Making objects disappear and re-appear in an animation.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to make objects disappear during an animation. Trying to figure out how to do a magician scene where a ball is placed on a table then  a hat placed over it and then the ball is gone. If I hide it on a certain frame the ball is hidden forom the beginning of the animation. I was sure you could not key frame hiding, but if I just delete the ball at a certain frame again it is deleted from the beginning.  I know this is a newbie question  but I thought somebody might know how to do it. Thanks


  • You can teleport it in one frame underground or otherwise out of the scene.

  • th3Digitth3Digit Posts: 17,801

    or join multiple videos

  • Easiest way is to just keyframe the scale of the object to zero. There are also free aniblocks that do this by hiding the object (found in aniblocks > animate plus > visibility)

    But I find the aniblocks don't always work properly. Scaling the object to zero is the easiest.

  • kwanniekwannie Posts: 87

    Thank you so much for the suggestions, at least now I know there are work arounds, and all the methods mention would be easy to try.


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