Make motion path visible so it draws a line.

May 02, 2017

Hello Community,

I am trying to animate a circle drawing around something.  I set up a red dot with a circular motion path, but how do I make the motion path visible.

Or, is there another way to draw a line around something?

9 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi Lisa!

Check out this method--no motion paths needed! 😁

  • Insert an oval shape on top of the object.
  • On the Format tab, choose No Fill. Choose your desired outline color and weight.
  • On the Animations tab, add the Wheel entrance animation to the circle.
  • Preview the slide--voilà!

I hope this helps!

Wilbert Mariano

Hi Jennifer,

You can accomplish this either by:

1. Adding a trigger to pause the timeline when it starts or reaches a certain cue point/time; then add a trigger to resume the timeline when the star is clicked.

2. Add a layer with the animated circle on it, then add a trigger to display this layer when you clicked on the star. 

Please see the attached sample file.