enter image description here

If the orbital period of earth is 1, the period of Mercury is 0.241.

In the Timeline, I scaled Mercury to said period by pressing S, .241.

How can I get Mercury to continue it's motion rather than waiting for the animation to restart?


You can select the object, in the Dopesheet select its keyframes (to only see this object's keyframes, use the Only Include Channels Relating To Selected Objects option, small arrow icon button) and press ShiftE > Linear Extrapolation, and the object should continue its rotation infinitely.

| improve this answer | |
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the tip. One thing... Linear Extrapolation from the Dope Sheet didn't do anything. From the Graph Editor, however- it worked perfectly. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Trey Harper May 19 at 15:10

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.