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 of animating a layer.
The Animate mode lets you keyframe drawing layers to create computer-generated animation. When working in the Animate mode, you can animate a layer's position and then turn off the mode to reposition a layer for the entire scene. When the Animate mode is disabled, keyframes are created on selected layers at the current frame. Depending on what transformations were performed (rotation, translation, skew), the new keyframes are added on the corresponding parameters (function curves).
- In the Tools toolbar, click the Animate button or select Animation > Animate.
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Transform tool or press Shift + T.
- In the Tool Properties view, make sure the Peg Selection Mode is deselected.
- In the Tools toolbar, enable the Animate mode. This will create keyframes at the current frame when moving objects.
- In the Timeline view, go to the first frame.
- In the Camera view, select the element to animate and move it to its first position.
A keyframe is created on the first frame of the Timeline view.
- In the Timeline view, go to the frame on which you want to set the second position.
- In the Camera view, move the element to its second position.
A second keyframe is created on the Timeline view.
- Play back your animation.
To see your motion animations in the