Motion 5 - Animating Replicator Parameters

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Animating Replicator Parameters

Most replicator and replicator cell parameters can be animated with keyframing or by
using Parameter behaviors. If you animate the replicator’s shape-specific parameters such
as Radius, Twists, and Offset (in a Spiral replicator), the pattern on which the elements
are built is animated, not the elements themselves. To animate the elements of the
pattern, you keyframe the parameters in the Cell Controls group of the Replicator Inspector
(or in the Replicator Cell Inspector).

Keyframing the replicator parameters (or using Parameter behaviors) animates all elements
in the replicator symmetrically. To animate the elements in sequence over time—without
creating keyframes—use the Sequence Behavior, described in

Using the Sequence

Replicator Behavior

. To animate the replicator using Basic Motion or Simulation behaviors,


Using Behaviors with Replicators



If you apply a Simulation behavior, or a Throw or Spin behavior, to a replicator

with keyframed parameters, some keyframe parameters are ignored.

You can also use keyframes to animate the parameters in a replicator’s Properties Inspector.
Parameters in the Properties Inspector affect the replicator as a whole, not replicator


Chapter 15

Using the Replicator