View Full Version : Two objects moving at different times??

03-28-2007, 09:40 PM
How do I make two different objects move at different times? Think about those old marble machines/tricks. A cause and effect type of scenario. If I roll a marble to hit an object, then the marble stops and the object continues, how do I keep the object, and all the others after, from starting it's motion from frame zero, short of adding a ton of key frames to keep it still?

03-28-2007, 11:11 PM
Try hard fx and collision objects. Where the first marble is the collision object for the next marble, when the collision object hits the second object it will start rolling.

03-28-2007, 11:42 PM
I'm just using the marble machine as an example, sorry. What if the objects never collide. I just need two different objects to move at two different times in the scene. Thanks

03-29-2007, 12:42 AM
Its pretty simple. You keyframe when you want the first marble to start and stop. Do the same for the 2nd marble. Theres very little you can do to get around that. Its a very basic scenario as far as animation goes.