The Animation toolbar has all the tools you'll need to work with animations in ArcMap, ArcScene, and ArcGlobe. Using the tools on the Animation toolbar, you can create keyframes for animation tracks, save and export animation tracks to video files, and manage and preview your animations.
The following table describes all the options available on the Animation toolbar:
|Animation toolbar options||Description|
Animation drop-down menu
Displays a menu of all other animation tools.
Creates an animation by capturing views.
Open Animation Controls
Opens the Animation Controls toolbar.
Removes all animation tracks from the document.
Creates a keyframe for a new or existing track.
Create Group Animation
Creates a track that animates the properties of grouped layers (visibility/transparency).
Create Time Animation
Creates a track that animates temporal maps.
Create Flyby From Path
Creates a track by defining a path along which the camera or the view will travel.
Load Animation File
Loads an existing animation file into your document.
Save Animation File
Saves an animation file so it can be loaded at a later date.
Exports animation files as videos or sequential images.
Edits and fine-tunes animations, modifies properties of keyframes and tracks, and edits the timing of keyframes and tracks while previewing the changes.
Before animating data, you must add the Animation toolbar. The toolbar can be added to ArcMap, ArcScene, and ArcGlobe.
- In ArcMap, ArcScene, or ArcGlobe, click Customize on the Main menu, point to Toolbars, and click Animation.
The Animation toolbar appears as an undocked toolbar.