Dock

The Dock animation docks groups of atoms or meshes to their current positions which are considered as docked positions. The starting positions are automatically computed away from the docked positions.

See also animations: Undock, Hold atoms, Move atoms

Adding the animation

To apply the dock animation, select at least two structural nodes or meshes in the document. The first node will act as the static receptor, and the other nodes will be animated. If multiple nodes should act as the receptor, create a folder, move these receptor nodes to the folder, and select the folder as the first node. If nothing is selected, then SAMSON will try to guess to what nodes the animation should be applied.

Then, double-click on the Dock animation effect in the Animation panel of the Animator or click Animation menu > Motion > Dock.

The selected nodes will be docked between the two keyframes. Move the keyframes of the animation as needed.

The amplitude of the movement is computed automatically on the creation of the animation, to change it, inspect the animation.

Note: You can always move the keyframes of the animation.

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Properties

You can change the amplitude of the animation movement in the Inspector.

You can change how the parameters are interpolated between the frames by modifying the Easing curve.

Examples

Some examples of presentations available on SAMSON Connect - Documents that use this animation: