View Full Version : Help with blender (animation).

09-22-2006, 04:19 PM
Hello everyone,
If anyone has animated using blender can anyone tell me how do I move the camera around an object?? Something like showing a 3D view of something from the sides.

Thanks for reading this post.

09-22-2006, 09:19 PM
Hm? You can move the camera around like any other object, and even (I think) use it in key frames.

09-23-2006, 01:40 AM
Nothing against DD, but this really isn't the place for those questions ;)
There are tons of forums for blender (I assume there's an official one).
My forum (thebrbforums.com) has some users who use blender, and could probably answer the question as well. (It's a filmmaking forum.)

(And, just for the record, Twey's response is correct.)

09-23-2006, 09:40 AM
Twey: how do I move an object??

drj33: I thought this forum was for anything related with graphics, I apologise if I posted in the wrong forum.

09-23-2006, 10:39 AM
No apology needed. I don't mind, but I'm just saying that this is, overall, a webdesign forum, and there are other forums specifically for blender, so you could probably get help faster.

I'd help you with it, but blender has always confused me. Congrats for sticking with it ;)

09-23-2006, 12:00 PM
drj33: Yea it is pretty confusing but is good for my uses. :)

09-23-2006, 03:14 PM
Twey: how do I move an object??Select it by right-clicking, then press the G key (or click and drag a straight line) to grab it. Move the mouse to place it where you want it, then click or press G to finish the grab.

09-23-2006, 04:08 PM
Twey: I know that but how do I animate it by grabbing??

09-23-2006, 11:41 PM
The same way you animate anything else: by either moving it manually frame by frame, or using keyframes.

09-25-2006, 11:28 AM
Got it!! Thanks Twey!!

Shotgun Ninja
10-20-2006, 04:00 PM
I know this is supposed to go on Facepunch Studios forums or somewhere like that, but...

Can anyone teach me how to animate? I used to know, when i was learning it in a summer course, but I messed it up and I ended up forgetting it. I know about keys, but I can't seem to get them to work, and I'm not sure why. Mostly because I have done it before. But I am making a HL2 mod and I need help with animating, and if I told that to anyone at Facepunch, they would either laugh in my face or not know how to themselves.

Shotgun Ninja
10-20-2006, 04:01 PM
P.S. - I am using the XSI Mod Tool, available free in shareware form from www.softimage.com (I think).

10-20-2006, 04:14 PM