Copy Animation Data from One Object to Another in Blender: Easy Tutorial

How to copy animation data from one object to another in Blender
How to copy animation data from one object to another in Blender

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The menu method

  • Select the object you want to animate, then select the object you want to copy animation from
How to copy animation data from one object to another in Blender using the menu method
How to copy animation data from one object to another in Blender using the menu method
  • Got to Object > Link/Transfer Data > Link Animation Data
  • The animation data is now linked, changing the animation on one object also changes the animation on the other
  • To corrects this, make the object copied animation data to ‘Single User’. On the top menu, simply go to Object > Relations > Make Single User > Object Animation
  • Now you can edit the animation of each object without affecting the other

The shortcut method

  • Select the object you want to animate, then select the object you want to copy animation from
  • Press Ctrl + L, and from the dropdown, select ‘Link Animation Data’
  • The animation data is now linked, changing the animation on one object also changes the animation on the other
  • To corrects this, make the object copied animation data to ‘Single User’. On the top menu, simply go to Object > Relations > Make Single User > Object Animation
  • Now you can edit the animation of each object without affecting the other
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Motion Graphic Artist
Motion Graphic Artist
1 year ago

Thanks for sharing.

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