3 The speed of light
These first sets of animations are simple painted marks that I want to move across the surface of the weapon. For this I need to add a Video Layer. Selecting Layer>Video Layers>New Blank Video Layer adds a new Layer in my Group, and this is indicated by a small film strip icon over the Layer thumbnail. I’ve not applied any motion yet, so this Layer appears in my Timeline at the beginning of the video, and the video duration defaults to five seconds. I use this as a guide layer to start off with, which enables me to work out the speed of the light streaks.