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Creating the Ken Burns effect

Hey I’m wondering if it’s possible to use some type of zooming animation to create the Ken Burns effect on an image, which could then be exported as a .gif?

For context on the Ken Burns effect

Thanks!

Yes, it is possible but you’ll need to screen record a video of the animation and then export that as a gif.

Basically, create a prototype with a “Smart animate” transition between frame A (with your image in the starting location) to the same image in frame B (positioned at the ending location). Set the transition duration to match the speed (you have a limit of 10000ms or 10 seconds).

To avoid clicking on anything to trigger the animation, set it to run after a delay.

Best of luck! Let me know if you have any questions.

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