The Parade Gate tool allows you to create wide gate turns easily. This is an essential tool for parades when rounding corners.

Since this tool is an Editing tool, performers must be selected, and your Yellow and Red Anchors on the Count Track must be spread for a transition. Click on the Parade Gate tool on the Tool Palette to open the Parade Gate Control Panel.

Editing handles appear on each performer. Drag any performer to determine the initial marching direction and the point at which the rotation of the gate maneuver should begin.

The center point of the rotation will occur at the final location of the editing handle you drag.

You can change the center point of the rotation by dragging the center point indicator.

In the Control Panel, the value in the Stride text box designates the stride length the performers will use during this maneuver, except during the actual gate (turn). During the gate all performers will be taking different strides.

Gate [left] [right] at the blue line designates which way the positions will turn when performing the gate. The gate will not begin until the performers cross the blue line.

The value in steps during gate designates the number of steps taken in the gate. The default is 16. This means the performers take a total of 16 steps during the execution of the gate maneuver.

Revert resets the handles to their initial position.

Accept commits the transition to the drill.


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