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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — working with a Bézier curve

Bézier curves are very powerful. Blender uses them for modeling as well as for the F-Curves that control animation. Here is how to control them:

  1. In the Graph Editor, the current frame indicator is a vertical line with a box on the bottom. Move it left and right to scrub along the timeline of the Graph Editor. Watch the motion of the cube in the 3D View.
  2. Now, select the left dot on the upper Bézier handle, with theRMB, and move it up as shown in the next screenshot. Press theLMB to release the handle. The curve will go upwards. Move the current frame indicator back and forth again and watch the motion of the cube. The Bézier handles can be moved with all the same controls as keyframes and objects.
  3. With ...

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