animating a rectangle animation that appears in one spot and then drops onto another spot

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HI.

I saw in one of the Camtasia 2018 videos a rectangle animation that appears on the screen highlighting a section of that screen and then it drops down to a position directly below and stops.  I'm trying to figure out how they did that. 

I created the rectangle shape and used the "sliding" animation to position the shape but there is no option to have the shape drop down/move to a set position ... the only option is for it to drop down past the canvas. 

Can anyone help explain how they did this?  Thanks,
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Marion

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Naomi Skarzinski

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Can you provide a link to the example you are referencing. I believe I know the answer; however, want to make sure I am answering the right "question." I create custom animations all the time.
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Basically, you open the Animations panel, then ensure you are viewing Animations, and click and drag the Custom animation down and onto the rectangle media on the Timeline. That will give you an arrow as seen below:



If you double-click the red dot at the end of the arrow, the arrow should turn orange. From there, click and drag your rectangle on the canvas to the new location to set it. Then test.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Adding to Rick's reply, this is close to how I was going to answer and how I understood the question. The only difference is I use keyboard shortcuts, so I would have said place your playhead where you want the animation to end, click on Shift + A to create a custom animation... continue with what Rick said.

Though technically, you don't have to double click on the red dot. As long as your playhead is on the red dot or anywhere in front of it, the animation will be recorded wherever you drag your rectangle.
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Super COOL!!!  Thank you Rick and Naomi for your quick reply and answer to my question!  

Have a great day, Marion