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When moving animation motion parts around (the lines that start with a green arrow and end in a red one), they are snapping to each other. Is there a way to disable this?

I have tried disabling object snapping to both object and grids but it's still doing it.

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What works for me is to use the arrow keys on the keyboard rather than the mouse to move the motion paths. Click once on the motion path to select it (without moving it) and then the arrow keys will work.

This is after unchecking the "Snap to Grid" options.

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While you are moving the path item (line,curve, etc) if an end point gets close to another path item's end point, then they will snap, if they apply to the same object (the shape you want to animate).
Animation paths that belong to separate shapes don't snap to each other.

To overcome this problem, move the path items by their endpoints, one at a time.

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The paths in question belong to different objects and they are definitely snapping together (I'm using straight line motion paths) –  Richard Szalay May 14 '11 at 21:16

I've had the same trouble. Simply hold down Alt as you drag the endpoints. That allows you to overrule the grid and snap.

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  1. drag the whole offending motion path somewhere miles away from the others.
  2. adjust the finish position first.
  3. correct the starting position.
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