Watching a masterxeon1001 youtube tutorial, he automates a rotation but his screen resolution is absurdly detailed I can’t see it - he says (paraphrasing) “type hashtag frame times zero point zero five” The result is a fixed spin like a turn table.
I can’t figure out what he typed! Was it similar to: #frame*0.05
Because that doesn’t do anything for me but the block turns purple.
The title of this question wasn’t clear so I’m going to edit that - it would have been better if I knew the terminology! And learning the terminology solved this.
The Transform panel that appears when you press “N” can be typed into. Case in point, the Rotation Z can receive
#frame * 0.05
and that fixes a rotation throughout the animation as a constant. It turns purple because it’s associated with a driver. That typing is the Expression. So, the Expression sets up a Transform Driver without ever leaving the cozy Default view.
IT WON’T WORK BY DEFAULT. A change to Ignore the default restrictions only appears the FIRST time you try it. Click Ignore.
Then in Preferences > Files > check Auto Run Python Scripts
Your expression should then work.
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