Circular animation?

Hey every one thanks for having me. I am making a fake solar system and I can’t seem to find out the directions to animate my planets in circles around my star. Can any one help a noob find out where or better yet a video some where? Thanks

Oh by the way I don’t have 2.5

Two words. Parenting and empties. Parent to an empty in your star, rotate/key the empty.

Sorry no links, except in my sig. Lots of basics found there.

Edit: oops almost forgot… welcome to Blender Artists Forums. :slight_smile:

Perfect, thanks I have another simple question I have 12 planets total would I have to do parent/empty to each if i wanted them each to have separate times to rotate around the sun?

Perfect, thanks I have another simple question I have 12 planets total would I have to do parent/empty to each if i wanted them each to have separate times to rotate around the sun?

yes, or use curve animation…