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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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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Multiple bones stay at the same place when I move in the timeline

Multiple bones stay at the same place when I move in the timeline. enter link description here Here is a video wwhere I show the problem a bit more. Blender problems Here is the .blend file.
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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 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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Keyframe all bones in armature at once?

How do I keyframe the location, rotation and scale for all bones in an armature at once?
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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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How to Render Composite layers for timeline video creation

Hi and thanks in advance! I followed the tut to make a planet using Blender 2.8.1.16, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUNfPavsViY which resulted in an image containing 2 layers, Planet and Atmosphere....
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Synchronization of video background in Blender 2.80 with Python 3

I have to synchronize a Blender video background with Python since, base on what the video is displaying, objects will be created or deleted. Since the information from which it is possible to know ...
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Unable to rotate multiple spheres in a circular pattern

Greeting, am totally new to blender and I was trying to do a animation by circling the spheres along the Z axis.While rotating it shows correctly however after inserting the LocRot keyframe, the ...
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dissapear on Blender animation

Simple question: I have an animation where spikes come from the floor and then dissappear where i will put a partivle system. How can i make a keyframe to the objects where they dissappear on a blink ...
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Can't scrub through animation in Blender 2.8

Default behavior for LMB+drag in any timeline panel (timeline, dope sheet, action editor etc.) in Blender 2.8 is to create a selection box instead of scrubbing through animation. I have the B key 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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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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Animating a mouth in 2D with blender 2.8

I am trying to animate a mouth using the time offset modifier. Which, essentialy for all those who are used to doing 2D animation with other software, is a form of frame picker. However, this is ...
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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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Key frames appear in dopesheet but not in the timeline

When animating, i just realised that sometimes when i add a keyframe, it appears in the dopesheet but not in the timeline!! Why?
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Linking the sequencer and keyframe window frames/scale

I have only used blender a few times and have been getting reaquainted with the GUI and shortcut keys. Running 2.80.75 currently. As I am using the video sequencer - sequence window I have the ...
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Path constraint switching and timing

I am working on my character animation project. I want to create multiple paths for my character to follow, (do action). For Example, follow the first path from frame (x) and (do action) until the ...
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Is there a way to automatically loop through selected keyframes?

I know I can set up start and end frames for the player to loop, but I want to know if there is a quicker way, like box-selecting a series of frames in the dope sheet and having the player loop ...
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Switching camera on marker misaligned with time remapping

Quick question: I have an animation where I switch between different cameras with the "bind camera to marker" command. However I had to time remap my animation (with a ratio of 1:1,5) so that it would ...
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Blender renders only first frame multiple times( Animation) . Animation viewport freezes and it is laggy af

I'm having a problem with my animation. The issue is when i want to render the animation it renders just first frame and multiply it. The second issue is my animation viewport is so so much laggy that ...
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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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2.8 how to restore timeline cursor jump to left click

in older versions of blender you could just click anywhere in the timeline and the cursor would jump to where you clicked, instead now it defaults to box select. how do I change it back so i can ...
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Using The Time Offset Modifier For 2D Animation

I am trying to animate a mouth using the time offset modifier. Which, essentialy for all those who are used to doing 2D animation with other software, is a form of frame picker. However, this is ...
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Zooming in on keyframes in 'dope sheet' and 'animation timeline' Blender 2.8

How do you zoom into the animation timeline so that the so that you can 'scrub' more slowly with the playhead. Im using a mac and blender 2.8. many thanks!!!
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What's the meaning of color of rhombus in keyframe?

After I make frames as keyframe I found yellow colored rhombuses at keyframes in timeline editor. I clicked one of them out of curiosity and then the others turn to white. What's the meaning of the ...
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Blender 2.8 Animation: How to select keyframes from inside the UI like in 2.79

In Blender 2.79, dragging your mouse in the middle of the frame would scrub through frames. Now in 2.78 it does a box select. In order to scrub through frames again I must drag my mouse across the ...
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copy position keyframes across time?

