Motion guide animation

Motion guide animation is an animation that has movement according to the path that we create. This animation is a continuation of the motion tween animation. This animation is very suitable for use for types of animation that require accuracy in the desired movement or according to the wishes of the animation maker.

Making motion guide animation

Below will be shown the process of making a motion guide animation:

1. Open a new file or Ctrl+N

2. Then we select the Oval tool (O) in the toolbox and we start to create a circle object on the stage by clicking and dragging, don’t forget the fill color of the beam object must be different from the background color of the stage.

Picture Making Animation Motion Guide

3. Then right click on the 1st frame, select Create motion tween

Image Create Motion Tween

4. In the 10th frame, right click, select Keyframe, then we slide the circle to the right so that it looks like in the picture

Picture Frame 40 insert Keyframe

5. Then right click layer 1 then select Add Motion Guide then a new layer will appear as shown in the picture.

Image Select a new Layer as Layer Guide

6. Then with the layer guide still selected we select the Pencil Tool to create a path that will become the animation path of the circle.

Draw the Path that we created with the Pencil Tool

7. In order for the circle object to move along the path, the center of the object must be in the middle of the path.

8. Therefore, click frame 1 layer 1, then select the Free Transform Tool so that the center circle of the object is visible. Then move the object until the center circle of the object is at the beginning end of the path.

Free Transform Tool Image

9. Then click frame 40 layer 1, then select the Free Transform Tool so that the center circle of the object is visible. Then move the object until the center circle of the object is at the end of the path.

Image How to make an object’s center circle

10.Then press Enter to see the result. Note: in the Motion Guide, the center of the object must be in the center (path).

Motion guide animation is an animation that has movement according to the path that we create. This animation is a continuation of the motion tween animation. This animation is very suitable for use for types of animation that require accuracy in the desired movement or according to the wishes of the animation maker.

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