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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Time for action — animating the oarlock and oar

Now that you have the timing, you can animate the oarlock and the oar using the information you got from your timing:

  1. Shift to the Top view. Drag the Current Frame Indicator, the green vertical line in the Timeline, as seen seen in the following screenshot, to go to frame 0.
  2. Select the Oarlock-R.
  3. Press R, Z, 45, and Enter.
    Time for action — animating the oarlock and oar
  4. Move the cursor over the 3D View and press the letter I to set a rotation keyframe at frame 0. Then move the timeline to frame 58 and set another rotation keyframe. It will look like the left side of the following screenshot. You can either drag the Current Frame Indicator, or type ...

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