Is there an elegant way to copy location/rotation date from one object at some frame to a different object at a different frame? Right now, my best idea is to play a lot with "Apply visual transform" ...
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Multiple actions in one file - how do I switch between each action?

In my file I have a rigged character and a couple of different animations, i.e. actions. In the dope sheet/action editor I can select between these, and the yellow/white dots (I mean the dots that ...
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how to make a different time line for each of my animation?

I'm going to make a fps shooter game. So I have to make multiple animations for my gun (Eg: shoot , reload ). Time for the shoot animation is less than the reload animation. When I gave the shoot end ...
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How can i take a video without render

I want to make animation on blender but first i need to see how speed my models in animation. Render is taking very long time and i can't use timeline because fps is very low. this mean i can't ...
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How to separate a timeline into multiple actions?

Blender is my bread and butter but there's a darkside within it I have 0 understanding of. I've no idea how NLA and action editor work. I've an animation where you have 230 frames and a character ...
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How could I duplicate these keyframes…?

Whenever I try to duplicate the keyframes for my walk animation I've already done, it does what I didn't consider though makes perfect sense - it tries to re-position the character's legs back to the ...
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How to erase any residual keyframes from a .blend file?

This is something annoying because it always happens at some point, since I know Blender in version 2.5x I have always wondered how to delete those keyframes that are lost and do not appear or are ...
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2.8 Timeline frame jump hotkey

In blender 2.79b you could jump forward 10 frames. Is there an equivalent in 2.8 that anyone is aware of? Not sure how to go about setting up a similar hotkey. From 2.79b manual... The Time Cursor ...
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Combine two timelines into one

I have a 3d model that I have applied an armature on it to make an idle movement to use in Unity. Also, using the addon "animAll" I put movement on its eyes to give a "blinking" effect in the face ...
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Is there a hotkey for automatic key-frame insertion? If not how do I set it?

I am searching for a couple of days now but can't find a hot key for that button and I can't find how to set it. So please help. thanx.
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Wrong tracking marker position [duplicate]

I have encountered a serious problem when using tracking markers: I tracked a single point over a range of 3000 frames in small steps e.g. I manually corrected the position every 50 frames. When ...
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Rendering Backwards in Cycles

There was already a similar question asked, but I want to render the scene backwards for a different reason: render speed. I want to split the animation rendering between two PCs, so the first PC ...
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How to get reference clip to start in middle of timeline?

Cycles Render Vers- 2.79 I need to use a reference clip for the final action of my animation, but that action starts at frame 720, and the reference clip ends at frame 300. How do i get the reference ...
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How do i get a reference clip to start playing later in the timeline?

I am still learning how to use blender and am using reference clips for different actions throughout a single animation. The reference clip i want to use to animate my final action ends long before i ...
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Is the playback maximum 60 fps?

Say I want to make a 100 fps video, can I not preview it at 100 fps over the timeline? Playback over 60 fps always displays "60 fps" on the playback screen. Meaning I can create 1000 fps videos but I ...
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Timeline zooming question

Is there a way to zoom into Timeline (Mwheel) at the current frame, instead of at the middle? 2.79b A Web search turned up Why am I always zooming at center of grid?, which didn't help.
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blender timeline in seconds instead of frames

I would like to have the time line and key frames be in seconds instead of frames. When I animate something at 30 fps and then decided to change it to 60 fps the animation will play at twice the speed....
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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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Why are these keyframes longer?

I was just wondering if anyone knows why these particular keyframes are longer than the others? I can see that the tips of the yellow lines for keyframe 0 and 16 are green, but I'm not sure why.
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How can I preview all of my video strips?

I have pressed something, not sure what... and now I cannot preview all of the strips in my video, eg; I can preview sound, but not image. If I add a new clip, then this previews fine. The strips I ...
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How to center the view on the “Time Cursor” in the Video Sequence Editor?

I have three markers in the timeline, and I am working in one of these three areas in the sequencer around the 3rd mark: I try to use the first marker in the timeline, so that the sequencer jumps to ...
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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 ...