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  1. Keep changes on Keyframe causes easing

    Turning on keep changes causes a single keyframe to have an ease in/out response.

    Reproduce:
    Grab a slider, signal manipulator, timer, and keyframe.
    Keyframe the slider to 1.
    Plug the timer output into the keyframe power.
    Plug the slider into the signal manipulator.
    Switch the manipulator to remapper mode so you can see the graph.
    Play time.

    With keep changes off, you'll see the expected linear transition.
    With keep changes on, you see a slight ease in, and a more dramatic ease out. The value also nearly reaches 1 only half way through the timer output.

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  2. 4 votes
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    Hi Godslayer,

    We’ve looked at your stage (v.1.3.4) and we’ve seen that there are no keyframes or animations listed in ‘attack animation 3’.
    Are you still experiencing this issue or are we looking at the wrong version of this stage?

    Many thanks,
    PeteS

  3. Reference frame, engine and gyroscope

    Hello. Why the reference frame doesn't work with the gyroscope and the engine. I wanted to make a moving object with animation, but if there is a motor or gyroscope, it does not work, or moves to the recording location.And if you immediately put a gyroscope or engine, it is not even recorded.

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  4. I tried to animate the text box in text displayer go from blue to red(yellow and green route)

    When you do so.... It will go black somewhere in the animation and when it finished it will go back to normal.
    Proof of concept: https://youtu.be/wDz7Gay6htU

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  5. Animation being deleted

    I made an animation of dolphins jumping in the water. I find that the dolphins complete 3 loops of the jump animation before disappearing, accompanied by the message "object deleted- too far from center of origin". In case it matters, timeline with related keyframes is suspended in the air quite close to the dolphins.
    ā€¢ steps to recreate: load reflection by gawen_3 (https://indreams.me/scene/dQLVwkLnuYk), walk forward until you reach the exit area, and watch dolphins disappear from the nearby water. No other in-game actions are required. Appearance and absence have been observable in play mode, edit mode, and testā€¦

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  6. Connected objects "ratchet" when recording into one keyframe then another

    As with blended keyframes on a timeline. It's like the child object isn't properly informed it should update its position, going one way. And then going the other way it catches up?

    Also didn't seem to affect playing the animation; just changing the previewed keyframe.

    https://youtu.be/bk7lZp8MfaE

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  7. Even with 0 rpm on all axis and 0% power, advanced rotator dampening interact with physics of moveable objects (should'nt !)

    The fact that an object has an advanced rotator on it with 100% dampening (and 0% rotation in X, Y, Z, even with 0% rotating power) makes it act weirdly physically.
    The exact same object with 0% dampening power has NO problems at all.

    I put up a scene replicating the bug : https://indreams.me/scene/diqqTqpeebo
    There is a strange interaction between the moving/moveable object, its logic and the other rotating object it's put on. If you go and play the scene above (my set up), it will be quite obvious.

    2 votes
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    Hi popeye98800,

    Thank you for reporting the issue, could you please provide us with a video of this issue occurring?

    If possible may we please have a remixable level and made released as public? The link was unable to be accessed.

    Cheers.

    RHR

  8. Respawning triggers seemingly random animation-timelines to play.

    When my character dies and respawns, certain animation-timelines within the logic will automatically play, causing my character to move like crazy as it does several animations at the same time.

    I have removed all wires from these timelines and turned their power off. They will still play on respawn.

    I can create a new timeline and copy-paste the keyframes into the new timeline, and this seemed to solve the issue. However, the glitch just returns after a while. I have read other people having the same issue. One workaround is to create your own custom respawn-logic using teleporters etc. Butā€¦

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  9. Object that is rotated with a keyframe doesn't move properly when the group it is in moves

    If you record the rotation of an object in a group with a keyframe (using L2 to rotate), the object will twitch to a slightly different position if the keyframe is active when the whole group is moved (presumably because the position isn't calculated properly) For example in my case this happens when I try to animate a steering wheel without an unnecessary connector.

    The video below should explain this better. The number on the screen shows the Y-axis movement of the "steering wheel" relative to the rest of the car. Notice how the number only changes when the steeringā€¦

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  10. Keyframes blend when not set to do so.

