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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
62 views

How to prevent timeline position moving when I click stop?

In the timeline I push alt-a to play and again to stop. But the timeline position jumps ahead when I stop! So I keep having to drag it back to play again from the ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

Why doesn't the timeline speed match reality?

My timeline seconds/frames are not showing the same amount of time passing in as reality when I hit play. After 8 seconds of real time have passed I'm only on second 2, frame 30, of Blender. And ...
0
votes
2answers
519 views

Grease Pencil-Preceding frame visible in next frame(non onion skin)-turn off please

Simply, Draw something on frame 1 and then I go to frame 2 but the contents of frame 1 are still visible until I start drawing on frame 2(contents of frame1 then disappear from view until I return to ...
0
votes
1answer
235 views

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!
1
vote
0answers
28 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
25 views

How can I delete or shift certain sections of the Timeline?

I'm using a single Blender file to create a 2D slideshow (with animated graphs and stuff). So all the "slides" are in this file. They are of course not actual slides, but sections of the Timeline (so ...
0
votes
1answer
349 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
160 views

Better way for stopping simulations on timeline?

I have been working on a lot of fire and water sims for a project. The problem I am having is after baking the sims and then playing them back to see how it looks, the timeline gets "frozen" while it'...
2
votes
1answer
409 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
197 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
215 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
159 views

Sound visualization: Length of animation does not match audio file length

I setup a simple animation nodes node tree to experiment with the animation of a shape key and a material node of an object (cube). This is the node setup: Although, as stated in the comments below, ...
2
votes
2answers
356 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
208 views

Is there a way to change default start frame on the timeline?

I would like to change the default start frame fro 1 to 0, so that I wont have to set the start frame at 0 every time I open up blender.
3
votes
1answer
549 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
135 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
236 views

How do I make my walking animation to continuously move instead of stopping at the end of the frame

As you can see, for some reason when my walking animation ends, why does it take longer for the character to move its legs apart again (that is from frame 0 to 40) compared to when the character moves ...
0
votes
2answers
7k views

How do I change right click to left click when in timeline mode?

As you can see in my preference, it is set to left click so that when I click on an object I can click on it using the left button. Unfortunately when I am in the timeline mode, when I have to click ...
1
vote
1answer
211 views

How to set buffering frames?

In User Preferences > Editing > Allow Negative Frames > checked and saved. I want to let physics items to settle before rendering an animation both in cycles and with OpenGL. But How do I tell ...
0
votes
1answer
632 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
385 views

My animation stops halfway through?

I'm doing a short little animation for a side project and the length is 167 frames. I think I accidentally clicked something and now it only plays up to half of the clip before looping. So for ...
1
vote
0answers
195 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
718 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Select Multiple Key Frames in Timeline Editor

How I can select multiple key frames in the timeline editor so that I can delete them all at once .​
0
votes
0answers
81 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
675 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
94 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
130 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
787 views

Scaling down the keyframes

I'm trying to understand how to stretch and scale exactly the keyframes of my animation. Let's say that at the beginning my animation was composed by 66 frames that I want to render at 24 fps. Later I ...
2
votes
1answer
805 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
180 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
115 views

Deleting Grease Pencil and grease pencil usage showing up in the Timeline [duplicate]

In the hierarchy I have "GPencil and GP_Layer". I would like to delete this from the hierarchy. But mainly, every time I use the grease pencil, Blender puts a lime-green line in the timeline. I would ...
0
votes
1answer
190 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
286 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
407 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
281 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
124 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
199 views

Timeline animation plays only one frame

When I play it, all frame loops in 0-1 fame. What did I miss?
1
vote
0answers
100 views

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 "...
0
votes
0answers
194 views

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.
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
422 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
470 views

How do I extend a Path Animation curve for a longer fly-through but keep the frame rate at 24 fps?

I set up part of a fly-through along a Nurbs path, putting the camera on the path with a Follow Path Constraint, and then added an empty and constrained the camera to Track To the empty. I haven't ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
518 views

What does this red line mean at the bottom of my screen?

In my timeline there is a red line and I don't know what it means, I am a beginner and am really confused. also as I'm rendering my animation its just a grey screen and renders in 2 or 3 seconds.