I also posted the file here as i previously wasn’t able to attach a file:
As I am very new and not the most technically astute. The plugin you are suggesting do I need to work with SVG files instead of using a PNG?
I did try downloading the plugin you mentioned but I am struggling to work out how to install the plugin. I have had a look on forums and it says to extract the files in the synfig plugin folder. However I cant see a folder called Plugin
Should I just create a folder called Plugins inside C:\Users\Me\Synfig\ and extract the files into the created folder?
BTW, I tried using random PNGs from my computer and I checked your animation:
Apart from the fact you are a newbie animator and I can see many unnecessary waypoints, the animation looks fine
I’m able to export it as a Lottie file and it works
So, till you share the original PNGs (in case there something wrong with them), the only thing it could be messing things up is the exporter or version you are using, what Synfig version are you using?
Thank you for taking your time to help me. It is very much appreciated.
I did start with only using two waypoints. One at high point of wave and then duplicated the original way point. However I either saw gaps in the arm or sections sticking out so the additional waypoints were added to combat it.
I think I may have worked out a reason. When I read your comments and you suggested it may be the original .pngs that are the problem. I remembered they were way larger than the canvas size when I imported them. I had to drastically scale them down.
I created smaller versions that were to the scale of the canvas and it seems to have solved the problem. It also only needed the two waypoints and it moves how I want it to.
(I didn’t use the plugin as I couldn’t work out how to install it )