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This will both create a folder named Path 1 and store Marker A within that folder.
In the animation area, use the Gizmo to position the marker at the appropriate X/Y/Z location
Create additional markers until you have as many as you need for this path, storing them in the Path 1 folder
Save the environment file
To modify path properties (optional)
Like other E3D objects, paths have properties that can be modified using the E3D Editor or through ModL functions. A path’s proper- ties are most commonly changed to make it a looping path or to cause it to be visible in the E3D window.
To change a path’s properties, use the WEI:
• Selectthepath’sfolderintheTreepane,asshownatthe right.
• IntheInspectorpane,findandchangetheproperty– looping or visible, as discussed below.
• ClickApplytosavethepropertychange
• Save the environment file
Looping
Each path has a property that determines whether or not it is a looping path. If the path is looping, an object on the path will return to the first marker after it reaches the last marker. To cause a path to be loop- ing:
Select the path in the WEI Tree In the WEI Inspector pane:
Check the IsLooping property checkbox Click Apply
Save the environment file
Visible and colored paths
Path folders with markers
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Path selected in Tree
Creating paths
By default, paths are not visible in the E3D window (they are never visible in the 2D model). Setting a path to visible will display the path in the E3D window. A visible path can also have a color. To cause a path to be visible:
Select the path in the WEI Tree In the WEI Inspector pane:
Check the visible property checkbox Click Apply
Save the environment file
Path properties: looping and visible
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