I know I am going to get told to read the manual on this one, but hopefully somebody is in a real helpful mood. If not, you can skip my questions, and sorry in advance, I don’t want to get chewed out.
I am making some instructional welding videos with Blender.
I have three problems.
One is that I am trying to make the textured sphere transparent. The one at the end of the cylinder. I want to see what’s behind it but still having it visible. I messed with the settings but can’t get it to work.
The other is that I can get bones to animate when they are linked to an object, but not an object itself moving across the screen. I can’t figure out how to set a keyframe, move an object, set another one and have the object move. I actually want the cylinder to move across the two “plates” and do a circular motion as it moves. The texture sphere needs to follow along with it growing and shrinking and I need a light source that will be inside the sphere to follow along as well with it’s intensity getting more and less at the same rate as the sphere is growing and shrinking.
Then I need to figure out how to get the flattened out spheres that are stacked along between the two “plates” to appear one by one as the cylinder moves across.
If this is too much to ask of you guys, then sorry, you don’t have to help. But if anyone is real helpful, I would love to see how it can be done.
I really don’t want anybody to necessarily do the work for me as much as show me how. I want to learn blender and would like to be able to do this on my own later on. The more I learn, the easier it is to learn and I feel if I can get this down I will not have too many limitations later on when modeling and animating.
Here is the blender file.