The Motion drop zone enables you to view your query in motion, as a series of visualizations. Adding a motion, or play, axis adds visual animations to your charts. Add a date hierarchy to see how your data changes over time.
How to Use the Motion Drop Zone
Simply add a member hierarchy to the Motion drop zone (green arrow) to view your query as a moving series of visualizations. For instance, add the month hierarchy to view a series of visualizations, each filtered by a different month, in order to view changes over time.
Any member hierarchy can be used to animate the visuals, not only date/time hierarchies.
The Motion drop zone is available with Cartesian visuals, which include:
- Column charts
- Bar Charts
- Line charts
- Area charts
- Scatter charts
It is also exposed when working with maps and scatter charts.
From the motion play bar (blue arrow) you can:
- Play and pause
- Go back to the beginning
- Skip to the end
From the Component ribbon, click the Motion button (green arrow) to reposition the motion panel. Click the Motion drop down menu to:
- Move the motion panel: it can be placed along the top or bottom of the canvas
- Change the speed: by default the speed is set to Fast, which changes visualizations at a rate of 1 second. Select Normal to change the rate to 2 seconds, or Slow to change the rate to 3 seconds.