Premium
Streaming Lab Beta
Animate Objects
Tutorial
Beginner
30 Mins
Overview
Overview
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1.
Why Animation?
2.
Animate Objects
Summary
By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be able to:
  1. Create simple animations using animation clips
  2. Add a rotation animation to a cube
  3. Make a car rotate on a turntable
Topics we'll cover
Language
English
Recommended Unity Versions
2018.3
Tutorial
Animate Objects
Streaming Lab Beta
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1.
Why Animation?
Animation is a tool for adding movement to assets in your scene. Animation not only brings life and a sense of realism to the scene but also can be a very practical tool for simulation and visualization for use cases such as logistics planning, usability testing, training, and more. Unity’s animation window is a powerful and straightforward way to create and modify animations directly inside of Unity. 
To understand Animations, think of a moving character. Characters have individual movements, such as idle, walk, and jump that can all be linked together.
Whether you’re inside, outside, in the city, or on a beach, you’ll notice a lot of movement, even in objects that seem stationary at first. Adding simple animations in Unity can turn your scene into a dynamic, immersive experience that is ideal for the VR medium. 
What Will You Learn? By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be able to:
  1. Create simple animations using animation clips
  2. Add a rotation animation to a cube
  3. Make a car rotate on a turntable
Unity Topic List
  • Animation View/Window
  • Animated Properties List
  • Dope Sheet
  • Keyframe
  • Animation Timeline
  • Playback Buttons 

Streaming Lab Beta
2.
Animate Objects
Time to create your first animation! In this Sandbox Lab, you are going to add a simple rotation animation to a cube GameObject. You’ll explore how animation works and how to use the different animation tools so you can build movement into your project and dynamically visualize various factors.
What Will You Do?
In this Sandbox Lab, you will create a rotating cube. To do so, you will need to:
  1. Create an Animation Clip using the Animation Window
  2. Add a rotation property to your cube
  3. Set the properties and timing of the animation
  4. Preview the animation in your editor
Click the button below to launch the lab!