Questions tagged [timeline]

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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Using The Time Offset Modifier For 2D Animation

I am trying to animate a mouth using the time offset modifier. Which, essentialy for all those who are used to doing 2D animation with other software, is a form of frame picker. However, this is ...
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Animating a mouth in 2D with blender 2.8

I am trying to animate a mouth using the time offset modifier. Which, essentialy for all those who are used to doing 2D animation with other software, is a form of frame picker. However, this is ...
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2.8 how to restore timeline cursor jump to left click

in older versions of blender you could just click anywhere in the timeline and the cursor would jump to where you clicked, instead now it defaults to box select. how do I change it back so i can ...
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Zooming in on keyframes in 'dope sheet' and 'animation timeline' Blender 2.8

How do you zoom into the animation timeline so that the so that you can 'scrub' more slowly with the playhead. Im using a mac and blender 2.8. many thanks!!!
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2.8 Metaball Animation — viewport metasurface doesn't update

I am new to 2.8. I have a metasurface made of three objects, each with some number of metaballs. The metaballs are animated. In Blender 2.8, when I use the timeline to set the current frame or if I ...
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What's the meaning of color of rhombus in keyframe?

After I make frames as keyframe I found yellow colored rhombuses at keyframes in timeline editor. I clicked one of them out of curiosity and then the others turn to white. What's the meaning of the ...
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copy position keyframes across time?

Is there an elegant way to copy location/rotation date from one object at some frame to a different object at a different frame? Right now, my best idea is to play a lot with "Apply visual transform" ...
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Multiple actions in one file - how do I switch between each action?

In my file I have a rigged character and a couple of different animations, i.e. actions. In the dope sheet/action editor I can select between these, and the yellow/white dots (I mean the dots that ...
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Slow Playback of mocap data

I downloaded Animations from mixamo to import into my scene. In the mixamo webapp the animation plays back at 100fps. In Blender 2.8, its 7fps. Solid mode, no modifiers, no materials. No other ...
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how to make a different time line for each of my animation?

I'm going to make a fps shooter game. So I have to make multiple animations for my gun (Eg: shoot , reload ). Time for the shoot animation is less than the reload animation. When I gave the shoot end ...
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Blender 2.8 Animation: How to select keyframes from inside the UI like in 2.79

In Blender 2.79, dragging your mouse in the middle of the frame would scrub through frames. Now in 2.78 it does a box select. In order to scrub through frames again I must drag my mouse across the ...
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How to separate a timeline into multiple actions?

Blender is my bread and butter but there's a darkside within it I have 0 understanding of. I've no idea how NLA and action editor work. I've an animation where you have 230 frames and a character ...
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Blender 2.8 - keyframes not showing?

I've just started playing around with Blender 2.80 and I'm trying to animate some lightning I did. Whenever I hit 'I' on the Brightness, whether it's at 0 or 1, no keyframe appears on the Timeline.
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How to erase any residual keyframes from a .blend file?

This is something annoying because it always happens at some point, since I know Blender in version 2.5x I have always wondered how to delete those keyframes that are lost and do not appear or are ...
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Combine two timelines into one

I have a 3d model that I have applied an armature on it to make an idle movement to use in Unity. Also, using the addon "animAll" I put movement on its eyes to give a "blinking" effect in the face ...
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Is there a hotkey for automatic key-frame insertion? If not how do I set it?

I am searching for a couple of days now but can't find a hot key for that button and I can't find how to set it. So please help. thanx.
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Keframes aren't changeable!

If I create a second keyframe, the value can not be changed, and it always bounces back to the value of the first keyframe: View the value of the first Keyframe: Enter an other value for the second ...
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Wrong tracking marker position [duplicate]

I have encountered a serious problem when using tracking markers: I tracked a single point over a range of 3000 frames in small steps e.g. I manually corrected the position every 50 frames. When ...
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Rendering Backwards in Cycles

There was already a similar question asked, but I want to render the scene backwards for a different reason: render speed. I want to split the animation rendering between two PCs, so the first PC ...
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How to get reference clip to start in middle of timeline?

