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Lesson 04

Animation Basics

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You have built a simple set using various primitive objects and then textured them. You will now learn about the basics of hierarchies and animate the door so that it opens.

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • How to change and save preferences
  • How to group and parent objects
  • How to understand parent inheritance
  • How to set keyframes
  • How to use the Time Slider
  • How to use the Graph Editor
  • How to select animation curves and keyframes
  • How to change keyframe tangents
  • How to traverse a hierarchy

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You can now reset the interface to its default settings. Also, be sure to set your preferences to have an ...

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