way for stopping simulations on timeline?

I have been working on a lot of fire and water sims for a project. The problem I am having is after baking the sims and then playing them back to see how it looks, the timeline gets "frozen" while it'...
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Can't Edit Quick Explode

I used the preset Quick Explode (Is it a preset?), and after a while, I wanted to change it so Quick Explode happened later on in the animation so I could animate before it (like you would on the dope ...
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Add a button to the timeline to jump

Want to make a button in Blender which requires to jump in a specific frame and then again jump into another frame according to the requirement.
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Lock displayed frame interval to time

As you can see in image below, I'm using Blender for Video Editing, displaying vse, timeline, dopesheet and graph editor. I have locked time in all of the windows. You can see the green line set in ...
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Sound visualization: Length of animation does not match audio file length

I setup a simple animation nodes node tree to experiment with the animation of a shape key and a material node of an object (cube). This is the node setup: Although, as stated in the comments below, ...
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Multiple named animations

I am new to blender and I am trying to model, texture and animate a character like the avatar from Minecraft and I am stuck on the animation part. What I would like to do is to create several ...
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Is there a way to change default start frame on the timeline?

I would like to change the default start frame fro 1 to 0, so that I wont have to set the start frame at 0 every time I open up blender.
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I've lost my timeline and have duplicate headers in VSE(newbie to Blender)

I am a newbie to Blender. Just started a 3D computer animation course. The icons and panels are confusing me and I have lost my timeline and included multiple headers. My questions are: How do I ...
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How to Read Timeline Seconds?

I feel pretty silly for asking, but I need to know. On the timeline sheet where it normally shows the keyframe numbers, when you go into to 'view' and you click 'show seconds' it gives you the seconds ...
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Is Blender building the wrong strips into Proxies

I have a small strip I'm trying to build into a proxy, so I can go through and find all the frames I want to lay pictures and text over my videos. However, I try to make a proxy with 1 minute and 20 ...
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Cloth Sim + Time Remapping + location animation = teleporting mesh

Not sure if this has a solution, or may even be a bug, but I wanted to see if anyone could help. B:2.79 Lets make an animation of 20 frames, using a single plane mesh. Animate the plane location ...
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Path constraint switching and timing

I am working on my character animation project. I want to create multiple paths for my character to follow, (do action). For Example, follow the first path from frame (x) and (do action) until the ...
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How do I make my walking animation to continuously move instead of stopping at the end of the frame

As you can see, for some reason when my walking animation ends, why does it take longer for the character to move its legs apart again (that is from frame 0 to 40) compared to when the character moves ...
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How do I change right click to left click when in timeline mode?

As you can see in my preference, it is set to left click so that when I click on an object I can click on it using the left button. Unfortunately when I am in the timeline mode, when I have to click ...
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How to set buffering frames?

In User Preferences > Editing > Allow Negative Frames > checked and saved. I want to let physics items to settle before rendering an animation both in cycles and with OpenGL. But How do I tell ...
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How can i take a video without render

I want to make animation on blender but first i need to see how speed my models in animation. Render is taking very long time and i can't use timeline because fps is very low. this mean i can't ...
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How to delay fire and smoke animation?

I have 3 animations on my movie: broke, fire, and smoke. I want the broke first, then fire, then smoke, but they are all starting at the same time. How to delay fire and smoke animation? You can see ...
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My animation stops halfway through?

I'm doing a short little animation for a side project and the length is 167 frames. I think I accidentally clicked something and now it only plays up to half of the clip before looping. So for ...
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Can I jump to the previous/next keyframe but ignore Grease Pencil keyframes?

I'm using a shortcut for the Jump to previous/next keyframe function, but when the scene's Grease Pencil is visible, Grease Pencil's keyframes are also in the timeline. It interferes in jumping ...
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How to Add Timeline Marker via Python?

I'd like to add a Timeline Marker via python script. How can I do it? Using bpy.ops.clip.add_marker() requires me to have the context for command, so I'd prefer something like ...
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Select Multiple Key Frames in Timeline Editor

How I can select multiple key frames in the timeline editor so that I can delete them all at once .​
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Animation are displayed at the wrong time while rendering

Hy All Im working on a quite large video project with blender 2.78.a on a Debian 9. Since the rendering crashes after a certain while, i render my movies in different slices. For the first slice of ...
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Can't figure out what kind of keyframe this is?

Can't figure out how to locate this keyframe, there's a tall yellowish green line on my timeline but I don't know what it represents tried narrowing things down by using the outliner but still can't ...
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Sort Custom UIList markers

a little question about UI list, i'm trying to make a custom marker panel. It's aim is to recense all markers on timeline. Then i have a custom operator to jump to these markers. I managed to call the ...
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time cursor shifted in frames in VSE

The time cursor in Video Sequence Editor (VSE) or Timeline is shifted to the right when I right click somewhere in the timeline. The time cursor does not move to the position of the mouse cursor. The ...
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Scaling down the keyframes

I'm trying to understand how to stretch and scale exactly the keyframes of my animation. Let's say that at the beginning my animation was composed by 66 frames that I want to render at 24 fps. Later I ...
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Deleting Grease Pencil Keyframes

I recently started working with the Grease Pencil and can't seem to figure out how to tweak and edit the keyframes of Grease Pencil. I want to be able to move them around on the timeline, but I'm not ...
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Video editing, how to make blur value a function of the time?

My goal is to make the blur filter value, size X for instance, changing while the movie plays. I want the blur going up and down in time like a sinus function, for instance ...
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Deleting Grease Pencil and grease pencil usage showing up in the Timeline [duplicate]

In the hierarchy I have "GPencil and GP_Layer". I would like to delete this from the hierarchy. But mainly, every time I use the grease pencil, Blender puts a lime-green line in the timeline. I would ...
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Is it possible to have a separate animation timeline in another layer?

I would like to have different animation speeds for different objects in the same scene. Having a separate timeline would help but I can't find an option to do that. If it is not possible to create a ...
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Why do I get the same vertices coordinates after obj collidess although setting frame_set()?

I bake a physics simulation in a scene in which a couple of mesh objects are present. I want to obtain the vertices coordinates of one of the meshes in the scene from frame ...
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Looking for an After Effects feature in Blender (Expressions)?

In after effects there is a feature where you can write a quick code to automatically animate something. i.e. say you want something to slightly "wiggle" you can type wiggle (2,30) and it will ...