I’m using Blender only for a view days and I didn’t get my books yet, so I need to clarify this here if anybody can help me. I read through some tutorials and seacrhed also the forum and the knowledgebase to no avail.
According to the tutorials I foun you have to use I for inserting keyframes. I created a simple mesh (tube) selected it and inserted a keyframe I->mesh for frame 1. Then I set the frame counter to 250, changed into edit mode, moved some vertices around, changed out of edit mode and inserted another keyframe with I->mesh. Now I expected the object to reset to its original position when I changed to frame 1 but nothing happens. I have the object only with the changed vertices.
Then I played around with trying to set the keyframe while in editing mode and this didn’t work either. The funny thing is that sometimes I managed to set the keyframes but the behaviour was a) not reproducable for me and b) it didn’t behave as I expected.
I always set the frame counter to 250. The few times when I accidently did it right and got the keyframes inserted the mesh transformed but not over the entire span of 250 frames. Instead it did the transformations until about frame 100 and the the transform was finished (correctly). I expected the transform to take 250 frames when I set the keyframes on 1 and 250 but maybe that was the case because I dind’t knew how I set them. Though I’m sure that I didn’t change the frame counter to 100 while playing with the keyframes around.
Any help would be appreciated as I think this would be a trivial thing for any user.