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 15-02-2006, 10:04 AM #1 RJCanAnimator Registered User     Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: UK Posts: 19 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Animating the earth i am trying to animate the orbit of the moon around the earth and the earth to rotate aswell i got the moon on a motion path so that works but the earth has to rotate at an angle and i do not know how to do that Attached Thumbnails
 17-02-2006, 04:03 PM #2 gster123 Moderator     Join Date: May 2005 Location: Manchester Uk Posts: 6,300 Thanks: 1 Thanked 51 Times in 45 Posts you could angle the earth then go modify-> freeze transformations then keyframe the rotation of the earth thats if you wanted it to rotage in the center but not at an angle. If you just want to rotate ot just keyframe it
 17-02-2006, 04:44 PM #3 Velusion Registered User     Join Date: May 2004 Location: Utah, USA Posts: 368 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Instead of using a motion path for the moon's orbit you could just move the moon's center point from the center of the moon to the center of the Earth (select the moon, then press the insert key. The insert key will allow you to move the center point around by dragging it with the mouse) You could then point constrain the moon to the Earth. Now, all you have to do is write a simple expression to rotate the moon "moon.rotateY = time * 2" . Increase or decrease the number to make the moon rotate faster or slower. __________________ James Rogers www.morphicmotion.com Last edited by Velusion : 17-02-2006 at 05:20 PM.
 21-02-2006, 04:38 PM #4 RJCanAnimator Registered User     Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: UK Posts: 19 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts expressions wots an expression adn where do u put it
 21-02-2006, 09:17 PM #5 Velusion Registered User     Join Date: May 2004 Location: Utah, USA Posts: 368 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts An expression is just a MEL script that runs while the animation is playing. __________________ James Rogers www.morphicmotion.com

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