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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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Drag along the timeline without update animation

Is there any way to drag along the timeline without update animation? Like the MMB drag in Maya. This is very useful to insert keyframes keeping the pose of the object.
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Drag and drop of media doesn't drop to current spot in timeline

Using Blender 3.2.0 I recently re-installed blender on a fresh install of windows and now when I drag and drop media, it goes to track 1, 0th keyframe when it used to go to the current time and a ...
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Looping particles while using time stretch

I'm trying to create a particle loop using the duplicate particle system with offset timing on the second a la this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUPFE99Ou3E&t=84s Unfortunately, the ...
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Passive Rigid Body Abnormal hitbox

Okay, basically I tried to make a shattering block fall but everytime I run it, theres always a gap: Ive never had this happen, any ideas? FILE: https://www.mediafire.com/file/m8lcjdjd65natdl/...
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Physics Simulation Baked and Edits Made: How To Stretch Timeline Now?

In my case I have unfortunately already baked my physics simulation and made several edits in it to suit the animation i want. Thus I cannot delete the bake anymore because when i do it, it changes ...
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My animation suddenly won’t move despite the timeline moving like normal?

Im very new at blender. I’m doing polygon runway’s 3.0 spaceship loop tutorial. I’m around 14 minutes in at the point where I need to actually animate the ship itself. At the time, the animation was ...
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Filter View to Specific Set of Keyframes

I'm animating multiple characters and would like to filter my timeline keyframe view to just the relevant keyframes for my characters, instead of the entire dump of all of the keyframes for all ...
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How do I stop the animation player playing a timeline when I press the spacebar?

When I press the spacebar in Object or Edit Mode the animation player starts playing a timeline, how do I stop this? I checked the preferences and even set my spacebar hot key to activate my 3D cursor ...
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Blender Timeline jump Frames

im learning animations and im working on duplicate the model and the animations of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odwQbnA4ErM But im struggling at 2:43. It seems like not every Frame is ...
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animated passive rigid body not behaving correctly

Deleting bakes did not help me. Blender file: https://www.mediafire.com/file/y82wqv1mwc963gn/movingrigid.blend/file
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Where is the cursor for Driver Editor?

I'm trying to create corrective shape keys using the Driver Editor. I've looked up tutorials on the web but I seem to be the only one who's missing a cursor like in the graph and timeline editor which ...
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Blender particle mball simulation, does now work with time stretching

I have particle system, contained within the object mesh, with collisions, with 0.001 second timestep, 27 subframes. The particles object are mballs. All works well when i render movie without time ...
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Is there a way to automatically adjust keyframes to accommodate change in fps? [duplicate]

I have several animations that I would like to change from 30 to 60 fps and I'm wondering if there is a Blender tool or add-on that will proportionally adjust all the keyframes in a project to ...
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Portion of particle bar greyed out in timeline, makes particles behave abnormally

I'm not sure what I did to cause this, but the bar at the bottom was all red and now a section of it is greyed out. the animation behaves normally when it's in the red part but as soon as the playhead ...
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I want to delete this animation

I need help since I am new to blender. I am not sure which button I press but I accidentally created an animation with multiple balls falling around the body. I see these red lines in the timeframes ...
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How editing timeline

I have created a animation sequence and now I want to optimize the time between key frames. Simple, I want to extend or reduce the number of frames between key frames. The only way I have currently ...
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how can i add a camera marker without name with python?

I'm trying to add a camera marker with an empty name import bpy scene = bpy.data.scenes['Scene'] scene.timeline_markers.new('', frame=scene.frame_current) while ...
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falling roof animation with keyframes or physical commands

everyone. I have a question to animate falling bricks as easily as possible. First I gave the falling bricks the same animation data and then i changed the position of them at different times. But I'm ...
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How to change the color of an object using the timeline?

I’m trying to assign specific colors to a certain moment on the timeline. For example: From 0-50 I want Red, From 50-75 pink, From 75-85 orange, From 85-95 gold, From 95-100 purple.
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python code to change a text during the timeline

I'm a physicist teacher and I'm trying to create a code that modifies a text during the timeline evolution. The idea is make a display that show some information such the position of an object while ...
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how can i set the timeline to a non integer value (float value)?

I made an animation via python which sets some values on non-integers. Now i would like to manually change these values. how can i set the timeline on a non integer value? e.g. 12.5 I know i can ...
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Object disappearing in animation timeline

I’m extremely new to blender and following along a grease pen tutorial, it was going well but when I’m in the animation workspace my object disappears on the timeline after about 20 keyframes while in ...
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How can i bring my Timeline back [duplicate]

I accidently deleted my Timeline-Bar and I dont know how to bring it back. As you can see its not above my Statusbar. I have already tried to drag it up but its not hidden it's deleted.
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Keyframes/poses are not being interpolated armature/mesh

I created poses and then apllied different mouth poses on different keyframes but it is not working. Let's say i want my object to say "HAPY" At keyframe 0 applied pose "BMP" for ...
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'Render Properties' keyframes always showing in timeline, and no way to hide them?

In a scene I've made, I animated the exposure in the 'Render Properties' tab, and as expected it shows the keyframes for this in the timeline. However, these keyframes remain in the timeline ...
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How to delete markers from timeline

How do you select and delete markers in the time line once created in Blender 3.0? I tried box selecting and x to delete. Can't do either.
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automate jumps between markers on the timeline

Blender doesn't offer exponential curves for velocity (of a camera, from v to v/10 in this case - for an 'infinite zoom' effect), only exponential curves for displacement. The latter give me smooth d ...
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Why can't I see my key frames?

