7. Continue to populate the set with items from the Local Warehouse. Drag each one on to the set from the Content Viewer and move it into the desired position. Use the Scale icon to change the size of the items so that they are correctly proportioned to your main character.
8. Adding illumination to your scene will create drama. Click the Lights icon in the top toolbar, then select the object you wish to act as the light source. Now double-click its icon in the set list to bring up a dialog box allowing you to change such settings as the light’s strength and colour.
9. So far, we’ve been working in Create view. Now we’re going to look at animation, which is handled via Direct view. Access this view under the Layout menu – it will display a timeline at the bottom of the screen. From here you can record, edit and play back animations, creating a ‘take’ for your final video.
10. For the purposes of this walkthrough, we’ll start with one of the basic animations included in the Warehouse. Browse to the animations folder and select the walking woman, then drop this item on to your scene. The animation doesn’t have to be dropped directly on to your character to be activated on set.