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Animation Cue

The Animation Cue allows you to animate your Video Cues and Camera Cues in real time.

Specify the duration of the animation with this parameter. It is sometimes useful to use a duration of zero for instantaneous adjustments.
You may animate one or more of these properties of the target cue. Toggle the checkboxes to specify which of the properties you wish to animate. When an Animation Cue starts running it queries the target cue for the current value of each property it will animate. It then animates from that current value to the final value you specify here.
For Video Cues and Camera Cues in full screen mode, only opacity, scale, and rotation properties may be animated.
When the Animation Cue has finished running you can optionally specify that it will stop its target cue.
The interpolation curve allows you to customize the shape of the animation. This curve is applied to all the animated properties.
As with the Video Cue and the Camera Cue, the stage interface displays all the screens currently attached to your system. The frame of the target cue is displayed as a translucent yellow rectangle on the video stage.
You can click anywhere on the stage and drag to adjust the translation. Click in the rotation bar handle and drag to adjust the rotation. Use the scroll wheel on the mouse to adjust the scale.
The light white crosshairs indicate the global origin of the stage. This origin is set in the Video Cue preferences. This origin is used if, for example, you want to display all your videos centered on a different screen. Instead of moving individual cue to the new screen you can just change the origin of the stage.
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