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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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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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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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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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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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Can I jump to the previous/next keyframe but ignore Grease Pencil keyframes?

I'm using a shortcut for the Jump to previous/next keyframe function, but when the scene's Grease Pencil is visible, Grease Pencil's keyframes are also in the timeline. It interferes in jumping ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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how to combine animations of different objects into 1 animation

I made a 0.50 second animation for firing, but it splits into different animations, and when i want to save it in action editor in dope sheet, i see lots of names. i think it's because I'm animating ...
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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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Lock displayed frame interval to time

As you can see in image below, I'm using Blender for Video Editing, displaying vse, timeline, dopesheet and graph editor. I have locked time in all of the windows. You can see the green line set in ...
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Is Blender building the wrong strips into Proxies

I have a small strip I'm trying to build into a proxy, so I can go through and find all the frames I want to lay pictures and text over my videos. However, I try to make a proxy with 1 minute and 20 ...
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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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Animation are displayed at the wrong time while rendering

Hy All Im working on a quite large video project with blender 2.78.a on a Debian 9. Since the rendering crashes after a certain while, i render my movies in different slices. For the first slice of ...
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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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Why do I get the same vertices coordinates after obj collidess although setting frame_set()?

I bake a physics simulation in a scene in which a couple of mesh objects are present. I want to obtain the vertices coordinates of one of the meshes in the scene from frame ...
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Preview/rendering of the animation stops at a certain point

I have the start frame set to 1, and end 400, but for some reason the yellow strip at the animation timeline stops at 250.
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Set up a single file for 24, 29 and 60 fps?

What's the right approach to setting up a single scene to be rendered at two or more frame rates? Ideally, I'd like to set up a single file once, and render out at 24, 29 and 60 fps... but I am not ...
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Problems with the video rendering time

I'm new with blender and I have some issues with my rendering time. I have made an animation that is 2:35 longer. I left the computer rendering the full weekend (it is in my office so I couldn't take ...