M5 - Graphic Animation - Motion Guide

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M5 - Graphic Animation - Motion Guide

  1. 1. M5 – Graphic Animation Using Motion Guides
  2. 2. Motion Guides <ul><li>So far we have learnt how to use a motion tween to create movement in our animation. </li></ul><ul><li>What if we want to create a movement that is not in a straight line? </li></ul><ul><li>We use motion guides ! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Motion Guides <ul><li>We need to create an object to move. </li></ul><ul><li>Design something in a new layer (Layer 1) and then select your object. </li></ul><ul><li>Then Modify – Convert to symbol </li></ul><ul><li>Select Graphic and give your symbol a name. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Motion Guides <ul><li>Next Add Motion Guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Button below your layers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click the first frame of the new layer (Guide Layer). </li></ul><ul><li>Select the pencil tool. </li></ul><ul><li>From Options select smooth. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw the line or path you want your object to follow. </li></ul><ul><li>Insert frame on this layer (Guide Layer) at the END of the animation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Motion Guides <ul><li>Now go back to the first frame of the layer with your graphic symbol (Layer 1). </li></ul><ul><li>Using the selection tool drag the circle in the middle of your symbol to the BEGINNING of the path. </li></ul><ul><li>The symbol should snap to the path, you will know when it’s in the right place. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Motion Guides <ul><li>Next – Insert Key Frame at the END of your animation (Layer 1). </li></ul><ul><li>Drag your object away from the path (NOT using the circle). </li></ul><ul><li>Then select the circle in your symbol and snap to the END of the path. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, somewhere in the middle of the start and end (on Layer 1) Create Motion Tween . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Motion Guides <ul><li>Test your movie. </li></ul><ul><li>Your object should follow the path you created. The path should not be visible on the screen. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Motion Guides <ul><li>Click the tween. </li></ul><ul><li>Change the Rotate value. Test again. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Orient to Path . Test again. </li></ul><ul><li>We can change the way the object follows your path. </li></ul>

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