When working with animation, there will come a time when you want to update your timeline. This will allow you to change animation settings such as the start time, elongate to shorten an animation and add two animations to one asset.
Animation timeline: Shows the animation for the duration of a blipp in a linear timeline. The animation timelines uses seconds to measure time.
Time scrubber: The cursor on the animation timeline that allows for convenient animation editing. Each dash represents different times during a blipp. You can drag the time scrubber to different spots on the animation timeline and make adjustments that correlate to that moment in the blipp.
Update your animation timeline
- If you want to change animation settings, open your animation layers by clicking the arrow in the bottom right. Then click on the animation in the timeline and the corresponding options will reappear in the bottom of the right hand bar.
2. You can change the start time of an animation by dragging it along the timeline. Use the numbers on the timeline (representing seconds) as a time reference.
3. You can elongate or shorten the duration of an animation by clicking the double bars on the end of the animation and stretching or minimizing its width along the timeline. Use the numbers on the timeline (representing seconds) as a time reference.
4. You can also have two animations associated to one asset:
a. Drag and drop multiple animations and set them to overlapping timeframe. They will appear stacked on the timeline.
b. Drag and drop multiple animations and set them to different places on the timeline, to see them occur sequentially. They will appear stacked on the timeline.
c. Use the time scrubber in the timeline to see how combined animations with the asset on the stage.
d. If two animations cannot be combined on the timeline, they will snap before or after the existing objects when dragged onto the timeline.
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