Can I Stagger the Starting Potitions for Multiple Objects on a "Single" Sqaure/Retangular Motion Path
I am trying to animate a series of dots to rotate around a square pattern to show current flow in an electrical circuit. I am finding that I cannot stagger the starting positions for each dot. Although in the design view they can be spaced evenly around the rectangle representing the circuit, once I preview, they of course all start form the upper left corner. I created a rectangular motion path for each dot, but I need them to travel around the same rectangle (the simple electrical circuit). I have even tried grouping the objects, but of course that would not look right, and they would not travel inline, one after the other.
If anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it. I have tried a bunch of different things and just cannot get it to work. I've included my SL360 file showing only 3 of the many dots required (used only a few for testing) along with a PowerPoint file showing all of the dots around the circuit. On the PowerPoint slide I also have a gif that I found, which shows what I am actually trying to do. I could use the gif, but that would be no fun now...and I would have to change some other things and edit it. I'd really like to figure out how to do this in SL360 if possible.