MotionDesigner Reference & User Interface

MotionDesigner: Main User Interface


MotionDesigner :

Red-14-1 Toolbars

Red-14-2 Motion-Law Selector (below graphs from MD14.2)

Red-14-3 Motion-Width [Read-Only]

Red-14-4 Motion Name-tab [you can add many motions. Each motion is identified with a Motion name-tab]

Red-14-5 Motion Graphs

See: View Toolbar > Show or Hide: Position, Velocity, Acceleration and Jerk.

See: Edit toolbar > Active-Motion-Settings >Accessibility : edit Colours, Line-Thickness and Symbol-Sizes.

Red-14-6 Graph drag-handles.

See also: Terminology

Blend-Point Editor:

Edit the X-axis and Y-axis of each Blend-Point


Edit the Segment-Width of each Segment
Edit each segment's Motion-Law
Edit segment-parameters associated with each Motion-Law.
Edit the Y-axis motions values of each Blend-Point

See also: Motion Design Considerations  , FAQs

MotionDesigner: Toolbars



Blend-Point & Segment toolbar


Edit toolbar


File toolbar


Motion toolbar : Motion-Width & Motion-Law Selector (located below the graphs from MD14.2)


View toolbar

Show /hide MotionDesigner:

MechDesigner>Visibility toolbar:


MechDesigner > Visibility toolbar > Show MotionDesigner


MechDesigner > Visibility toolbar > Hide MotionDesigner



A motion is divided, or split, into segments.

Each segment :

has a duration, or time-period. The duration is its Segment Width
has a mathematical function. This is its Motion-Law.
is joined to other segments at its start and its end at Blend-Points


There is a Blend-Point at the start and end of each Segment.

To edit a Blend-Point , we edit these two motion-values:

a motion-value at the end of the Previous-Segment


a motion-value at the start of the Selected-Segment.


Each segment is defined by its Motion-Law, its mathematical function. The function gives an output - the Y-axis value - that is a function of its input - the X-axis value.

There are many different motion-laws.

Many motion-laws have Segment Parameters that give different motion characteristics.

See also: Motion-Laws


For Information, this MotionDesigner Help File is:14.2.200, published on the: 26/04/2021, at 19:11

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