Timeline and basics of animating objects
1 Open the Timeline tab. It is located on the Bottom Panel.
2 Timeline is divided into objects groups in which objects are arranged on the basis of seniority. You can move objects between groups by clicking on selected one, holding left mouse button and moving it to chosen group. In that manner you can create a new object group if you will move object after the last group available.
3 You can add specific animation to each single object. You can also select whole group and add animation to it too.
ATTENTION: You can also select several objects by holding left Shift.
4 You can add In, Out, Hover and Endless animation to the object. After clicking on any type of animation an Animation panel will appear. You can watch how selected animation behave before you will make your choice.
In animation will kick in when object will appear on the scene, Out animation will activate when object will be leaving the scene, Hover animation will be displayed when you will hover mouse button around object and Endless animation will be displayed permanently.
5 You can also choose Enter delay (in seconds) and Object lifetime (in seconds) for each object.
6 Enter delay is defined in seconds. For example, if you will set it for five seconds, object will appear on the screen after that time. You set the number of seconds of delay by moving the slider located at each object. You can also set it manually in Enter delay field.
7 By using Object lifetime option you can set the moment when object will leave the scene. Referring to the previous example, if I will set the lifetime of object that appears in second number five for ten seconds, it will disappear in second number fifteen.
8 You can also change the manner of displaying Timeline. If you will choose Change timeline view button you will see not objects divided into groups but objects divided into layers. Similarly as in the case of the groups you can move objects between layers by clicking on selected one, holding left mouse button and moving it to the selected layer. In that manner you can create a new object group if you will move object after the last group available.
All other functionalities described in 3-7 points works in the same manner.
9 And that’s all. Congratulations! You know how to use Timeline and you mastered the basics of animating objects.