    Placing keyframes directly next to eachother in a timeline with no blend causes them to blend anyway after some time.
    Place two extended keyframes in a timeline set to "loop", place an object and animate it using the keyframes, then wait.
    Demonstration of issue attached (ver 2.17)

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    2 comments  ·  Animation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Hi there,

    We’re still tracking this issue but need your help in solving it. If you get the chance we’d really appreciate a response to our earlier comment!

    Thanks,

    PeteS

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  12. Painting animation bug

    When you draw a straight line of flecks and try to animate it there is a bug.
    When you reduce the "Trail Length" and the "Fleck Density", the animation cuts off half way.
    It happens in my game but only in like half of the paintings.
    It is recreatable. Version 2.16

    Here is a video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB1TfckQBT8&feature=youtu.be

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    2 comments  ·  Animation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Hi SchneeLux

    Thank you for informing us about this.

    We’ve entered this as a bug in our database and we’ll have the team look into this further.

    Cheers,
    PeteS

  13. Animating sun direction is now broken

    I had a gadget called "Day Night cycle V2" where I carefully synchronise a Syn&Sky gadget with a rotating physical Sun and Moon.
    It worked well, so that you can have a physical Sun, but synchronised water reflections.
    Now if I edit my keyframes even slightly, it totally breaks the synchronisation.
    Here is a video hightlighting the issue:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfpzo0HiCSQ
    The element is here:
    https://indreams.me/element/okgSmsdsaYq

    Regards!

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  14. Puppet in group excluded from keyframe animation

    When attempting to use a Keyframe to animate a group that includes a puppet, instead of animating the group, it will animate everything in the group except the puppet, and set the initial position of the puppet. Repro steps:


    1. Create a sculpt.

    2. Create a puppet.

    3. Group the sculpt and the puppet together.

    4. Create and start recording a keyframe.

    5. Move the group created in step 3.

    6. Stop recording.

    Observed: The sculpt returns to its initial position, but the puppet remains at its new position.

    Expected: Both the sculpt and the puppet return to their initial positions.

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  15. Keep Changes and Slow Power Up conflict

    As soon as I turn on Keep Changes in a keyframe, the Slow Power Up seems to stop working.

    Example from the Keyframes Animation tutorial: stamp a keyframe with Slow Power Up set to 5 seconds and connect it to a trigger zone. Observe how the animation plays very slowly. Now turn on Keep Changes and see how the animation is much faster.

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  16. Turning off procedural animations do not turn off idle animations

    When you turn off procedural animations to animate a puppet without other movements interferring, it does not turn off idle animations. It makes it difficult to do basic animations without having the make changes to the puppet itself

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  17. sliding platform puppet

    when i finished up my custom run animation for the sliding platform puppet it always blurs the screen when you fall off the map or out of scene and i cant fix it whats wrong?

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    1 comment  ·  Animation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Hi dodo,

    Thank you for submitting the feedback, however we can confirm this is not an issue. The issue you were describing is by design, this occurs when respawning back into the level.

    Cheers. RHR

  18. keep changes doesn't work on puppets

    when trying to animate with a puppet the keep changes option does not keep it in place it just moves back to where ever it was originally. I tried it on an object and it worked and have tried it on two different puppets and it didn't.

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  19. Animation bug with joint

    Horse on a deleted basic puppet. Procedural animations off. Moving and colliding off.you see in the video the animation works. When i move the leg manually it works. but after i recorded the moving it bugs out. https://youtu.be/FI7traUwfFc

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  20. Animation not fully working

    I attempted to make my character wind back to punch, but lately for some unknown reason the puppet only stops halfway before completing the whole pose I made. Itā€™s like itā€™s not seeing the actual pose I wanted it to do. I even tried extending the key frame but it still stops like halfway. Help please

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    4 comments  ·  Animation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    Hi there,

    We’ve not heard back from you in a while regarding this issue.

    Can I ask if this is still occurring for you?
    If so, any additional information to help us look into this would be great.

    Thanks,
    PeteS

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