Can you animate an annotation?

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Specifically, I'm simply trying to take an arrow annotation that's pointing at one object and shift it to the right so it points at another object. I realized that I can do this with a graphic of an arrow, but I would like to retain the visual drawing of the arrow that you get with an annotation.
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I'm not 100% sure what your doing, but if you place the playhead over the annotation where you want the animation to occur.Select the annotation by clicking it.Hit Shift + A to add an animation, you should be able to apply the changes you desire.

Regards,Joe 
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yes; start with the arrow point where you want it to start at; lengthen the callout duration to the point in time you want it to end; with callout selected and playhead at end, use shift-A to stick an animation point; double click the end of the animation keyframe, and position arrow accordingly; pull animation start point to where you want the animation to start; set the type of easing you want
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That worked perfectly! I figured that there had to be an easy way to do this.

Thanks,
Brian
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glad to hear; you can get pretty fancy if you use multiple keyframes ...

Example Animated Arrow Project
https://www.screencast.com/t/wMNw1Di0dN

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On a related topic, is it possible to change the default parameters for annotations? I'm using Sketch Motion arrows and rectangles frequently and I don't want drop shadows on them. Is there any way to change the default so I don't have to remove them manually?
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We wish, NO
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Hello bnystrom,

You sure can. Check out this video https://www.screencast.com/t/eklgSbiiH.
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That's what I've been doing to remove them manually, but I was hoping to change the default settings so their not there in the first place.
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but, you could configure them the way you want [no shadow], and put them in the Library in their own collection; then, reuse them whenever needed
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Another brilliant solution! You're on a roll...
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This is exactly what I'd do. The Library is a great place to store customized annotations, you can share with others too if need be.