I want my objects to spin while moving on the screen (for example, like wheels of a car when it drives off). I can apply two animations, for spinning and for moving, but that spins and then moves, separately. How can I apply two at the same time on the same objects? thank you
Hello bereliz. animations can be hard to wrap your head around so............
for starters, I’ve made a project file downloadable from this link. Complete with the images required.
here’s the situation.
The problem with rotating the tires on a car. Is they need to be a completely separate image than the image of the car. So the car needs to be a car body, "Minus tires" as well. Or you need to have access to a program like Photoshop to manipulate an automobile image yourself and make it ready for Camtasia.
So anyway, you’ll start by bringing the car body and tires into the timeline.
Then you want to properly position the tires on the car where they belong. Selected the three images and group them.
Then you’re going to apply an animation to the new group. This
particular animation I chose about 10 1⁄2 seconds.
The duration of the applied animation covers the entire 10 seconds. With the timeline indicator at the end of the animation the cars placed outside of the canvas area.
With the timeline indicator at the beginning of the animation. The car is placed outside of the canvas area to the left.
Because the tires and car are "Grouped Together" they Travel Together.That's half the battle complete.
Now it’s time to apply rotation to the tires. You need to “OPEN” the group. "DO NOT” Un-group” the group. If you ungroup the group, the animation of the car moving will be deleted. If you do it by accident hit control Z and it will come back.
You will need to apply rotation to both tires. You will want the rotation to cover the entire duration as well.
By default, all of theses animations will have easing applied.So the car will accelerate slowly and run at a constant speed.As it nears the end of the canvas it will slow down. There is a way to change easing but in this case you don't want to. 5 rotations of the tires worked out really well.It looks pretty natural.
Hope this clears things up, the project files should give you a lot of clues to dig through.
If you need any further clarification,just ask.
I have a, say, 10 sec-long frame which is a picture zoomed in. This frame has a 10 seconds-long animation that moves the image, so it kinda "flows" during the display. That's my animation #1.
Now, I've added the "Color Adjustment" visual effect to the same image. Initially, it has default brightness, saturation and contrast values. I have a music clip on a separate track, and I want to add a series of short animations that will raise the "Brightness" setting of the "Color Adjustment" effect to emphasize the beat so that the image "flashes" in the right time. That's animation #2.
The problem is that I can apply either animation #1 and make the picture float, or animation #2 to make it flash. But I cannot make both of them active, seems like Camtasia won't allow one to add intersecting animations. When I copy-paste those flash animations from a neighboring media piece, it gives the default warning - "the animation being pasted is too long" if the clip already has the "float" animation #1... Although it does not make much sense because animations affect different settings - animation #1 affects image location, and animation #2 affects the clip Brightness, I see no possible conflicts here...
What can I do? There's a very difficult workaround that could probably get the job done - split the frame into a lot of 0.5 second-long pieces, apply move animation #1 to each, and "glue" them together with short "Glow" transition, which will somewhat imitate flashing - but it would be too hard to correctly move every 0.5 sec frame so that in the end the resulting 10-sec image appears smoothly floating... Any ideas?
Camtasia 2018 has a bug and this technique won't work. I just tested it.
It works in Camtasia 9 and previous versions. Camtasia 2018 has bugs, you could install 9 and activate it with your 2018 key until TechSmith straightens this out. Along with some of the other issues.
If your running 9 , your covered.
SO, start by applying the moving zoom animation.
With the playhead placed at the start of the animation. Add the Color adjustment. Select any changes to the color you want at this time.You said you start with default colors, so do nothing.
Move the timeline slider to a point you want to change the color values.Change them. A keyframe will be created between the start and end points of the motion animation automatically.
You can make changes as often as you want. If you try to add more effects, you can create a huge mess.
Camtasia isn't built for true animation. If you zoom into the timeline you'll have more control.Well easier control.
One thing that will trip you up. As you scrub forward, the main animation keyframe at the end of the clip will keep trying to return color values to default values. So you will need to set all 3 color values every time.
If Camtasia were better adapted at animations, all of these things would be controlled separately.