Cycles Render Vers- 2.79 I need to use a reference clip for the final action of my animation, but that action starts at frame 720, and the reference clip ends at frame 300. How do i get the reference ...
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How do i get a reference clip to start playing later in the timeline?

I am still learning how to use blender and am using reference clips for different actions throughout a single animation. The reference clip i want to use to animate my final action ends long before i ...
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Timeline zooming question

Is there a way to zoom into Timeline (Mwheel) at the current frame, instead of at the middle? 2.79b A Web search turned up Why am I always zooming at center of grid?, which didn't help.
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Is the playback maximum 60 fps?

Say I want to make a 100 fps video, can I not preview it at 100 fps over the timeline? Playback over 60 fps always displays "60 fps" on the playback screen. Meaning I can create 1000 fps videos but I ...
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F-curve modifier animation - whole values only

Is there a method to have the graph editor only use whole values between key frames? I've tried linear interpolation as to remove any ease in/out. For example: I have key frames at frame 1 and 100 ...
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How could I duplicate these keyframes…?

Whenever I try to duplicate the keyframes for my walk animation I've already done, it does what I didn't consider though makes perfect sense - it tries to re-position the character's legs back to the ...
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Why are these keyframes longer?

I was just wondering if anyone knows why these particular keyframes are longer than the others? I can see that the tips of the yellow lines for keyframe 0 and 16 are green, but I'm not sure why.
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How can I preview all of my video strips?

I have pressed something, not sure what... and now I cannot preview all of the strips in my video, eg; I can preview sound, but not image. If I add a new clip, then this previews fine. The strips I ...
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How to center the view on the “Time Cursor” in the Video Sequence Editor?

I have three markers in the timeline, and I am working in one of these three areas in the sequencer around the 3rd mark: I try to use the first marker in the timeline, so that the sequencer jumps to ...
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Imported an Alembic animation to Blender. How can i time-reverse it?

I imported an Alembic animation to Blender from the VR animation app Tvori. How can i time-reverse it? i need it to play as intended but then would like it to play backward, so to create a loop. and ...
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2.8 Timeline frame jump hotkey

In blender 2.79b you could jump forward 10 frames. Is there an equivalent in 2.8 that anyone is aware of? Not sure how to go about setting up a similar hotkey. From 2.79b manual... The Time Cursor ...
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Frame Duplication with Changing transparancy and colors

Is there a way to Change the colors and transparency of previous and post frames using the duplication frames, in object properties?
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In Blender 2.8, is there a way to change the New Keyframe Type for the grease pencil dope sheet?

I'd like to be able to add different types of keyframes in the dope sheet as easily as within the timeline. Is there a way to do that now, or is this something that may be added to Blender at a later ...
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Is there an Echo effect for animating in blender?

I used to be a heavy user of After Effects, I am wondering if there is a similar effect to echo in Blender. That is used for simultaneously showing a specific animation in the future and the past ...
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How to disable the decimal part of a frame number in timeline?

Now the time indicator moves smoothly on the timeline. But I need to move time indicator through the real frames without the decimal part. (Blender 2.80 beta)
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how to combine animations of different objects into 1 animation

I made a 0.50 second animation for firing, but it splits into different animations, and when i want to save it in action editor in dope sheet, i see lots of names. i think it's because I'm animating ...
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How can movement speed be set for simple object movement?

I finally decided to start actually animating stuff and followed This YT tutorial. Unfortunately I need my object to remain at a constant speed through its movement (No acceleration/ deceleration. I....
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Cannot keyframe anymore. All movement stopped and every keyframe is the same

In the Dopesheet, I had an animation. Now for an unknown reason, the armature bones move but the object does not, LocRotScale wise. While I can perform the steps of moving my object in OBJECT mode, ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...