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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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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Is there a quick way to space out timeline frames by X amount of spacing?

In the timeline say I have frames 1, 2, 3 and I want to pad 10 empty spaces in between them, so it would look like frame 1, 10 empty spaces, frame 2, 10 empty spaces, frame 3. Is there a shortcut to ...
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baked fluid object animation speed

In blender 2.9, i have several already baked fluid animation in same scene. Is it possible now to change animation time/speed for each of these objects? I want to animate rain from many identical ...
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Apply modifier for unwrapping but maintain animation

I have a spring created from a circle with a screw modifier. I'd like to include the coil in the UV unwrapping. If I apply the modifier though, the keyframes from my animation of the coil moving up ...
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Middle Mouse Button not working in blender

I have a Three button mouse. But still I cannot use the middle mouse button to rotate and pan the view in the navigation port. I also cannot set the start and end points of the output in the timeline ...
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Pressing “Play Animation” Not Doing Anything

Original question: I managed to model and rig my first character, and I'm now working on the animation, when I scrub through the keyframes in the timeline, the animation is working correctly, but when ...
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Marker and line is not same in timeline editor

the marker and line is not in same position, how to fix it?
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View all timeline pressing the Home key

When pressing Home, the expected behaviour everywhere in Blender is Show all. That applies to viewport, node tree, image editor and more. In previous Blender versions, pressing Home on the timeline, ...
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Key frames disappeared from timeline

I'm working on creating some animations for my character using the Action Editor. I was editing an animation and everything was working as normal - I'm in pose mode and the keyframes of the animation ...
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Multiple Render Ranges in Timeline [duplicate]

Is there a way to define rendering in multiple ranges in the timeline? For Example: I like to render the scene from frame 0 to 191 and from 266 to 400. (I don't want to render from 191 to 266, ...
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How to close timeline window [duplicate]

I accidentally open the second timeline widow. What's worst it is moving simultaneously with the properties tab. My question is - does anyone know how can I close this window. Here you is what my ...
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Is it possible to use blender eevee like a game engine, where I add objects and movements on the fly?

I am using blend 2.9 where the game engine has been removed. I am interested in the high quality cloth simulator in blend eevee, which is much more realistic than the old blender game engine, Unity or ...
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Animating an emission shader (or any)

This is my first time posting here, I'm still relatively new to blender. I'm having trouble animating my emission shader. I'm trying to achieve like a blinking effect or an even brighter emission (at ...
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Can't Move Objects, Transforms Show Movement, Not Reacting To Physics

So I created this project earlier today, it was working fine. Went on to something else then came back to render and all my objects are stacked. The Loc/Rot/Scale is all reset visually but the values ...
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Particles timestep not working in render (works in viewport)

Working on my first scene! I have a particle emitter (from khaos plugin) and I want to create a slow motion effect (slow motion explosion). I increased mass and drag and lowered timestep to 0.001. In ...
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Blender 2.79b Dopesheet acting weird [duplicate]

Suddenly the dopesheet acting weird. I click at a certain place, but the yellow straight line isn't at the place I clicked. If I locrot a bone, the keyframe was created not at the yellow stragiht line....
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how do i change 24 fps to 60 fps without affecting the speed?

i tried time remmaping but that messed up the keyframes and i really dont want to rekeyframe my animation. like when i set 24 fps to 60 fps and put 24 in old and 60 in new the speed is fine but the ...
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Is it possible to Highlight all Animation keyframes in the dope sheet and make all frames stick to a specific location, all at once?

I downloaded two animations from Mixamo and imported it into blender. Both animations are an idle animation and a random action animation. The action animation starts at a completely different ...
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Script For Keying Timeline [duplicate]

I was wondering what the python script to type in the Text Editor would look like if I wanted to key every other 5th frame of my timeline?? I've got a picture of my problem below if that helps! ALSO, ...

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