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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Rigid Simulation freezes at frame 250

Any idea of why my viewport preview of the simulation stops at 250 frames? (as you can see on the orange line on the timeline) Am I maybe missing any kind of configuration?.. It's a rigid body ...
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How can I modify the frame rate without changing overall animation speed?

How can I change the animation fps when I already have finished making an animation? I already did an animation and I don't want spend some time recalculating the time by hand, is there a easy way to ...
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How to disable loop playback of animation?

Is there a way to stop looping playback in the timeline? I want to avoid sending additional animation data from blender by stopping the animation at the end frame and in another case to prevent ...
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Can't figure out what kind of keyframe this is?

Can't figure out how to locate this keyframe, there's a tall yellowish green line on my timeline but I don't know what it represents tried narrowing things down by using the outliner but still can't ...
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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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Physics simulation won't run until the last frame of the timeline [duplicate]

I am making a rigid body physics simulation. It started out ending at 250 frames, but I later changed it to 400 frames. The problem occurs when the whole animation stops at the 251st frame. Is there ...
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How to start a Time Node?

my goal: This is my first compositing attempt in Blender, my goal is to create an animation shown in the render window, the animation is a simple shift from one colour to another within about 100 ...
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Is it possible to speed up/slow down the preview playback of an animation in the Timeline?

Using the Action Editor and in Pose Mode, I am editing the animation of my armature at 30 FPS. Maintaining that framerate, I would like a slower preview of my animation (like play at 50% normal speed) ...
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Moving a Smoke Simulation in Time

If I spend a couple hours baking a smoke simulation and then realize that I want it to happen several frames later in my animation, is there any way to shift what frames it occurs on without having to ...
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How can I jump to the first frame in the timeline? [duplicate]

As I was making an Animation I found my self to oftenly press AltA to start and stop the green slider, and then when I stopped it I had to get it with my mouse and move it back to the beginning of the ...
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How do the AV-sync, Frame Dropping and No sync in Timeline work?

How do the AV-sync, Frame Dropping and No Sync options in Timeline work when working with audio and video?
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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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Extend Frames On Bezier Circle Path Animation

When putting an object to follow a path on a beizer circle. The frames it takes for a full 360 motion around the circle is 100 frames (from 1 frame to 101). I was wondering if I could extend the ...
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Cloth Bake: Save frames in timeline as shape key?

I've run a cloth bake. It runs from frame 0 to 60. I can see the results in the timeline from frame 0 to 60. I want to save various frames as a seperate shapekey for the cloth. For example I want to ...
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New Keyframe Types

On version 2.78 there are new keyframe types available on the timeline. Jitter Extreme Breakdown Keyframe Can someone please explain how they are used? Are they only colors that display on the ...
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Different start and end frame for each action

I have 2 actions, walk and idle. The idle animation is much longer than the walk. Each time I want to check my animations, I have to adjust the timeline ending frame, right now that's not too bad, ...
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Rendering via python - markers problems

I'm trying to render a timeline (or some specified frames) with a plugin. I set the active camera I want with context.scene.camera = mycamera but there are ...
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Is there an Echo effect for animating in blender?

I used to be a heavy user of After Effects, I am wondering if there is a similar effect to echo in Blender. That is used for simultaneously showing a specific animation in the future and the past ...
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Can't change my object duration on timeline

Total noob question, but how do I change the duration (in/out point) as to where it cuts in and out (appears) on the timeline.
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How to Add Timeline Marker via Python?

I'd like to add a Timeline Marker via python script. How can I do it? Using bpy.ops.clip.add_marker() requires me to have the context for command, so I'd prefer something like ...
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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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Can't Edit Quick Explode

I used the preset Quick Explode (Is it a preset?), and after a while, I wanted to change it so Quick Explode happened later on in the animation so I could animate before it (like you would on the dope ...
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Deleting Grease Pencil Keyframes

I recently started working with the Grease Pencil and can't seem to figure out how to tweak and edit the keyframes of Grease Pencil. I want to be able to move them around on the timeline, but I'm not ...
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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 change material properties with time

I'm trying to create a magic halo behind an object. For this I decided (maybe, improperly - but I'm a newbie) to use hair. So I grew up a long hair, assigned an emissive material and made its colour ...
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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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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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Timeline Red Line

In my timeline there is a red line, and I am thinking it might have something to do with blender only rendering one frame instead of the whole animation. What does this red line mean? What can I do to ...
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Selecting Negetive frames in timeline

I am having a weird issue. I can select every frame 0-4 except the negative frame (-1). I am not sure why I can't select it? any one know? the red arrow points to the keyframe I can't select? these ...
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Video editing, how to make blur value a function of the time?

My goal is to make the blur filter value, size X for instance, changing while the movie plays. I want the blur going up and down in time like a sinus function, for instance ...
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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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Add a button to the timeline to jump

Want to make a button in Blender which requires to jump in a specific frame and then again jump into another frame according to the requirement.
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Multiple named animations

I am new to blender and I am trying to model, texture and animate a character like the avatar from Minecraft and I am stuck on the animation part. What I would like to do is to create several ...
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How to delay fire and smoke animation?

I have 3 animations on my movie: broke, fire, and smoke. I want the broke first, then fire, then smoke, but they are all starting at the same time. How to delay fire and smoke animation? You can see ...
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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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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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Looking for an After Effects feature in Blender (Expressions)?

In after effects there is a feature where you can write a quick code to automatically animate something. i.e. say you want something to slightly "wiggle" you can type wiggle (2,30) and it will ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blender shape keys aren't animating properly

I am trying to animate a hinged lid so that the hinge will not poke through the bottom, and that it will also properly show itself. I followed many tutorials word-for-word, but when I do what they do, ...
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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 ...