Time for action — making a simple animation with keyframes
In animation, keyframes are the beginning and end of a transition. This transition could be movement, rotation, or scaling of an object. It can also be a change in the color of an object, the brightness of the light, or almost anything that you can set in Blender. The animation is a sequence of keyframes. So let's start by making a simple animation:
- If the cube is not selected, select it with theRMB.
- With the cursor over the left-hand 3D View window, press the letter I key, (I for Insert), to insert a keyframe. A drop-down menu will appear as shown here. Select Location and press theLMB.
- In the Timeline window at the bottom of the Blender window, drag the current frame indicator right until ...