Direct Motion 2: Animation

Animation is based on points which can be moved along segments, circles or arcs.

The file to the right shows three motions. One is produced by a point moving on a path, one by a point moving along a circle and the final one by a point moving along an arc.

Can you identify the moving points?

Try dragging some of the other points: how does this change the motion?

The demo basic animation will show you how to create this file and animate the points. It will also show you a very common mistake with animation that you need to avoid.