Animation Worksheet 2

The task for this lesson will be to create an animation in blender.

  • Create a Sphere mesh and animate it to produce a bouncing ball animation
  • Render the animation as a video file (avi or quicktime)

Extensions

  • Create more complex motion
  • Animate multiple objects
  • look at the blender resources below, find out how to change the visual appearance of your animation (more on this next term)

Blender resources

This is the blender web site:

http://www.blender.org/

The best resource on blender is this wikibook:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro

The most relevant sections for today are the ones on animation and rendering:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro/Basic_Animation

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro/Render_Settings

There are other tutorials here:

http://www.blender.org/education-help/quickstart/

http://www.blender.org/education-help/tutorials/

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