Follow a path

Follow a path

Learn how to animate a layer's rotation in the direction it's moving.

There are two ways to enable the Orient to Path setting:

  1. From the Inspector

When a layer has at least one position keyframe, Orient to Path appears on the layer's rotation property, represented by a "circled diamond" icon.

To activate Orient to Path, click the icon, and the layer will immediately orient to the direction it's moving in.

  1. In Position Path Edit Mode

While selecting a layer with at least one position keyframe, the Orient to Path setting is accessible in Position Path Editing Mode. The Orient to Path setting can be activated with a checkbox under the Position Path block on the Inspector.

With the checkbox active, the layer will immediately orient to the direction it's moving in.

Using Orient to Path

When Orient to Path has been activated, an Orientation block will appear on the Inspector. This block calculates the angle your layer moves in (path angle) and sets the value on the layer's Rotation property.

If you'd like to manually adjust the rotation of the layer on top of the automatic setting, you can do so using the Rotation offset parameter on this block.

Adjusting the layer's rotation via the canvas will adjust the Rotation offset parameter.


There are two ways to enable the Orient to Path setting:

  1. From the Inspector

When a layer has at least one position keyframe, Orient to Path appears on the layer's rotation property, represented by a "circled diamond" icon.

To activate Orient to Path, click the icon, and the layer will immediately orient to the direction it's moving in.

  1. In Position Path Edit Mode

While selecting a layer with at least one position keyframe, the Orient to Path setting is accessible in Position Path Editing Mode. The Orient to Path setting can be activated with a checkbox under the Position Path block on the Inspector.

With the checkbox active, the layer will immediately orient to the direction it's moving in.

Using Orient to Path

When Orient to Path has been activated, an Orientation block will appear on the Inspector. This block calculates the angle your layer moves in (path angle) and sets the value on the layer's Rotation property.

If you'd like to manually adjust the rotation of the layer on top of the automatic setting, you can do so using the Rotation offset parameter on this block.

Adjusting the layer's rotation via the canvas will adjust the Rotation offset parameter.


There are two ways to enable the Orient to Path setting:

  1. From the Inspector

When a layer has at least one position keyframe, Orient to Path appears on the layer's rotation property, represented by a "circled diamond" icon.

To activate Orient to Path, click the icon, and the layer will immediately orient to the direction it's moving in.

  1. In Position Path Edit Mode

While selecting a layer with at least one position keyframe, the Orient to Path setting is accessible in Position Path Editing Mode. The Orient to Path setting can be activated with a checkbox under the Position Path block on the Inspector.

With the checkbox active, the layer will immediately orient to the direction it's moving in.

Using Orient to Path

When Orient to Path has been activated, an Orientation block will appear on the Inspector. This block calculates the angle your layer moves in (path angle) and sets the value on the layer's Rotation property.

If you'd like to manually adjust the rotation of the layer on top of the automatic setting, you can do so using the Rotation offset parameter on this block.

Adjusting the layer's rotation via the canvas will adjust the Rotation offset parameter.