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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Rotate multiple keyframes at once?

How can I select multiple keyframes and add rotation to all of them at once?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Splitting keyframe into separate animations by darkspots in the time line

So for a project I'm working on I have hundreds of models in FBX format(including animations) These FBX files were originally DAE but due to issues with the Y-Axis being up, the animations got all ...
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How to animate textures / how to read animation clips at an offset

I've recently moved from unity to blender to try and make some music visualizations. A common effect I loved to create in unity was a pulsating effect where the beats of the music would pulsate ...
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How to Change Timeline Start/End Based on Current Action

Is it possible to have a specific start and end frame associated with an action in Blender, separate from the animation timeline? I am making various actions for a character, some are short cycles, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...