Object following an eliptic curve

Hi

I want to make an animation of our solar system. How can I make the planets orbit the sun, in eliptic curves? I know I can make the planets following cirkles by rotating them aroung the sun, but thats not really how they orbit in the real world. Anyone got ideas?

Thank you very much

How about to use Curves ?

And how do i do that? I know how to use curve moddeling, but I can’t make an object to folow a curve… How du I do that?

Add Bezier Circle; add planet; select planet, select Circle, ctrl pkey (follow path); F9, press 3D button and select PathLen (duration of animation). That’s about it.

this is wip/finished animation section. use our support section on the forums for questions.

thanks.

.b