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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How to specify start and end frames for glTF export? [closed]

I am automating glTF exporting through script. My goal is to break up the timeline into smaller sections which would be exported to individual glTF files. A simplified version of my script is: ...
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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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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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Is there a way to change the color of keyframes?

Is there a way to change the color of keyframes on the timeline? For example, I would like all the keyframes associated with the Left Leg to be Blue and the Right Leg to be Green.
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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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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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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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Play animation stuck

I just shortened the length of my animation by selecting all the keyframes in the dopesheet and scaling them down (as per advice on a thread here on stack exchange) and now my animation won't play. If ...
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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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Keyframes disappeared in the timeline - How do I get them back?

I guess I pressed a hotkey by accident and my keyframes disappeared for whatever reason. As far as I can tell the keyframes are hidden by the frame numbers numbers: The animation still works, I can ...
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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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Global Slow-mo effect - Animating Time scale

Is there a way to animate the timescale of a scene for a small amount of time? I'm looking to create an animation, and in the middle it goes from 1.0x speed, to 0.125x speed (1/8th normal speed), but ...
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Delete keyframes quickly without the menu in timeline

I want to delete keyframes by pressing X without the "menu". How can I block that menu? I looked at the keymap editor, I thought, maybe the key is "DOPESHEET_MT_delete" code but I'...
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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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Grease Pencil Keyframes not visible in timeline

I am very new to blender, working on my first project. I am trying to combine a 3D model, animated using an armature, with some hand-drawn animation, using grease pencil. I started with the model, and ...
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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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Key frames appear in dopesheet but not in the timeline

When animating, I just realized that sometimes when I add a keyframe, it appears in the dopesheet but not in the timeline. Why?
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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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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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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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How do you jump through animation keyframes in a loop?

How do you jump through animation keyframes in a loop? Currently when using the "jump to keyframe" hotkey the playhead stops on the last keyframe rather than going back to the start. I can press "...
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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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How to change object geometry over time in the same model from the command line?

I'd like to write a python script can change (not delete and re-create) the geometry of an object AFTER the initial object has already been loaded by blender. To clarify, here are the 3 basic steps: ...
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Synchronizing animation with a beat

I want to make a music video for a techno song with a constant beat. I want to simulate strobe lights that flash in time with the beat (one set of lamps for the kicks, one for the snare etc). Q what ...
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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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Selecting Negative frames in timeline

I am having a weird issue. I can select every frame 0-4 except the negative frame (-1). I am not sure why I can't select it, anyone know why? The red arrow points to the keyframe I can't select? These ...
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How can I modify the frame rate without changing overall animation speed?

How can I change the animation fps when I already have finished making an animation? I already did an animation and I don't want spend some time recalculating the time by hand, is there a easy way to ...
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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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Timeline animation plays only one frame

When I play it, all frame loops in 0-1 frame. What did I miss?
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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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How can I make object movement correlate to animation being performed?

Let's say that we have a character with a walking animation, such as this one: What would be the best way to physically move the character forward in a way that matched the animation being performed? ...
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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 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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