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How do I move a particle (magic wand) along a Berzier curve?

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Marcio @Mac Brasil Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Jan 13, 2013 9:21 AM



I am using Motion 5 and I am trying to figure out how to move a particle along a Berzier curve, or custom path.

How do I associate it?





Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2GB RAM/320 HD/Logitech Laser LX310 keyboard and mouse combo
  • fox_m Level 4 Level 4 (3,335 points)

    Draw a bezier curve (or a freehand paint stroke) or add any *shape* to the project.


    Select the Magic Wand in the layers list. Add Behaviors > Basic Motion > Motion Path.


    In the inspector > Behaviors tab, change the Path Shape parameter to Geometry.


    Drag the shape/curve layer in the list into the "Shape Source" drop well.




    To change the speed/animation, drag the Motion Path behavior's length to any time shorter. To offset the start of the behavior, drag the Motion Path "object" in the mini-timeline to a new start point. In the screen capture below, the Magic Wand sat for a few seconds before following it's Motion Path. The bottom of the image shows the Motion Path behavior timing in the mini-timeline, shortened and offset from the beginning of the project (the project length is the "life" of the magic wand.)


    Screen Shot 2013-01-13 at 2.38.30 PM.png




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