Animation Layers

by Tal Hershko in Scripts and Addons


Item Rating

This item has an average rating of 5 from 56 ratings by the community.

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  • Ryth Azhur
    2 days ago

    The add-on is fantastic for saving animators a ton of time and manual work, compared to Blender's native animation workflow which is very slow and under-developed compared to competitor products.

    The developer is also very responsive and makes an effort to understand the problems that ordinary users face. To others reading, please support this add-on so it can continue to be a backbone of higher-level Blender animation.

  • Jeff
    6 days ago

    Amazing add on that simplifies and speeds up the animation workflow.

  • ssxgreg97
    12 days ago

    You did what the blender devs, badly needed to optimize. Animation Layers! Doing the lords work! Thank you :]

  • Thomas T
    20 days ago

    YES! An incredibly straightforward addon. Easy to use. Saves me so much time, thank you so much!

  • Keegan McQuin
    2 months ago

    This addon is great, especially for making animation variations for game development or even just using multiple layers to simplify the different aspects of a single animation.
    I honestly cannot imagine using NLA after using this. This was one of the key features maya had over blender imo, but now with the addon, blender is a much more competitive option

    • Tal Hershko

      about 2 months ago

      Thanks for the review. That's great to hear, especially because it was one of the main reasons to write this addon
  • helge
    3 months ago

    Buy this! It will save you SOOO much headaches. With the new B3.2# version most of the problems with the NLA editor are gone, too. Such a powerhorse!
    switching the panel from animation to Item makes it even more convenient.

    • Tal Hershko

      about 2 months ago

      Thanks for the review. It's great to hear that people already use the new version and that it's working smoothly. I've been updating it recently more with some fixes and extra features.
  • stevenlstarr
    3 months ago

    I absolutely love this plugin!!! It makes animating on blender actually enjoyable. It bogles the mind why blender doesn't have animation layers built in.

    • Tal Hershko

      about 2 months ago

      Great to hear that it makes animating more enjoyable. Thanks for the review.
  • axcell
    4 months ago

    Excellent addon, any chance to add the option to control the animation speed of the strip? There is an option in the NLA to animate the reproduction speed without messing with the frame rate or the time stretching. With that feature, the addon will be a 10/10.

    • Tal Hershko

      about 2 months ago

      Thanks for the review and feedback. Current version 2.1.2.1 is also included with speed and offset controls, as well as other new updates (only from Blender 3.2). Speed and offset are also included in the smart bake and will apply the new keyframes positions accordingly.
  • Cory Collins
    4 months ago

    This was sorely needed in Blender. Works great, one of the best add-ons I have used so far

    • Tal Hershko

      about 2 months ago

      Great to hear! thanks for the review and rating
  • Philipp
    5 months ago

    A very useful Add-on for animating more complex scenes. Especially for living creatures, it makes natural movements so much easier and speeds up the whole workflow.
    However, there are some features missing and some minor bugs which don't make sense. For example, you can change the influence of the layers like in the NLA editor but you cannot change the speed of the individual layers. That's one feature that I miss quite often.
    Another thing I noticed is that the arrows to change the order of the layers sometimes don't work for certain layers. Saving the project and restarting blender usually fixes this though.
    There are more of those small bugs which mainly appear if you work with a lot of layers. But none of those will ruin your animations or project.
    Generally, the advantages of this Add-on outweigh the flaws by a lot. Definitely worth the price if you want a better version of the NLA editor.

    • Tal Hershko

      about 2 months ago

      Thanks for the review and feedback. Current version 2.1.2.1 is also included with speed and offset controls, as well as other new features. These settings are also included in the smart bake. I've started rewriting the addon for Blender 3.2 and it should eventually be better synched with the NLA, if you are still running into any issue please feel free to contact me via Blendermarket's contact creator option

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Sales 3200+
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Published over 2 years ago
Blender Version 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2
License GPL
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