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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.