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Michael Hinze

First, I resorted to using temporary shapes to snap a motion path to that shape. For example, if I want a linear path to the right to move an object 50 px, I would draw a 50px-wide rectangle, align it with the path starting point, zoom in to max and then drag the motion path out until it touches the rectangle's edge. It's not pixels perfect, but it improved the precision of motion paths.

Later I found out that you can specify the dimensions, e.g. length of a motion path just like an other object in the Size and Position window.

James Grayson

Appreciate the quick response. That's pretty much what I've been trying, I guess I'll continue to do so. It seems like there's still some polishing needed on the motion paths feature (ability to rename, lock, duplicate, tweak etc). I'm trying to use them to implement a maze activity, with four motion paths moving the entire background (which is several times the story size) in the four cardinal directions to show the learner moving through the maze. A lot of work ahead, I think...