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Assignment 2 - Mummy in a coffin
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Default Assignment 2 - Mummy in a coffin - 09-08-2016, 04:22 PM

Hi everyone,

I chose assignment PP 1.3 where you make the mummy sit up out of the coffin.
My first thought was to set the mood with different objects.
I added some apple trees in the background, and a fence in front of the apple trees.
In front of the fence was the mummy and coffin, a lizard, a ghost, a skeleton, 2 gravestones, a zombie and a wolf.
I also added a moon (see challenges I encountered, below).
I animated the mummy to lay down in the coffin, then his torso sits up and faces the ghost.
I animated the ghost to be a little scared by the mummy; the ghost thinks 'yikes!' as the mummy sits up.

Challenges I encountered:
- I wanted the moon to be hanging in the sky from the beginning of the animation. When I dragged the 'moon' object into the scene, it would only let me place the moon on the ground!
I didn't know how to make it appear in the sky, so at the beginning of the animation, I made the moon move up into the sky and rotate a few times.

- I wanted to make the moon rotate throughout the entire animation.
My goal was to have the moon rotate slowly in the sky, while other things were happening in the foreground. I'm sure there's a way to do this, but I couldn't figure out how to make that happen.

- I wanted the mummy to be laying down in his coffin at the start of the animation. When I dragged the 'mummy' object into the scene, he was already standing up. I compromised by making him lay down in the coffin, then have his upper torso sit up and face the ghost. This took a while to get the correct angles, but I'm happy with the end result.
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