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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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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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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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Rigid/Cloth Simulation freezes at frame 250

Any idea of why my viewport preview of the simulation stops at 250 frames? (as you can see on the orange line on the timeline) Am I maybe missing any kind of configuration?.. It's a rigid body ...
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bind camera to marker via python

I'm developing a script that exports and imports timeline markers with binded cameras. Printing marker info and exporting are working fine. The problem is the last step of the import script. This is ...
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How to disable loop playback of animation?

Is there a way to stop looping playback in the timeline? I want to avoid sending additional animation data from blender by stopping the animation at the end frame and in another case to prevent ...
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How do the AV-sync, Frame Dropping and No sync in Timeline work?

How do the AV-sync, Frame Dropping and No Sync options in Timeline work when working with audio and video?
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Moving a Smoke Simulation in Time

If I spend a couple hours baking a smoke simulation and then realize that I want it to happen several frames later in my animation, is there any way to shift what frames it occurs on without having to ...
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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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Activate Rigid Body Physics at certain time?

I've been trying to make a wrecking ball smash through a figure of sorts, not really sure what exactly but I made an example. The problem I'm having is that the figure does indeed fall apart, but I ...
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Python. How to find a point on the timeline where Fcurve reaches a certain value without changing current subframe?

Is there any way to find out via Python at which point of the Timeline (at which subframe) fcurve reaches a certain value, without actually changing the current subframe? I have found out that it was ...
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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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How do you create an animated mask for an image to show underlying video for v2.82a?

EDIT I'm using Blender's video editor to overlay an image on top of my video footage. The problem is, I need to mask (make transparent) certain parts of the image that are currently blocking part of ...
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Is it possible to speed up/slow down the preview playback of an animation in the Timeline?

Using the Action Editor and in Pose Mode, I am editing the animation of my armature at 30 FPS. Maintaining that framerate, I would like a slower preview of my animation (like play at 50% normal speed) ...
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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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Cloth Bake: Save frames in timeline as shape key?

I've run a cloth bake. It runs from frame 0 to 60. I can see the results in the timeline from frame 0 to 60. I want to save various frames as a seperate shapekey for the cloth. For example I want to ...
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Why can't I see keyframes in the timeline? [duplicate]

I was doing some animation, when I didn't know how to animate using edit mode. Someone showed me a tutorial on YouTube by using hooks. It managed to work, but then I began to realise that the ...
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New Keyframe Types

On version 2.78 there are new keyframe types available on the timeline. Jitter Extreme Breakdown Keyframe Can someone please explain how they are used? Are they only colors that display on the ...
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How can I make an object appear in timeline at a certain frame?

How can I add a specific object to my timeline at a certain frame? I want to add a flag which should float over a pre-baked water fluid simulation. I baked a drop falling into water. After frame $120$,...
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Time remapping incompatible with particle info node?

I'm trying to make a spark material that fades to transparent as it reaches its lifetime limit. I've succeeded, but it absolutely does not work with time remapping for some reason. Here is my problem ...
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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 to delay fire and smoke animation?

I have 3 animations on my movie: broke, fire, and smoke. I want the broke first, then fire, then smoke, but they are all starting at the same time. How to delay fire and smoke animation? You can see ...
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frame_change handler called on mouse press and release event when scrubbing

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2.9- How do you keyframe an object's render visibility?

I want my object to be visible until frame 50 then have its render visibility turned off. how can I do this? eevee
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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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Rocky mistake with key frame in timeline

it looks like that i made a mistake with the timeline. I have deleted objects from the file, left the one that i wish to work on, which i did (worked) and even saved the file. Today I have opened the ...
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Scaling down the keyframes

I'm trying to understand how to stretch and scale exactly the keyframes of my animation. Let's say that at the beginning my animation was composed by 66 frames that I want to render at 24 fps. Later I ...
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Change the start frame and end frame of a bake in Blender using script [duplicate]

I am doing a cloth simulation. After baking I realize that the required simulation comes to an end in the 40th frame itself but it keeps simulating till the 250th frame. Now I am able to change the ...
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How do I combine an animation with two different fps'?

I have two separate motion capture fbx's, one being the body which is 100 fps and the face being 24 fps. I just brought the both of them to blender 2.9 however since they both are two separate fps' ...
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Blender shape keys aren't animating properly

I am trying to animate a hinged lid so that the hinge will not poke through the bottom, and that it will also properly show itself. I followed many tutorials word-for-word, but when I do what they do, ...
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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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