Positioning the “OUT” Animation with “WAIT”
Learn how to control when OUT animations play.
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The Basics of Animation (Video Tutorial)
Everything covered in the ‘Fundamentals of Animation‘ section of the manual can also be learned by watching the ‘Animation Basics’ tutorial video below. The WAIT flag and positioning the OUT animation is explained from the 19:25 mark:
If you watched the above video in full you can skip the remainder of the ‘Fundamentals of Animation‘ section of the manual and proceed to Ensuring Responsiveness.
Or, continue reading to learn more about using the WAIT flag and how it is connected to the OUT animation.
Lock or Unlock the “OUT” Animation Position
In most cases you can reposition an animation strip simply by clicking and dragging the strip in question.
However, in the case of the OUT animation things are a little different because it is locked at the very end of the track [?] A track is one of the horizontal spaces in the module editor's timeline. It is the representation of a layer within that timeline, used for controlling the animations and sorting order position of that layer. by default.
The way you can tell if an OUT animation is locked in place is if you see a small flag with the word WAIT inside it to the left of the animation strip:
To unlock the position of an OUT animation, toggle the small arrow symbol to the right of the track’s name. When you do this you will see the WAIT flag disappear:
You are now free to click and drag the animation strip to wherever you’d like the OUT animation to commence.
Note: The WAIT flag is unrelated to the “Wait for Action” toggle found in the animation Basics panel.
Up Next: Additional Animation Strips
So far you have learned about the two default animations: IN and OUT
On the next page of the manual you’ll learn how to create additional animations on a layer, known as TO animations.