To animate the aircraft
along the path curve, first select the aircraft and the path curve
and then set appropriate options for the motion path animation. In
the options window, you need to set the required time range for
the path animation. You also need to ensure that the aircraft is
oriented facing towards the direction of travel. The Follow, Front,
and Up axis option settings determine the aircraft’s orientation
along the path.
To attach the aircraft to the motion
- Go to frame 1 on the Time
- Select the aircraft and then Shift-select
the path curve.
- In the main menu, select
Animate > Motion Paths > Attach to Motion Path > .
to Motion Path Options window appears.
- In the options window, ensure the options
are set as follows, then click Attach:
- Time Range: Start/End
- Start Time:
- End Time:
- Follow: On
- Front Axis:
- Up Axis:
- World Up Type: Scene
- Leave all other settings off
The aircraft is repositioned
to the start of the curve, and oriented towards the direction of
The Start and End Times
set the time duration the aircraft travels along the path curve
(240 - 60 = 180 frames). The start and end times are displayed at
the ends of the curve.
- Click play on the Time
Slider playback controls to play back the animation.
The aircraft travels
along the path. Observe that it begins its motion at frame 60.