Hi there… I’m needing to do an animation of a magic cube… which is one of those convention toys that unfold and fold back together with different images on the outside. I’m wondering how I should go about animating it? I constructed the whole cube out of 8 smaller cubes that are sitting together. I’ve started creating empties for different pivot points, but it’s starting to get confusing (a smaller cube may rotate on one axis sometimes, but on another at other times on a different edge), and I’m wondering if this is a good approach, as I’m afraid I’ve screwed up the hierarchies.

Can anyone provide any input on this?

Thanks for any help!