Preparing the Project for Animation

Before you begin animating the scene, you should make sure all the stationary elements are set up correctly so you can concentrate exclusively on motion. You must attend to four remaining details.

Breaking Up the SmallFloatingBalls Layer

The SmallFloatingBalls layer contains four flying spherical vehicles that will be animated independently. Because they were imported on a single layer, you need to break this layer into four parts.

Position the layer on top of the RoundRiser building, and move it slightly in front of the building and spotlights on the Z-axis. With SmallFloatingBalls selected, use the Rectangle tool in the Toolbar panel to draw a rectangular mask around one of the balls. Duplicate the layer ...

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