Dear Synfig community
I have been playing with Synfig for a few days now trying to create educational animations for simple electric circuits concepts.
As an example, I am trying to create an animation showing how a resistive network can be “reduced” using a sequence of series/parallel combinations.
So an animation might show a couple of resistors squished into each other and combining into a single equivalent resistor.
I have a vector image of a resistor. My question is: how do I draw “wires” connecting a bunch of these resistor images. I need to move the resistors around and ideally the wires should move with the resistors stretching and shrinking as needed like elastic cords.
I tried using the “Link to Spline” feature, but the spline linking breaks anytime I try to “move” a resistor image by applying a translation layer or by changing its “origin” parameter.
I found a rather clumsy workaround that I tried to upload here, but apparently as a new user I am not allowed to upload files… But I was wondering if there is an elegant way to do this (i.e. move image objects around while staying linked to a spline).
More generally, I’d welcome any advice on how to do this kind of circuit animation.