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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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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Why isn't the scrubbing working properly?

I checked the scrubbing, but it didn't work. It works from time to time. It worked well on other YouTubers, what's the problem? I've filmed it working. https://youtu.be/JkWiJ2yy1sI Youtuber videos ...
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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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Why does my walk cycle look so weird?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84psGO2X0bs I need to get some feedback on this walk cycle I'm using in a couple of days. I feel like the timing of the legs is the reason that it's looking wonky ...
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Ceil or floor keyframe's time with blender API with python

I would like to ceil or floor all the key frames of an object in a manner that happens when you drag and drop them slightly in the Blender UI. Example images of what I mean: Then I drag and drop the ...
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How to reverse the moving of timeline in blender [closed]

My timeline is moving in the opposite direction of frames like frame 50 to frame 1
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Is there a way to prefetch the timeline?

In the motion tracking part of blender you can prefetch your video to make it play smoothly, is there a way to do that with the regular timeline so if I have a scene at 60 FPS, I can play it at 60 FPS ...
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I can't find my play button in the Timeline, just the left half of it is visible on the right side of the header

So I had it a view times, that I was missing my play button in the Timeline. I searched the Internet but couldn't find help yet. The bar with the play and pause symbols isn't completely gone. The left ...
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How to move selected keyframes to current frame or a specified frame number

I want to select keyframes from multiple different frames and move them all to a specific time without having to use g or s. I ...
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Is there any way to save Cursor movements to history?

Oftenly i do change cursor's position by mistake and i cant undo it. Are there any ways to add the cursor movements to history ?
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Is there an Evaluation time/Speed graph for regular xyz location /rotation properties inside the graph editor?

In programs like After Effects you can select a speed graph to edit the speed/velocity of your animation. i.e pixels/sec: In blender I’m attempting to do this in the graph editor, but I’m ...
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How to stretch out animation time for a volume object

Blender volumes are great; particularly when I've got a scene (as I do right now) with a number of fluid effects going on. I can simply save them into a directory as a bunch of OpenVDB files and ...
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What is the FPS speed that the animation timeline runs at by default? Blender 2.9

I'm currently learning to animate 3D to export for videogames but I'm having trouble with identifying the FPS speed. When I press PLAY, at which speed does the animation play in the timeline? Is there ...
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Why are my keyframes not visible in the timeline? [duplicate]

I'm practicing on camera movements based on a tutorial by polyjord and I noticed that my keyframes are missing in the timeline at some point: Q: How do I get my keyframes back?
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the animation cursor is playing in a stepped movement. Even if there are no keyframes put the time-cursor is moving the same way. my fps rate is 30is

the animation cursor is playing in a stepped movement. Even if there are no keyframes put the time-cursor is moving the same way. Here is a video showing the issue
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Randomize Rotation, Scale, and Location for a smooth loop animation?

Tried looking this up and I had no idea what to type for it. So let me explain what I plan on doing: For the chains surrounding the subject, I have Axis Empties that are hooking a curve that will ...
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Timeline Area Type

Does anyone know why TIMELINE doesn't show up in Area Type? bpy.context.screen.areas[0].type = 'TIMELINE' throws a TypeError. It is however available in the Editor ...
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Video Sequncer (Audio only) resets when playing on Animation Timeline

So I'm trying to do a lip-sync animation with a model, I have one of Blenders own models and added audio from Youtube video into the Video Sequencer but when I go back on my Animation Timeline the ...
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Rigged model teleports everytime I render the image

Been trying to solve this for 2 hours straight and nothing and my only hope is here. I'm still kinda new to all this but had thought I got an idea of this until this annoying thing happened.
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Skip frames in rendering [duplicate]

This might sound weird. I have a scene with alembic files. There are chunks in the timeline which do not need to be rendered. For example in a 200 frames timeline I want to skip say 20-51 and then 110-...
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Orange in timeline, playblack won't go to frame 1

I've accidentally set some markers in my scene, and now Blender has locked on to a section of my scene. Please help me remove the markers! Thanks.
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Clip stops at frame 100

I added a clip (19s) by drag and drop in Blender (Layout). When I press the play button, the clip works normally...till frame 100, then the picture stopped but in the timeline it moves forward. Frame ...
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Hidden animation on rig

I have a really weird problem I couldn’t find any answers for online. I made a simple procedural animation on a character rig. I then added some wiggle-bones (addon) to make the hair sway ...
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curve on animation tab (idk how to explain just look at the pic)

Recently I downloaded blender 2.92 and when I already started animating, it always slows down towards the end like a curve. The picture I sent has this sort of like curved line on the animation and I'...
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Help with marking keyframes for the timeline

I am trying to work on a 2D animation in Blender, but the markers for the keyframes in the timeline disappeared because I had the express keys for my drawing tablet on. I am trying to make it so the ...
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How to Change Timeline Division Markers to Match Chosen Frame Rate?

I can change the frame rate of an animation easily enough. What I can't do is reflect this change on the timeline. The timeline division markers are displayed in an interval that is different ...
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Keyframes Disappeared but Character Still Moves

The animation i have made is missing keyframes in an area but the character still moves. Usually i would highlight the bone i want to move in the rig and i would see a yellow dot appear in the ...
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Is there a way to Force 24 fps on Animation Playback?

I have some animations and baked simulations in my scene. When I view the playback, it plays at around 16 fps. Right now I can use my mouse to scrub through the timeline which works ok, but obviously ...
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How snap PlayHead to start or end of strip in NLA Editor?

How snap PlayHead to start or end of strip in NLA Editor?
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Blender rigify character animation to Unity looks so weird

I have used rigify for rig my character and make some animations to use in my games. But in unity they looks so weird. Searched questions about this issue, and I have tried some solutions like change ...
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Giving the same keyframe to multiple meshes

A beginner here. I want to give the same key frame to multiple meshes. Are there any other way than selecting every single one and giving key frames one by one?
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Time remap doesn't interpolate cloth simulation properly

I animated my scene before realising I wanted it at a higher framerate. Oops! Rookie mistake. So I enabled time remapping and stretched it out to twice the duration (from 100 frames to 200 frames). ...
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How do I extend the amount of frames on a 2d animation?

I need to extend the amount of frames on the timeline, as you can see in the picture it ends around 1020 frames in the png. I havent tried anything yet to fix it myself but I was wondering if there ...
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Image Sequence -> Timeline relation. How could I make an image sequence start at frame 20? [duplicate]

I'm working in EVEE right now and I am trying to make an image sequence start in the middle of the timeline. Is there a fairly simple way to do this? Thanks in advance
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start animation render at a negative frame

A very useful simple feature that would solve many problems. Is there a way to render my animation starting at frame -50? I know there is an option in the settings "allow negative frames" ...
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Audio volume only decreases for a few seconds

When I click on “sound” settings, I can see that I can adjust volume from 1 to for example 0.200. However, when I do that, it only remains 0.200 for one or a few frames max and then returns back to 1....
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Keyframe disappears to actions?

I have downloaded a blender file (2.9) and it seems that something is set so that the keyframes of animations I create are automatically converted to actions in the nla or I am doing something wrong? ...
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time shifting of either solved tracked camera or 'dynamic paint' baking

I am trying to add an animated ship to the real footage of the ocean. I have the solved camera from the footage. I have the ship model. Now I need some wake waves. I can get them using dynamic paint, ...

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