A question on Animation

A question from a novice, what is the best approach to pursue in order to learn how to animate components together, eg a wheel turning with a pinion?

check out bongo- that is our animation plugin-

that would not work on mac.

I have found that Grasshopper can be a very powerful animation tool in itself. If you add some extra sugar like camera control and the likes via plug-ins/userobjects, it’s even more powerful and it should also work on Mac.

Here is an awesome little plug-in by Yue & Zongzi:

And here are some (very similar) animation related userobjects in python (I created them for my students so they could also have a look at the inner workings):