Understanding channels


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Understanding channels

In order to set up an animation like this, we need to take a few steps back and understand what a channel is. So I am just going to clear this out by going to the File menu and saying Close All, and I'll say Don't Save. So what is a channel? Well, every item that you have in your scene has channels. I am going to go to the Model tab right here and hold the Shift key and select the torus. Then we'll close this out, and then we'll press the A key to fit this to view. For most of the course, we've been just looking at our items and we've been looking at the Shader tree, but down at the bottom where we've always worked with Properties, right next to it is the Channels tab. And if you take a look at the torus, you open that up, you will see that here is the mesh and the mesh has a number of different channels associated with it.

Each of these channels we can animate, and you have animated some of those channels and probably didn't even know it. When we had gone in...

Understanding channels
Video duration: 4m 9s 7h 32m Beginner

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Understanding channels provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Dan Ablan as part of the MODO 501 Essential Training

Subject:
3D + Animation
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MODO
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