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  • Question

  • How do I animate the motion path of one object to another motion path, say a small ellipse following a medium ellipse which follows a large ellipse, and keep the small ellipse on the medium ellipse as the medium ellipse is moving (like the moon orbits the earth which orbits the sun).
    Thursday, February 9, 2012 6:26 AM

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  • The easiest way is to draw your path on your artboard.

    Make your ellipse and place it on the path where you want it to start.

    Right-Click the first path (your motion path) and select Path > Convert To Motion Path.

    A box will pop up.  Select the ellipse and then say ok.

    A storyboard will automatically be created for you.


    There is an Expression video HERE on using motion paths.  It was made using Blend 2 I think, but the concept will still work for Blend 4.

    Best of Luck with your project!

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 3:42 PM