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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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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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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 -- the keyframes are inserted on each element's location and radius ...
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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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How to create an image whose alpha value changes according to a curve through time in node-editor?

I connected an image-node with a composite-node and connected a value-node into the alpha of the composite-node. I changed the values and the image changed its transparency. Then, I connected the ...
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How can I create different animations for a mesh on Blender?

I have an avatar mesh and I want to separate different animations, each animation in a different timeline in order to create blending animation. I do not know how to begin this process on Blender. Can ...
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How to create Cloth Simulation for Deflating a net wrapped around balloon in Blender?

I am trying to wrap a net (made out of torus shapes) around a balloon. As the balloon deflate, I hope to make the net get flat and flat (on the ground. I was exploring the inflate and deflate on ...
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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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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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Cloth Sim + Time Remapping + location animation = teleporting mesh

Not sure if this has a solution, or may even be a bug, but I wanted to see if anyone could help. B:2.79 Lets make an animation of 20 frames, using a single plane mesh. Animate the plane location ...
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Sort Custom UIList markers

a little question about UI list, i'm trying to make a custom marker panel. It's aim is to recense all markers on timeline. Then i have a custom operator to jump to these markers. I managed to call the ...
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Offset Timeline for Multiple Linked Objects

I'd like to be able to link to groups from a series of .blend files so that the models appear in a single .blend file so I can animate a camera between them, but make updates to the individual .blend ...
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Theming the Timeline Area outside the Playback/Rendering Range

The Timeline Area’s background color seems to be controlled by Theme Space Settings > Window Background — but the background outside the playback/rendering range always seems to be a darker version of ...
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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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How can I conveniently retime an image sequence strip in the VSE?

I'm putting together a "movie" of stills. I would like for these stills to have animated scale and position, and to change to the next image only every nth frame-- let's say, every 16 ...
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Paste flipped keyframe cancels the other ones

When I keyframe a paste flipped pose, it just cancels the other keyframes I have. Blender version: 4.0.2. Archive link:https://workupload.com/file/t3EQL9pecVd Demonstration Video
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My cloth physics stop working when baked, what's going on and how can i fix it?

I'm trying to follow a towel tutorial. However my physics aren't operating correctly. Even before baking my cloth only will fall correctly when i hit play, then tab out of object mode and into edit, ...
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Dope Sheet Action Editor turned orange. I think I've changed a setting somewhere on accident, how can I undo it?

If you open a new blender file and open the Action Editor in the Dope Sheet, it looks like this: Nice and clean, empty, and gray. In this new file, changing the End frame of the Timeline also sets the ...
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How to add follow path at a specific timeline with other animation keyframes?

I've been working on a scene where a plant is blown over by the wind and then rolls in a circular motion for a while. I've been watching tutorials on how to make different parts of the plant move (...
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Moving animation keyframes breaks all

When I want to move a group of keyframes the entire sequence breaks How should I move them?
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Dynamic Paint Irrespective of Time Stretching

I have this Dynamic Paint setup which influences the mapping of some droplets. As the splash happens, it wipes the droplets away based off of the merging of the two Weight Maps. The only problem is ...
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Time stretching a movie clip not working in render

I have a movie clip in my scene as images on planes. My video is at 60 fps. As this will render twice as many frames, I would like to decrease the frame rate to 30. I have managed to do this in the ...
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Blender Timeline jump Frames

im learning animations and im working on duplicate the model and the animations of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odwQbnA4ErM But im struggling at 2:43. It seems like not every Frame is ...
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how can i set the timeline to a non integer value (float value)?

I made an animation via python which sets some values on non-integers. Now i would like to manually change these values. how can i set the timeline on a non integer value? e.g. 12.5 I know i can ...
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Keyframes disappeared

R-type in 2d animation. I even tried all the stuffs like scrolling and from view section deselecting specific keys like only show keyframes from selected channels, frame all etc but its still not ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Video Editing: What is the diff. between Sequence Render Animation & Render Animation?

Good day, I started using Blender v2.82a a week ago exclusively for Video Editing. I have seen a few tutorials but the following query has not been addressed yet. Aside from being faster and ...
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Trying to make multiple actions with different durations

So I made two actions on a single armature (to which is attached an object), one for running and one for walking. Now, when I play one and adjust the playback time (timeline, I guess) thingy it plays ...
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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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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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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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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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time cursor shifted in frames in VSE

The time cursor in Video Sequence Editor (VSE) or Timeline is shifted to the right when I right click somewhere in the timeline. The time cursor does not move to the position of the mouse cursor. The ...
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Timeline Matrix (Theoretical Animating)

I haven't been active for a while, but something has come up that I am really intrigued about. Would it be possible, to have two animation sequences for one mesh rig, and then use python to animate "...
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Timeline: advancing time without evaluating time

While placing keyframes in the timeline it is possible to move the time marker (green vertical line) without evaluating the animation? On my object, I have some keyframes values that I want to be ...
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Combine/transition animations

My character is animated to walk to the end of the path at frame 100. How can I get him to do the remaining "Attack emote," at the end of the path? File: https://we.tl/t-rY0zhkre4T Thanks
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Editing video - Navigation will not drag past 9h42min

Keyboard navigation works - Page up will navigate to the next video sequence The moment I click on the timeline, the navigation jumps all the way back to 9hr42 min I can drag the navigation anywhere ...
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how to scrub animation in viewer using shortcut?

I'm in 3d viewer and I want to scrub my animation without have to click/drag on the timeline. For example in Maya : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDZEhzH1zGQ I found the similar one in Blender using ...
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How to connect object's timeline keyframe animation to an geometry proximity

Can i connect object's animation(keyframes) to an another object(ico spheres), to play animation by distance, if ico spheres come close, it play towards, if ico spheres go backs, it plays backwards. I ...
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Timeline: Marker and Keyframe do not have the same "position"(on the frame)

My issue is that I use markers to switch between cameras. My cameras are animated and my first camera stops at exactly 27.696(I need that for my project). My 2nd camera starts at 27.696 and moves to ...
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I cannot manually add keyframes. I can only use auto keying. Why?

Any time I press I whilst having a bone selected, then click Only selected channels, nothing happens. No yellow diamond appears on the timeline. If I enable auto keying and move a bone, a keyframe is ...
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Blender 4.0 - Move Keyframe Precision?

In Blender 3.6 I used to be able to precision move keyframes by holding the CTRL key while moving them. This doesn't seem to be the case in 4.0. How do I do this in 4.0?
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How to drive an armature from a gear/horn animated on the timeline

I have an Armature with an Inverse Kinematic that I wish to 'push' radially from from a gear horn. I have both the gear animated on a timeline and the armature built. I don't understand how to get the ...
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Change the nanosecond markers in the timeline from 00:32 to 00:30

When you press CRTL + T inside the timeline, it changes from displaying frames to displaying seconds and nanoseconds. I have seen that without closely zooming in, the nanosecond and normal second ...
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