Animate a bline

I have been following the recipe given in

to create an animated dashed line. As that instruction was given years ago I had to adjust to the conditions of version 1.4.0. However, in the final step it says that I have to animate the second widthpoint in animation mode. The popup menu only offers me ‘Animation from file’.
I would be greatfull for any hint.

Animation mode can be activated by clicking on the small green man at the bottom right corner of the canvas. Animate Mode The canvas should display a red boarder to show that animate mode is now active.
While in animate mode, make sure you are on the ending keyframe on the timeline, then click and drag your width point to it’s finishing position. Synfig should now interpolate between your starting and ending position.
FollowPath.sifz (4.3 KB)

Since Synfig 1.4.2, you can enter in Animation mode via ctrl+space too :slight_smile: \o/

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Thanks for the advice. I tried exactly that and it didn’t work. I don’t know why. Now I tried again and it worked! I have no clue as to what went wrong the first time.

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