First in a series of related examples.
Step by step tutorial to make a medium sized animation with a mix
of frames, shapes, colors and text.
The first step contains a one sheet recipe for a short red video - the result of this will be used later
in a video picking example. The spreadsheet result can be viewed by importing the Short Red Video template.
Initialize Project and Scene
Add a blank project, a scene and text and shape block (diagram block).
More on addon projects
More on creating a layout
More on diagram blocks
Add assets to animate
Add wrapper block and a sphere (shape) to animate - 12 times. The animation displays
6 spheres at a time using 12 assets (spheres - 2 @ each)
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Add frames to animate assets
Each sphere gets 4 frames each to control it's position and color. Since a shape (mesh macro) is added with
the same name many times, the [childindex] becomes important in addition to childname and childtype to add frames.
colorHeader is used here in frame header cells as well to color the column values. Refer to creating templates for more.
More on frames
More on creating templates
Add a set of frames for the wrapper block to twist things up