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Hi I am a beginner,

I had on file a wind turbine which I would like to animate the blades of.

I have got as far as grouping the blades and the central bit.

What has stopped me in my tracks is I cannot seem to turn them from a central 'handle' 

any help to further me along a bit would be much appreciated 

pls see pic

 

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Welcome to the cafe 🙂

 

Please take care to make sure you only post in the correct section, which is not General Discussion. I will move it to Keyframe Animation for you.

 

To animate the blades together from that central point you just need to animate the Top Level null group the blades are sitting in, and providing your pivot point for that is correctly set at dead centre of the group, that should all be fine. If it's not please post a reply here explaining why not and including the scene file.

 

CBR

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  • Hi Thanks for that CBR. Will try create a pivot point.

    Many Thanks

     

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    You're welcome. 

     

    The tools most useful to that are Axis Mode (L) and Reset PSR from the main tool bar....

    Let me know if you need the step-by steps (but I will need the scene file to be able to give you those)

     

    CBR

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  • Hi CBR

    Thankyou for your generous offer.

    Ive been on this a good while now and am learning a lot but no luck as yet

    I will continue but if you have a moment I would like to send a scene file.

    Im assuming its the file Im using

    To see the steps which would make everything fall into place and teach me a huge first lesson

    would be just amazing.

    My plan is to copy and paste the moving turbine multiple times as a wind farm would look in the sea.

    Huge Thanks. In your own time. Im very grateful

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    No worries 🙂 No need to copy and paste anything - that's what cloning and instances are for !

     

    CBR

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  • Should I send you the scene file? If you have time?

     

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    Yes, just upload it here to the thread !

     

    CBR

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    small example...

    wt_example.zip

    animated lust P.rotation of  "Cone_propeller" object.

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  • Hi Thanks Bezo for the example

    Was good to compare different settings.

    I am struggling. After following tutorials etc It seems theres always something which doesnt seem to work as it should because I dont have a big enough knowledge of the overall program.

    Thanks for your time.

    Best Regards,

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