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02-06-2008, 03:58 PM
Hello and thanks in advance if you can help me with this one!

I have a screw that I am animating by auto-keying it as it rotates around its local axis. I made sure the pivot point was aligned and centered to the object and then set keyframes while successfully rotating it around the local axis.

The problem occurs when I play back the animation and some secondary rotation is animated (think of the spiraling of a really ugly looking football pass). The weird thing is that this wobbly rotation doesn't occur when the screw is aligned with one of the global axis' in the scene. As soon as the screw is at some non-orthogonal orientation, the wobbling reappears.

It seems like such a simple problem that it's been driving me crazy (also because it seemed to be working fine at one point), but I would love to learn what's causing the problem. Could it be that it's geometry related?

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