Editing

Transform

Todo.

Snap

Todo.

Bake Action

Reference

Editor

Nonlinear Animation

Menu

Edit ‣ Bake Action

Reference

Editor

3D Viewport

Mode

Object and Pose Modes

Menu

Header ‣ Object Animation ‣ Bake Action…

The final motion of objects or bones depends not only on the keyframed animation, but also on any active F-Curve modifiers, drivers, and constraints. On each frame of all the scene’s frames, the Bake Action operator computes the final animation of the selected objects or bones with all those modifiers, drivers, and constraints applied, and keyframes the result.

This can be useful for adding deviation to a cyclic action like a Walk Cycle, or to create a keyframe animation created from drivers or constraints.

Duplicate

Reference

Menu

Edit ‣ Duplicate

Shortcut

Shift-D

Creates a new instance of the selected strips with a copy of the action.

Linked Duplicate

Reference

Menu

Edit ‣ Linked Duplicate

Shortcut

Alt-D

The contents of one Action strip can be instanced multiple times. To instance another strip, select a strip, go to Edit ‣ Linked Duplicate. It will uses the same action as the selected strips.

Now, when any strip is tweaked, the others will change too. If a strip other than the original is tweaked, the original will turn to red.

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Linked duplicated strip being edited.

Split Strips

Todo.

Delete Strips

Todo.

Delete Tracks

Todo.

Toggle Muting

Todo.

Apply Scale

Todo.

Clear Scale

Todo.

Sync Action Length

Todo.

Make Single User

Reference

Menu

Edit ‣ Make Single User

Shortcut

U

This tool ensures that none of the selected strips use an action which is also used by any other strips.

Obs

This does not recursively go inside meta strips.

Swap Strips

Todo.

Move Strips Up

Todo.

Move Strips Down

Todo.

Track Ordering

Todo.

Remove Empty Animation Data

Reference

Menu

Edit ‣ Remove Empty Animation Data

This operator removes AnimData data-blocks (restricted to only those which are visible in the animation editor where it is run from) which are «empty» (i.e. that is, have no active action, drivers, and NLA tracks or strips).

It is sometimes possible to end up with a lot of data-blocks which have old and unused Animation Data containers still attached. This most commonly happens when doing motion graphics work (i.e. when some linked-in objects may have previously been used to develop a set of reusable assets), and is particularly distracting in the NLA Editor.

Start Editing Stashed Action

Reference

Menu

Edit ‣ Start Editing Stashed Action

Shortcut

Shift-Tab

It will enter and exit Tweak Mode as usual, but will also make sure that the action can be edited in isolation (by flagging the NLA track that the action strip comes from as being «solo»). This is useful for editing stashed actions, without the rest of the NLA Stack interfering.

When you finished editing the strip, simply go to Edit ‣ Stop Editing Stashed Action or press Shift-Tab.

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Strip in NLA mode.

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Strip in Tweak mode.

Start Tweaking Strips Actions (Full Stack)

Reference

Menu

Edit ‣ Start Tweaking Strips Actions (Full Stack)

Allows you to edit the contents of the strip without disabling all the tracks above the tweaked strip. This allows keyframing to work as expected, and preserves the pose that you visually keyed.

When you finished editing the strip, simply go to Edit ‣ Stop Tweaking Strips Actions or press Tab.

Obs

For transitions above the tweaked strip, keyframe remapping will fail for channel values that are affected by the transition. A work around is to tweak the active strip without evaluating the upper NLA stack.

Start Tweaking Strips Actions (Lower Stack)

Reference

Menu

Edit ‣ Start Tweaking Strips Actions (Lower Stack)

Shortcut

Tab

The contents of Action strips can be edited, but you must be in Tweak Mode to do so. The keyframes of the action can then be edited in the Dope Sheet.

When you finished editing the strip, simply go to Edit ‣ Stop Tweaking Strips Actions or press Tab.