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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — refining the use of the Bézier curve handles

Ironically, you can sometimes get more control by restricting the motion. You'll try limiting the motion of the control handles to a particular axis and you will set the control point so that only one control handle moves at a time:

  1. In the Graph Editor, zoom into the keyframe where you stretched the cube, select one of the handles with theRMB, press the G key to grab it, and move it around with the mouse. Press the Y key. Move the cursor around and observe how this affects the movement.
  2. Press the X key. Move the cursor around and observe how this affects the movement. Press theRMB to release the curve handle without making a change.
  3. Now, select the control point in the center.
  4. Press the ...

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