Separating mesh to new object and animating its show/hide-toggle gets repeated to the original mesh object also
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Description

I tested this on multiple Blender versions and it happened in all of them.

So, a clarifying GIF:
https://i.imgur.com/ADvYAtY.gif

BLEND FILE:
http://pasteall.org/blend/index.php?id=47930

For some reason the animation I have done to an original mesh object messes up the show/hide-toggle animation functionality of separated new meshes and the original mesh.

If:

  • I separate part of a mesh from a particular object to a new object
  • Animate that new object's show/hide-toggle

Then:

  • The show/hide-toggle animation is automatically duplicated to the original mesh-object's show/hide-toggle as well (not desired, faulty action, bug)

If:

  • I remove the object's translate-animation curve

Then:

  • This won't happen and the show/hide-toggle animation works as expected

Details

Type
Bug

If you expand outliner, you can see that action has same name for both objects.
With default preferences, it should not happen for a duplication. For a duplication, action on second object should be a copy, not a link to same action.

Obviously, preferences are not used by all tools But it would make sense in this case of separation to use them.

But it is not a big issue for blender users. It is not complicated to solve it by making action SingleUser.

Ooooh, now I see. It's expected behavior, very hidden, I must say

I need to learn to make those animation actions single users, yes :)

Thank you!

LazyDodo (LazyDodo) closed this task as Archived.Sep 30 2017, 1:03 AM
LazyDodo (LazyDodo) claimed this task.

allright seems resolved.