LocRotScale on Verticies?

Hello, I’m taking an animation course at school and we’ve always used LocRotScale to manipulate an object, however when I LocRotScale, change keyframes and then change the verticies and then LocRotScale again, nothing changes and it stays the same way until I undo. Could anybody teach me the alternative to LocRotScale so that I can change the verticies and animate?

To animate vertices you need to use shape keys.

You can add a Shapekey then use the AnimAll addon to insert keyframes to animate the shape.

you also can use what are called ‘hooks’ to animate individual vertices of an object… but they can be more complicated and unweidly to use if you need to manipulate a lot of vertices… but they work really welll for just a few…