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 can I move tracking markers along the timeline?

To explain the problem I have run into: I have created some tracking markers in the Movie Clip Editor and tracked several points in the clip, and I have added an offset to the movie clip so that it ...
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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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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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Clipping timeline at certain frame

It it possible to prevent timeline cursor going further than the end frame? For example, I have only 100 frames, but the cursor can go to 105.
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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 to render a sequence of images with time remapped?

I used to export a sequence of images from blender and then merge them into a video using other software. I need the output video to be 24 fps. My audio is 3:28 min. This means the length of the video ...
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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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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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Can I keymap scrubbing the timeline with the mouse wheel?

Title says it all. I want to be able to scrub the Video Sequencer or timeline with the mousewheel, preferably with a modifier key such as shift or alt. I want to program the firmware of a rotary ...
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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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Timeline animation plays only one frame

When I play it, all frame loops in 0-1 fame. What did I miss?
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Help: Timeline has turned red - how can I get back to default?

I am a completely beginner in Blender, and inadvertently have turned the timeline to 'red'. I googled it, and for the life of me can't figure out what happened. How do I just turn it back to normal?
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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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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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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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Why does recording an animation not record the initial position of an object?

I am doing a simple animation. I click the record button in the bottom timeline and then move objects in the viewport. But somehow the yellow diamond mark ( recorder ) does not appear on 0/1. ie, the ...
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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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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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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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Can I control the intensity/strength of bouncing (the one that can be found in Graphic Editor with T key pressed)?

I tried to decrease the effect in the Graphic editor but it doesn`t seem to work
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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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Timeline keyframe interval snap

Is there a way to make it so that keyframes snap to an interval (for example, every 5 frames), and cannot be placed between them?
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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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In pose mode, changes revert when I move the timeline

If I make a change, it moves back the moment I move the timeline, as seen here, https://i.gyazo.com/3ec8b06336418e6956fccca3f5c38ba8.mp4 What causes this? (also, it happens even though keyframes are ...
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Apply Cyclic all at once

It seems like I can't just select all channels at once in the timeline. How can I apply cyclic to multiple channels at the same time?
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Rotate multiple keyframes at once?

How can I select multiple keyframes and add rotation to all of them at once?
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Is there an addon for making the timeline BPM-based?

I've found one called Rhythm 1.0 but it seems it no longer exists. Anybody know of something similar? Thanks!
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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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Playhead is always centered? How to disable?

i'm very confused and need help. I think i accidentally enabled this option where the timeline is centered to the playhead but i dont get it like it was before. The playhead is centered and the ...
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3D rotation rubik's cube problems and movement assignment [duplicate]

The object in question is a classic rubik's cube and I have to carry out the classic movement of the cube, the problem is that every single cube is an object. I can't move a whole section together. ...
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How do I restore the Blender Timeline? (Blender 2.82) [duplicate]

So one day, I was working on a "Softbody" Outro for my YouTube. But as soon as I was about to check it out. The Timeline Disappeared! So I need your help, please! Edit: Nevermind I got it back hooray!...
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How to loop animations

If the orbital period of earth is 1, the period of Mercury is 0.241. In the Timeline, I scaled Mercury to said period by pressing S, .241. How can I get Mercury to continue it's motion rather than ...
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Viewing alembic keyframes on a timeline?

I've tried and tried, but for the life of me can't figure out a solution to this. Does anyone know if it's possible to make blender display something on the timeline to indicate there are keyframes ...
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Hidden keyframes in timeline

Soo, I think I accidentally pressed something and I don't know how to fix that. The thing is that keyframes in the timeline are know hidden behind the numbers The animation still works, I can add new ...
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Im doing a 2d animation and need timeline help

I was doing a 2d animation and all was fine till i maybe hit a hotkey or pressed a wrong button. I used to be able to see my layers on the bottom left in my timeline (the default 2d-animation settings)...
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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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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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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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Linking audio position in timeline with object Z position in scene

The idea is that when objects Z position hits 0, the audio will play. Is this possible?
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how to change the location of all keyframes in blender timeline at once

I have an animation that has 129 frames. My problem is that the rotation and location of the object are not right. I want to change the location and rotation of all 129 frames at once. I tried ...
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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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How to Read Timeline Seconds?

I feel pretty silly for asking, but I need to know. On the timeline sheet where it normally shows the keyframe numbers, when you go into to 'view' and you click 'show seconds' it gives you the seconds ...
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Object won't keep properties along the timeline

I have this frustrating problem where the properties of one object do not persist along the timeline. More specifically, the objects keeps the properties I gave to it until a certain frame, then they ...
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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 do I remove F_01 from the Timeline?

I've been dumb and fearless! It's a personal goal - however, my smash into animation triggered this thing which might be an F Curve somewhere? More importantly than what it is in any detail is getting ...
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Is it possible to move keys of Rig Main Properties?

I'm animating a character rigged with Riggify. I want to switch IK/FK between two poses. If I want to modify the timing, I drag the keys of my whole character but thoses keys seems impossible to ...
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Bone and object keyframe visibility

I have an animation sequence that is setup with both object and bone keyframes. How do I display both of these keyframes in the timeline or dope sheet to be able to adjust when things start and end? ...
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Shortcut for sliding timeline horizontally only in 2.8

Does anyone know hotkeys for sliding timeling horizontically only in blender 2.8 When i slide using MMB the timeline goes verically as well as horizontally.
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Object kept old properties until given frame

I edited an object (separated a part from it to be exactly), and I think my timeline was focused on frame 41, because now, until that frame, my object has its old properties (part is not separated). ...
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Active camera not changing according to markers in viewport

I am working in Blender 2.82. I have added some markers on my timeline and made the cameras bound to them. Now, when I am playing the animation, the camera in Scenes tab is changing, but the active ...