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Animation with multiple configurations of the same part

Question asked by Matt Lapinski on May 22, 2014
Latest reply on May 27, 2014 by Deepak Gupta



This is my first time posting on this forum, please forgive me if I leave out any critical information.  Here is the situation...


I am trying to create an animation that has only 3 total parts with multiple configurations that move within each other.  We will call them tube, locker, and pin.


Tube has 4 slots in it and when the part is stretched, the locker is able to grap these 4 slots and hold the tube in a locked position.  The pin is what forces the locker into the slots of the tube.


I have 2 configurations of the tube, they are non stretched and stretched.  I also have 2 configurations of the locker, they are closed and open.


My question: Is it possible to have steps where the parts switch between configurations?  Is there anyway to have a smooth transition between configuration changes without creating more configurations between the "static" states?

Any help is greatly appreciated and please feel free to ask any question which may help.