Edit a Motion that is one Segment

INTRODUCTION

The 'Segment' is the 'Selected-Segment'

It is easier to use the SEGMENT-EDITOR when there is only one segment in your motion.


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Edit a motion with one segment.

Tutorial 7 Edit the Motion when there is only one Segment'

The Motion-Law is a 'Flexible Polynomial'. This means, I can edit the 'Start' and 'End' motion-values of all four motion-derivatives individually. There are eight motion-values in total.

Part 1:

1.Open the Segment-Editor1s-red 6s.
2.Clear the 'Blend' Control Buttons2s for each motion derivative. See the image below.
3.Make active the 'Start' and 'End' Control-Buttons for each motion-derivative. See the image below.

In the image below:

The 'Start' and 'End' motion values for Position are '0' and '90'.
The 'Start' and 'End' motion values for Velocity, Acceleration and Jerk are all zero.
4.Edit any of the motion-values in any data-box.

Remember - the graphs auto-scale. Therefore, look at the Y-axis to see the minimum and maximum values, as you edit the motion-values.

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Part 2:  Experiment with the Motion-Values and Control-Buttons

1.Edit any of the motion-values for any of the motion-derivative in any data-box.

Remember - the graphs auto-scale. Therefore, look at the Y-axis as you edit the motion-values.

2.Click the Control Buttons.

Continue to observe the motion values in the data-box and the motion in the graphs.

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