Taming the Graph Editor

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Introduction

Watch this brief video to see what the course is all about!

Chapter 1: Developing Your Eye

Learning to animate is learning to see.

Chapter 2: Everything is a Bouncing Ball

Complex animation is a collection of its simple animations. And those simple animations can almost always be analyzed as bouncing balls.

Chapter 3: More Ball Animation Goodness

Not so fast - I'm not done teaching you everything there is learn from bouncing balls!

Chapter 4: Let's not forget Squash & Stretch

This is the last chapter focusing on ball animation. Who knew there was so much to learn from balls?

Chapter 5: Into the Character Realm

We're diving into characters at this point. In this chapter, we cover one more animation principle and introduce you to the VonnBots!

Chapter 6: Can you walk the walk?

Summon all your animation skills to create believable and appealing walk cycles for the Stomp and Rivet VonnBots.

Chapter 7: In Closing

Congrats on finishing the course! If you're wondering where to go from here, this video from Wayne answers that question.

Lesson Questions and Answers

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  • Replies: 1

    What software are you using to create your dynamic timing charts in the Graph Editor lesson? I think that it is an amazing visualization tool.

    2 weeks ago

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      It’s a program called ‘Blender’ 😉

      The actual file is in the downloads, it’s called ‘graph-editor-practice.blend’

      2 weeks ago

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    It’s not actually a question. I have learned a long time ago another another technique to animate a perfect circle and I’d like to share here.
    1. Add a curve>circle and make it to your desired position and size.

    1 month ago

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      oops…

      1 month ago

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      continuing…
      2. Select the object you want to animate and then the curve and hit Ctrl+P then choose “Follow Path”
      3. Tweak the desired amount of frames in the curve properties.
      4. The object should already moving but rotating as it follows the path, so you can lock its rotation with a “limit rotation” constraint.

      1 month ago

      • The idea is to get used to the graph editor 😉

        4 weeks ago

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    Hello there! Starting the Bootcamp here and the source file link in the Course files tab seem to be broken.

    3 months ago

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      If you’re after the blend file that I am using at the end of the video it is located in the “Project Source Files”. (The first one).
      Is that what you mean?

      3 months ago

      • Woah, thank you for the quick reply.

        That’s the one but the link, at least for me, seem to be broken. get this weird XML error.

        This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

        AccessDenied
        Access Denied
        3214F04B7F0D3730

        3yBuM7TJ9xjZofS5bu1v/5l/JYXP/FQMs8K76nKAvjXETXkA/0fwkP/Gnc4PPMy3O7AqiBLnfW0=

        3 months ago

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      Oh I see, I’m now getting the same error here too.

      I’ll have to pass that one on to get fixed.
      Sorry for that.

      I hope it doesn’t slow you down but thanks for bringing it to our attention.

      3 months ago

      • No problem, i’ll get back to the source files later then. Thank you for the help.

        3 months ago

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    Where are the source .Blend scene files?

    3 months ago

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      I had the same question.. I got the video files, but couldn’t find the .blend files. I really want to see how that spacing curve was set up! :)

      3 months ago

      • The file is meant to be in the download, I’ll get on that. But in the interim I can explain how it is set up.
        The circle and the marker share the same action. But there is dupliframes on the marker object.

        3 months ago

      • Oh I forget to mention that the source file is now available Jason.
        It’s in the ‘Project Source Files’ called “Graph-editor-practice.blend”

        3 months ago

      • cool, thanks wayne!

        3 months ago