This section describes the basics of animating a layer.
Harmony’s wide range of features let you produce accurate trajectories. However, before doing this, you must learn the basics of animating a layer by creating a simple motion, and practice everything you learn in this lesson.
In this topic, you will find out about the two key elements in creating a motion:
|•||Animating a Layer|
When you enable this mode when you animate layers, Harmony will apply a transformation to the current frame. Otherwise, a transformation is applied on the entire layer instead of only the current frame.
To enable the Animate Mode:
|1.||In the Tools toolbar, click the Animate Mode button.|
Follow these steps to perform a basic layer animation.
To animate a layer:
|1.||In the Tools toolbar, select the Transform tool or press [Shift] + [T].|
|2.||In the Transform Tool Properties view, make sure that the Peg Selection Mode is deselected.|
|3.||In the Tools toolbar, click the Animate Mode button.|
|4.||In the Timeline view, go to the first frame.|
|5.||In the Camera view, select the element to animate and move it to its first position.|
|6.||In the Timeline view, go to the frame on which you want to set the second position.|
|7.||Play back your animation.|
To see your motion animations in the Top, Side or Perspective views while you play back, you must turn on the Playback option.
To enable the Playback option:
|‣||From the top menu, select Play > Enable Playback > Top View, or Side View or Perspective View.|
|•||Motion and Stop-motion Keyframes|