Creating the simultaneous animations

Now you'll define the falling-drop animation by successively hiding and showing the layers of the Blender.psd file. You'll also build in the shaking-blender animation as the drop falls. All of this is done by coordinating settings in the Layers and Animation palettes.

1 In the Animation palette, make sure that frame 3 is selected, or select it now.

2 In the Layers palette, select Layer 1, and click the eye icon (-) boxes as needed to make only the Layer 1 and Drop layers visible; hide the other three layers.

Note: When you hide or show a layer in a frame, the visibility of the layer changes for that frame only.

3 In the Animation palette, click the Duplicate Current Frame button (j) to create frame 4.

4 With frame 4 selected in the Animation palette, click eye icon boxes in the Layers palette as needed so that only Drop copy, Layer 2, and Layer 1 are visible. Hide the Drop layer and Drop copy 2 layer.

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5 Click the Duplicate Current Frame two more times, and then use the Layers palette eye icons to change the layer visibility as follows:

• For frame 5, make only Drop copy 2 and Layer 1 visible.

• For frame 6, make only Layer 2 and Layer 1 visible.

You can now use one of the navigation techniques you learned earlier to step through your animation. As the animation moves from frame to frame, the blender moves back and forth with each step. In each full cycle, the drop flies from the blender and falls in a three-step sequence.

If your results are different than described here, review the visibility settings on the Layers palette for each successive frame and make any necessary corrections.

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