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Animations are used to focus the viewer's attention and its properties can be edited in Design View by clicking on it in the timeline or on the canvas. In the Title tab you can rename the animation and in the drop down menu you can edit its size, rotation and location. The Style tab allows you to choose from a variety of animations, each with its own properties you can edit. Click on the Reset icon to undo all changes made to an animation and click on the Animation Builder Shortcut icon to create a new animation.

Set the following properties and options for Animations:

  1. Name
    The default name for an animation object is 'Animation X' ('Animation 1', 'Animation 2', 'Animation 3', and so onward), and this is visible in the name property of the object. You can change an animation's name by deleting the default name and typing in another one. Ensure the animation is selected before attempting to change its name property.
  2. Rotate, Scale and Location
    Adjust the rotational angles, scale or manually change the location of the animation on the Canvas. Rotations on the X and Y-axis are ignored when the animation is attached to the image.
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  3. Style
    The style property allows you to choose an animation such as: rectangle, ellipse, hand and sketch. Each animation has its own effects and properties.Check the box 'Apply to all animations' at the bottom of the style properties menu to apply the chosen style to all Animation Objects in all scenes in the movie.
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    Create Custom Animations 
    You have the option to sketch your own animations. In order to sketch, select the 'Sketch' icon from the Animation's menu and then select 'custom'. Click on the 'Create' button to activate the Animation Builder which will allow you to sketch freehand any design.

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    Custom Animations - Animation Builder
    Animation Builder allows you to sketch your own animation simply by draging the mouse over the canvas. 

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  4. Reset
    To reset the animation to its original size, click the 'Reset' icon
  5. Animation Builder Shortcut
    Use this button to open the Animation Builder.

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