Hi. I’m trying to make an animation of our solar system. I’ve road this question before in the thread: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?p=999678#post999678
The problem is that i want the planets to follow eliptic orbits around the sun (not circles!). I got the following answer to my question:
“Add Bezier Circle; add planet; select planet, select Circle, ctrl pkey (follow path); F9, press 3D button and select PathLen”
Well I’ve tried that, and it sort of worked. The planet is following the circle perfectly. But when I stretch the circle, so it becomes eliptic, the planet isn’t following the curve perfectly anymore. Whatever i change the circle to, the planet wont follow the path exactly at all :(.
Im not left with these two questions:
How can I make the planet follow the eliptic curve (the litghtly twisted bezier circle) all the way around?
How can make the orbit of the planet continuealy, so that the planet doesn’t stop orbiting the sun after it has completed the PathLen? For example if i set the PathLen to 100, i want the planet to be the same spot at frame 101, as if it was frame 1. So i can animate more than just 1 orbit of the planet…
Thank you all very much if you can answer my questions