Animation Timeline Tutorial

This screenshot shows the Animation Timeline interface

Timeline Ruler

The timeline ruler is segmented into seconds.

This screenshot shows the timeline ruler on the animation timeline.

Timeline Indicator

The timeline indicator is the horizontal bar on the animation timeline.

This screenshot shows the timeline indicator on the animation timeline.

To move the timeline indicator hover over it with the mouse cursor until the double arrow mouse cursor appears. Click the left mouse button and hold it to drag the timeline indicator wherever you want to on the timeline. You can also left or right click anywhere on the Timeline ruler to move the timeline indicator there.

Timeline Controller

The timeline ruler is segmented into seconds.

This screenshot shows the timeline controller.

Left Arrow - Click the left arrow to bring the timeline indicator back to the beggining.

Right Arrow - Click on the right arrow to move the timeline indicator forward every ten seconds.

Play - Click on the play butto to play the timeline from the position of the timeline indicator

Timeline Actions

There are currently 10 actions available in the animation timeline editor: change medical state, highlight teeth, change layers, move camera, play sequence, muscle position, show image, show text, play sound, and show prop. We'll go over each action in detail below.

This screenshot shows the timeline actions.

Adding actions to the timline - Click on the plus sign symbol next to the action to add it to the timeline. The plus sign will turn blue when the mouse cursor hovers above it. Actions are added to wherever the timeline indicator is positioned on the timeline. Move the timeline indicator to where you want to place an action.

This screenshot shows the timeline actions.

Move already place actions - Move already placed actions by left clicking and holding on them and then dragging them to where you want them on the timeline.

This screenshot shows the timeline actions.

Quick Tip: Save Often and keep timelines short. We recommend keeping timelines to 10 seconds or less for each slide; however, there are exceptions.

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This screenshot shows the timeline actions.

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