Edit a Motion that is one Segment

INTRODUCTION

When you have ONE segment - the active segment is always the Selected-Segment

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


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How to...

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-Editor
2.Clear the 'Blend' Control Buttons 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.

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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