Hi to all,
Iv’e recently dabbled with Partick Boelens Audiovisualizer tutorial on Blender Cookie, and I now have a taste for learning more python.
I do have a basic knowledge of OOP.
What I want to do is get some fundamentals behind controlling objects dynamically created using python.
What I’m currently trying to achieve is to replicate the classic macromedia circle pre-loader animation that fades.
Currently I can:
place a circle in the 3d view port and move along Y axis by 2 blender units
get the cursor location and set it the same as my circle origin
reset cursor location to (0,0,0)
move objects geometry_origin location to the cursor location.
in top view in 3d scene ## if I hit r for rotate and move the mouse, the circle spins around the centre / cursor_location which is what I want.
what I cant figure out is how to make the circle spin constantly using code.
Q: is it possible to drive the rotation via a speed variable? as this seems the simplest way for e.g:
bpy.context.active_object.rotation.z += speed;
(yes i know this wouldn’t work its an example)
or must the animation be driven by a something else like an fcurve.
would the rotations be linked to the keyframes:
@24fps 360/24 = 15 so each frame rotates the circle by a total of 15 degrees and a full second would rotate a complete 360
Any examples or help on this would be great.