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Hi, I'm Rebecca you're computing teacher for the Blender unit.

Now you should already been paired with Blender and you should have already downloaded that from Blender.

org and installed that with your parent or carer's permission.

Now it's a good idea to also have a pen and paper handy today, 'cause you are going to be doing some designing and thinking of your own creative ideas, and also be a good idea to try and remove as many distractions as possible so that you can focus on what you need to do in this lesson.

Once you've got all of that ready, we can begin.

In this lesson, you will create a three to ten second animation, and you'll render out that animation as well.

So let's get started.

So firstly, I'd like you to create two objects.

Now don't let that limit you.

If you want to make more than two objects, then you can do more than two objects.

That's completely fine.

And if you've already come up with a really cool idea, then you can get that started now.

But it's really important you to start off thinking about this design and the objects that you're going to use and that you're going to animate in your project.

So have a little think, you might want to revisit past lessons as well, that might help you too, to give you a bit of inspiration.

So we've got a snowman scene, we've got trees, we've got a palm tree, we've got islands, we've got a boat, we've got a lighthouse.

So there's all sorts of other ideas that you can use to help incorporate, and that chair as well, into your animations that you'd like to do in this lesson.

So really just take some time to think about that.

And then you can start creating those objects in Blender.

And when you're ready, you can get going.

So going to pause the video now, while you have a think about those two objects that you want to make, at least two, you can do more.

That's absolutely fine.

And you can start creating them as well in Blender.

So pause the video and come back when you're done.

Brilliant, so you should have your objects ready for animating now.

So now you're going to animate them.

So again, it doesn't have to be two objects.

It might be more than that.

So decide what you want to do with that animation.

So it might be a car driving along the street or whatever it is you've decided to do, have a go at that and think about your animation.

So remember all those key skills of setting up the frames, setting up that tweening and those key frames.

And if you can't remember how to do some of those things, you can always revisit the lesson two video to help you.

'Cause that's going to be really, really useful.

So when you're ready to animate, pause the video and off you go.

Brilliant, so you should have your animation ready now.

So what do you think is next? It's going to be rendering your animation.

So you need to make sure, as well, that you've got all your camera angles set up too.

So don't forget that a bit as well, which we learnt in lesson five.

So think about where your camera's going to go to record your animation, set it up and remember to preview it too and make sure it's absolutely perfect before you hit that render button, 'cause you've already experienced now that rendering does take quite a long time to do so.

Get that animation perfect and sorted, get like camera angle right.

Remember that rule of three and getting your composition right too, with your camera angles.

So have a play around with that before you actually hit the render button.

And if you've forgotten how to do any of that, then you can just go to the lesson five video and I'll show you how to do it in the lesson five video.

So when you're ready, you can start rendering out your animation.

Off you go, That is absolutely brilliant.

So well done.

Look how much we have covered in this unit.

I cannot believe it.

And it's been such a cool unit.

I have really, really enjoyed teaching this.

So I hope you've enjoyed doing it as well, 'cause come up with some brilliant skills and you can really sort of think about some amazing things that you could actually do in animations now.

So if you'd like to, please ask your parent or carer to share your work on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter tagging @OakNational and #LearnwithOak.

'Cause I would absolutely love to see those animations that you have come up with.

That would really, really make my day if I saw some of those.

So it'd be great if you could.

And hopefully I'll see you soon for a another unit, bye bye.