Author Topic: WANTED: in depth explaination/tutorial advanced animation options  (Read 1265 times)

Jacobs Architekten

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May 22, 2012, 06:01:17 pm
Hi all,

Last weekend I was struggeling with the advanced animation options for a project I am currently working on.

I want to, in one (1) continuously clip, open first a sliding gate to enter the property and after some time a pivoting/hinged door to enter the house. The sliding gate and hinged door are separate objects I made and are already in place in the scene (in closed position).

Can someone explain me how to accomplish that? What steps do I have to take?

Looking forward to some answers.

J-P.

Re: WANTED: in depth explaination/tutorial advanced animation options
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 12:25:06 am »
May 23, 2012, 12:25:06 am
From your description I would say you don't have to use the Advanced Anim features, Basic Anim will do as its only a move and a rotate type anim.

There's a few tutorials done by users on the forum on how to do that, including some done by Blendman.

The key aspect is whether you need to have 1 or more clips.  If you try to do it in 1 clip then that might work fine, but all basic animations are scaled to the length of the clip to make it easy to simply put the motion without the need for anything else. 

In Advanced you have a time factor (max 30 seconds per clip (has been commented on)), so any animation may automatically loop where the time of the keyframes is less than the clip length.  Which is OK for some situations, or does not matter if the camera does not take that element into view after its initial animation.

Are you able to use more than 1 clip as that will make things easier?

Jacobs Architekten

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Re: WANTED: in depth explaination/tutorial advanced animation options
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 05:53:04 am »
May 23, 2012, 05:53:04 am
Ho Peterm... thanks for the reply... I will take a look when I make my animation with seperate clips.

J-P.

billet323

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Re: WANTED: in depth explaination/tutorial advanced animation options
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 01:06:53 pm »
May 23, 2012, 01:06:53 pm
Ho Peterm... thanks for the reply... I will take a look when I make my animation with seperate clips.

J-P.

I am experiencing the same issues with the advanced animation feature.  I will admit, I only put about 15 min. into it before i gave up.  But from what I have seen from users who have figured it out, it would be nice to know exactly how to use it.  (Obviously, by most of our careers, we are "visual" people ;)  and would be well served to "see" how to do it)