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Animation Lab

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In this lab, you’ll put all the animation concepts you’ve learned to good use as you animate a chess set in a variety of ways. You will keyframe simple position and rotation data, but you will also animate modifiers to give the chess pieces more character. Lastly, you will use the Curve Editor to control the animation and to keep the timer going throughout the animation.

As a side note to chess purists, please keep in mind that the chess pieces in this lesson are meant to move to accommodate the exercises rather than the actual motion in a real chess game. So if you see a knight moving in a straight line across three checker squares, ...

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