Action workflow

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Billybeanbag
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Action workflow

Post by Billybeanbag » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:31 am

I am having an issue working with actions.

If I create a simple shape on frame 0, e.g a circle.
Then create an action with the circle which has the circle scaling on its layer from 0 to 1 then back to 0, so it is appearing then disappearing.

If I go back to the Mainline and add the action at frame 10 there is a morph between the drawn circle on frame 0 and the first frame of the action which has the layer scale at 0.

How do I use the action so that the circle does not appear/morph until the start of the action?

I am sure this is a workflow issue as I do not know ASP well enough. In flash I would add a blank keyframe before the frame I wanted the animation to start.
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Re: Action workflow

Post by synthsin75 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:30 am

Actions start on frame one. So you need to make your hold keyframe on frame one and then add the desired animation keyframe later.
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Re: Action workflow

Post by Billybeanbag » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:01 am

Thanks for the reply.

So, I added the action at frame 10, then put a key at frame 1 and at 9 with a 0,0,0 on the layer scale. Now the action plays from frame 10 and the shape doesn't show prior to this.

I am wondering if I can zero the layer scale at frame zero to achieve the same result. I will test today.
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