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I would like to animate a rotation of the key on a vertical Z axis without changing its current position, like this:

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When I press R then Z, the key rotates the way I want it to in the animation. I tried changing the Rotation Order, and applying Scale/Location/Rotation, and it didn't work.

However, when I keyframe the start and end point (R Z 360º), the resulting animation makes the key spin in a different direction.

Here are my Transform settings:

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Blend file:

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  • $\begingroup$ @cegaton see my edit $\endgroup$ – MicroMachine Feb 7 '18 at 23:39
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You have an empty (null) object controlling the rotation for your key object.

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Animate the rotation for the empty and the object will follow.

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