Duplicate objects with animation or transfer keys

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  05 May 2013
Duplicate objects with animation or transfer keys

Hi,

I have a lot of the same objects sort of growing or popping up from the ground and they all have the same animations. For instance...four flag poles and flags grow from the ground.

I know I can use duplicate special and choose duplicate inputs. However, I want to stagger the animations and it seems that DS w/inputs also links their timelines or keys or whatever. So anytime I move one set of keys, they all move, not allowing the stagger.

Is there an easy way to do what I'm trying to do? Maybe copy and paste keys via dope sheet? I'd love to stay away from the graph editor.
 
  05 May 2013
In Duplicate Special Options, there are check boxes for Duplicate input graph and Duplicate input connections. Duplicate input graph will give you what you asked.
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  05 May 2013
sweet thanks! I knew about the connections but not the graph option.
 
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