How to use the Move & Transform animation?

How to use the Move & Transform animation?

Use Move & Transform to make an object move to a new position or change opacity

In Moovly Studio, you can make an object move to a new position using the Move & Transform animation (formerly known as "Move & Zoom"). And you can do this repeatedly with a sequence of different positions. Move & Transform also allows you to change the object's opacity from point to point.

Move & Transform is a very powerful animation effect, in other programs also known as a "tween" or "tweening". It allows you, for example, to: 

  • zoom in on an object
  • move an object from one place to another
  • rotate an object
  • change the opacity (transparency) of an object
  • use any combination of zooming, moving, rotating or opacity changes.

While there are so many possible combinations you can define yourself, there are also a number of presets you can start from and modify.

To use the Move & Transform animation on an object, first select the object. Next, click the "Add animation" button (bottom of the Timeline) and choose the Move & Transform effect from the animation options list.

Choose one of the preset options:

In the Timeline, the object will then get a default animation, moving from A to B as shown in the screenshot below:

You can now modify this default animation as follows:

  1. Click the first key point (A) of the animation in the Timeline. The key point will turn blue and the Playhead will jump to that position. With the Playhead there, now change the desired starting position and size of your object on the Stage. This is now the new starting position.
  2. Next, click the end key point (B) of the animation in the Timeline. This key point will also turn blue and the Playhead will again jump to that position. With the Playhead there, now change the desired end position, size, and rotation of your object on the Stage. This is now the new end position.

You can add new key points by right-clicking at any point in time in the Move & Transform layer:

A pop-up appears informing you that a new key point has been added to the Timeline. You can now move the object to a new desired position, size, and rotation in time. It is also easy to remove a key point: just right-click it and select 'Delete'. Or choose a key point and hit your Delete or Backspace key!

When clicking on each of the key points, the Properties of that key point are shown in the Properties area. There you can also change the object opacity level at that key point (and so at that moment in time):

This screen recording shows how to imitate a bounce effect: 

Note: in the general Object Properties, you can apply an overall opacity level to the object. This determines the maximum opacity of the object across the whole animation (including all key points).

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