NLA: Support for Merge Strips #80235

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opened 2020-08-30 03:13:45 +02:00 by Wayde Moss · 6 comments
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Preface:
I know this isn't the place for feature requests. However I plan on implementing this myself soon. This is more of a heads up and acts a way to get feedback before or while I'm working on it. Maybe I'm overlooking something or maybe the idea can be developed further. People can discuss problems and improvements here instead of within the patch comments itself. That way the important discussion can remain here for easier reference.

Edit: Diff: D8867: Feature: NLA Merge Strips

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For the animation layer workflow, the only way to combine strips into a single strip is to use the Bake Operator. However, it will always bake all active NLA strips to a single full replace strip. Effectively, this is a "Merge All" operator. There is no way to merge a selected set of strips.

**Preface:** I know this isn't the place for feature requests. However I plan on implementing this myself soon. This is more of a heads up and acts a way to get feedback before or while I'm working on it. Maybe I'm overlooking something or maybe the idea can be developed further. People can discuss problems and improvements here instead of within the patch comments itself. That way the important discussion can remain here for easier reference. Edit: Diff: [D8867: Feature: NLA Merge Strips](https://archive.blender.org/developer/D8867) **Problem:** For the animation layer workflow, the only way to combine strips into a single strip is to use the Bake Operator. However, it will always bake all active NLA strips to a single full replace strip. Effectively, this is a "Merge All" operator. There is no way to merge a selected set of strips.
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I think this is a nice addition and I agree that the previous way of baking was tedious.

I guess you agree @dr.sybren ?

I think this is a nice addition and I agree that the previous way of baking was tedious. I guess you agree @dr.sybren ?
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This would be great. Merging multiple clips/tracks to a single track without creating a keyframe for all frames (baking) would be immensely useful. Alternatively, getting the meta strips working with the NLA editor might also be a solution if it means being able to edit the keyframes of all channels simultaneously just by tabbing into the meta (aka group).

This would be great. Merging multiple clips/tracks to a single track without creating a keyframe for all frames (baking) would be immensely useful. Alternatively, getting the meta strips working with the NLA editor might also be a solution if it means being able to edit the keyframes of all channels simultaneously just by tabbing into the meta (aka group).
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