Recipe 19 - Loops on a Path: Flying a Bat

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What You Will Learn

You will learn to add the Spacing is Speed recipe to animating a looping or cycling character along a path. You will advance the bat from Recipe 18 along a path while keeping track of the appropriate steps in it's Cycle.

Why Is This Important?

Tires spinning, balls bouncing, and wings flapping do not always stay in one place. Learning to overlap a Cycle or a Loop as it moves along a path using Spacing is Speed requires overlaying two basic principles simultaneously. 
Two basic actions are retained in short term memory: which frame of a Cycle or Loop is next, and how fast do far do we space the prop before we begin the next Cycle?
Notice how much more time it takes to Loop a character along a path, as opposed to letting it Cycle in one place.