Harmony Draw Guide > Animation Paths > Animating a Layer

Animating a Layer

Before animating the position of drawing layers, you need to create motion paths which are trajectories on which you can attach drawing objects. Using keyframes, you can then record key positions along the trajectory.

Harmony’s wide range of features let you produce simple and advanced motions and trajectories. By creating a simple motion, you will learn the basics animating a layer.

The Animate mode lets you keyframe drawing layers to create computer-generated animation. When the Animate mode is enabled, you can animate a layer's position and disable it to reposition a layer for the entire scene. In this mode, keyframes are created on selected layers at the current frame. Depending on what transformations were performed (rotation, translation, skew, etc.), the new keyframes are added on the corresponding parameters (function curves).