Introduction to motion paths

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Introduction to motion paths

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Motion paths can be applied to image, text, video and particle objects but also to flexi-collages and live and object effects. Insert an image you want to animate with motion paths. Then click on the image in the Image list or Timeline. In Layout designer, select the icon for the motion path.

In the toolbar which is located at the top of the Layout designer, you will find at a glance all the tools which are useful when creating a motion path.

Icons in the layout designer

Icons in the layout designer



This is the icon which shifts the Layout designer into the motion path mode.


Via this symbol you can shift into the mode for panning and zooming.


With this switch, new movement markers can be added. The movement's course is determined based on these points.


To remove preexisting motion markers you must select them in the Layout designer and then you can remove them using this button.


This opens a further menu for the motion markers.


The chronological sequence of a path is determined by the time stamps. You can use these to determine how fast the process should be.


Here you can save motion paths you have created so that they can easily be reused.  This function is only available in Video Vision.

In the chapterl Text animation motion paths are further discussed.