In my quest to learn how to set images in motion, I’m learning how to animate BB-8! In this instance, I watched an Andrew Kramer tutorial that illustrated how to build an entire 3D environment (including spinning fan blades and rising steam) using Element 3D and live action footage. The BB-8 model that I animated is a beautifully detailed, rigged 3D object that is part of Video Copilot’s fantastic free Star Pack. Thanks, Video Copilot!
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