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Step 3: Setting the Animation Timing

Playback controls are at the bottom of the Animation windowAt this stage your animation is almost complete. You can view it by clicking the triangular Play button in the Animation window.

You will see that the animation plays very quickly and keeps repeating (looping). If you don't want the animation to loop, click the drop-menu in the lower left (which says "Forever" by default) and select Once. Now when you play the animation it will play once and stop on the last frame.

The loop drop-menu is at the lower left of the window

The final step is to fine-tune the timing. Below each frame you will see a delay time in seconds. Click each of these and set the desired delay. In this way you can specify the exact time taken to display each individual frame.

Note: If you want an animation to repeat but not continuously (i.e. have a break between repeats), set the loop drop-menu to "Forever" and set a long delay on the last frame.

How it Looks

For our final animation we have set the first frame delay to half a second, the "moving" frames have no delay, and the final frame has a two second delay. The looping is set to Forever.

Example Animation

Next Page: Exporting the Animation

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