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Faraz Mozafarian
Creating a dotted path with an object
on Dec 23, 2009 at 1:40:26 am

Hello,

I am sure this is a very simple question for most of you out there. I wanted to create an animation similar to a planes path over a map where the path is a dotted/broken line. But instead of the path being small dots I wanted the dots to be made up of an image I have.

How would I go about doing this?

Thank You in advance!


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Faraz Mozafarian
Re: Creating a dotted path with an object
on Dec 23, 2009 at 2:00:54 am

Never mind. I figured it out. :)

Thanks Anyway.



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Mark Spencer
Re: Creating a dotted path with an object
on Dec 23, 2009 at 2:53:54 pm

Read up on how to use the Replicator, it's the tool you want to use. Basically:

1) Draw a path with the bezier shape tool
2) Replicate your image
3) Set the Replicator Shape to Geometry
4) Drag your path to the well
5) Use a Sequence Replicator behavior to animate the replicated images along the path.

Here's a tutorial:

http://www.motionsmarts.com/tutorials/drawinglines/drawinglines1.html

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Bill McLellan
Re: Creating a dotted path with an object
on May 8, 2015 at 6:06:04 pm

So, will this create the same effect of marching ants? I am trying in Motion to have a dashed line continuously move. I have gotten a dashed line to move with a rate behavior and adjust the offset. I really can't control the speed of the movement. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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