The Animation slider toolbar
The Animation slider tools
Press the "Anim" button in the lower right of the workspace and the animation toolbarl comes alive.
Look to the far left of the animation tool bar. You see a little slider tool and along the length of the bar you see little hash marks.
This image shows 4 hash marks. These hash marks are frames in your animation. If you move the slider it will move through the frames of your animation. Right now you have no animation so nothing happens.
The slider is currently on the first hash mark, or frame. You will define this first frame making it a keyframe. Then you would define a new position of the model and define this new position as a keyframe further down, say at hash mark 10. Then you would tell milkshape to fill in all the steps in between.
There is an easy reference for these frames. On the right of the animation tool bar the two little boxes tell you what frame you are looking at and how many frames there are in the animation. This image shows I am looking at frame 1 and there are 30 frames in this animation. Move the slider and see how it changes. You can also input numbers into these boxes to change them.
The buttons here are pretty easy to understand they allow you to move forward and backward easily. As you create animations you can experiment with these buttons. It will make animating a bit easier and faster.
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