Animate Mode


Want to animate faster in Linearity Move? Just use Pinning! When creating a new animation, use the pinning feature to quickly define that animation’s start and end points.

To start pinning, just click the Pin button in the top left corner of the timeline. Your start and end pins will appear on the timeline.

Pinning illustration

You can then adjust the two pins by clicking and dragging them. These pins will be the “anchor points”, or start and end points of your animation.

The animations will be created based on the position of the Playhead. For instance, if you place the Playhead between your two anchoring points (pins), you’ll create two different animations: One that happens from the starting pin to the playhead position, and one that happens from the playhead position to the ending pin.

To animate, just move or change any property of the selected element on your canvas. An animation of that change will be created.

Pinning has a few key advantages. It allows you to define fixed object states with your start and end pins. Then, if you change an object before, after, or within your pins, any change that you make will be interpolated from that change and the pins fixed state.

It’s also perfect for many important use cases, including:

  • Creating an animation at a specific segment in your project
  • Creating a “pause” in your animation
  • Creating a “back and forth” animation
  • Animating a new object entering a cluttered canvas
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