Author Topic: Linear Object Movement in Animation  (Read 933 times)

Jsleight

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Linear Object Movement in Animation
« on: May 21, 2014, 02:57:50 pm »
May 21, 2014, 02:57:50 pm
Hi, appologies if this is a basic question.
I am trying to move multiple objects along the same line of travel using the move effect in a movie. Is there any way to manually input the end location like with the xyz input in the build environment? Or alternatively confine moving to just the x (or y) direction?
I am working on the licenced education version, thanks.

Re: Linear Object Movement in Animation
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 02:46:54 am »
May 22, 2014, 02:46:54 am
Hi

There is no way to directly enter any transform values in Move or Advanced Move (has been requested by some users).

Moving to a constrained axis is also not available.

The 'best' way is to use some positioning markers (any object), lock that and then use that as a reference to positioning the object to Move.

Which version of the educational product are you using?

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Note that you might not get the exact same timing for each object in Move, even if you get them travelling along the same line.  This is a developer decision for visualization to create variability on immediate animation of the object.  you can get exact or very close when use Advanced Move, but it's still a little bit of time getting things right  :-\.

Jsleight

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Re: Linear Object Movement in Animation
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 03:31:14 am »
May 22, 2014, 03:31:14 am
Thanks for that! Can't remember what version, pretty sure it's 4.something, I'll have a look when I get to the labs.
So if I just place a locked object I should be able to drag my actual moving object to its exact location?
I don't think the timing should be too much of an issue

Thanks again

Re: Linear Object Movement in Animation
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 04:09:58 am »
May 22, 2014, 04:09:58 am
So if I just place a locked object I should be able to drag my actual moving object to its exact location?

Yes.