I have made a quick animation where an object fades, and I have animated a value to do this, however, I am not able to see my keyframes, both in the timeline and graph editor. The keyframes are still ...
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Keyframes disappeared

R-type in 2d animation. I even tried all the stuffs like scrolling and from view section deselecting specific keys like only show keyframes from selected channels, frame all etc but its still not ...
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How to leave a cloth forever in the fold position [duplicate]

After creating a cloth, I want to leave it in a folding position, without being dependent on a timeline. That is, the cloth will be like another hard object in the form of a fold, and there will be no ...
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Blender 3.0 Video editing timline grid: How to get the grid to be bound to seconds?

In Blender up to 2.9, i could configure the grid in the video editor timeline to have subdivisions based on seconds. It was a very easy and handy tool to get an orientation of how far i did zoomed in. ...
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Why can't I copy keyframes? (Error message pops up)

literally just trying to copy/paste keyframes into the same timeline. The error I get from pressing CTRL+C with keyframes selected is: "No keyframes copied to copy/paste buffer" Does anyone ...
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Keyframes for material animations don't appear!

I read some answers to the questions, but none of them worked. https://developer.blender.org/T67359 https://www.reddit.com/r/blenderhelp/comments/j0ayfx/...
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Animation: Copy and Paste Pose Flipped effects the originally copied pose

I'm currently trying to animate the Rain model (v2) and am having some trouble with it. I have tried copying and flip pasting one of my poses however doing so effects the originally copied pose. And ...
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How do I add keyframes to an object that I want to sculpt at time intervals?

Is it possible to have blender follow key frames based on sculpting differences of an object? I have a glacier in Blender that I am trying to sculpt at time intervals on my timeline, but blender does ...
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Is there any way to disable scroll bars?

I have a question about scroll bars. These bars are generally very useful but in time lines they are confusing and many time they get activated when you don't want to. Also if you had to use different ...
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Quick Explode Keyframes

I'm experimenting with quick explode. Everything works fine but I can't find the according keyframes in the timeline. I want the explosion to happen just a few keyframes later/earlier. How do I do ...
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Scrubbing Past "Viewport Visibility" Keyframe in Timeline Unselects my Object, Causing All Keyframes/Channels to Disappear

In 2.93.3 (haven't tested this in other versions), when I have a Grease Pencil object in Draw mode, and have a viewport visibility keyframe set on the grease pencil object itself (set via Object ...
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How can I save a frame of a mantaflow simulation and use it as a mesh?

So I’ve done a mantaflow fluid simulation, but I want only 1 frame of it and use it as a static object, is there a way to do that? I’ve tried hitting the convert button but that’s converting every ...
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Sverchok // "Progressive" animation, animate through a given period of frames

I've been using sverchok since a few weeks. Love it. Is there a dedicated way to animate things in Sverchok on a "progressive" basis ? I have an example : let’s say I want to count from 1 to ...
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Time remapping renders different keyframe as second frame

I'm currently working on an animation. I have set the time remapping as follows: Old: 100 New: 300 On the old time, I rendered frames 400 to 500. (100 Frames) On the new time, I try to render frames ...
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How do I access a grease pencil stroke's point data as points are added to the stroke?

I'm using Blender to create drawing practices for myself, where I place two points on the screen and use the grease pencil to connect them. I then save the XY coordinates to an SQL database and will ...
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How can I retrieve current frame number for use in Geometry Nodes?

I know that I can use key frames in various fields of the Geometry Nodes. But I want a more explicit reference of current frame number. The only thing I found is the 'Frame' layout to enclose nodes. ...
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Keyframes not visible on timeline when selecting a bone in Pose Mode? -- v2.83.1

Every time I select a bone in Pose Mode, none of my keyframes show up but my animation still plays. So far I've tried changing/clicking in the "View" menu of the "Timeline" editor.....
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the blue line of the timeline doesnt match with my current frame

The blue bar doesn't match with the blue line, and when I press play the blue line also goes in a very slow way It's impossible for me to insert keyframes, because if I insert a 1s animation, it is ...
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How do you loop a frame by frame grease pencil animation a limited number of times?

I'm working on an animation where the character is running for 5 or 6 seconds. The actual animation is drawn frame by frame, and it consists of 15 individually drawn grease pencil frames. However, ...
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How to stop playback absolutely

I have a scene with a lot of physics, and in some cases hitting 'play' means each frame takes a couple of minutes to calculate. The play button becomes a pause button, but since the UI is locked up, ...
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What are negative frames for?

I noticed that one can extend timeline backward indefinitely. What's the purpose? Would there be any difference if I start my animation/simulation from frame -10 instead of frame 0?
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Blender Viewport FPS Drops (Animation Playback) on New Laptop

I'll be quick here. Recently I bought a new machine with much better specs than my 8 year old Laptop, however the problem I am facing is that when I Animate inside Blender, initially I get blazing ...
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How to view all layers in timeline while animating 2D?

I've been animating this project mostly on a laptop in the past. I transferred it to my new PC and wanted to keep working on it but all the layers I had opened on the timeline are no longer there. Its ...
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