Animation Session 6

Action Editor and the NLA Editor (Non-Linear Action Editor)

The first target for this session is to make the moon orbiting the earth animation using actions.

The second target is to use the nla editor. Try the tutorials that show how to make animations using very simple character rigs.

The following tutorials show how to create, edit and re-use actions, they are taken from the Moon Orbiting the Earth page

Making the Moon Orbit the Earth Using the Action Editor Part 1 Earth

Making the Moon Orbit the Earth Using the Action Editor Part 2 Moon

Finished file – moonTut14.blend

The following tutorials show how the nla editor can be used to mix actions, they are taken from the CubeeCraft page

Using the NLA Editor to Mix Actions to Make More Complex Animations Part 1

nlaTut4.blend – file used at beginning of NLA tutorial

nlaTut3_5.blend – file at end of NLA tutorial