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I wanna do an animation like the one when you search for something in the upper menu in OS X. Help > Search.

It's an arrow that keeps floating and moving. I wanna do this trick. Is there a way to do an endless animation in Keynote?

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Just for the record, that arrow is done with CoreAnimation (developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/…) –  Martín Marconcini Oct 4 '11 at 4:07
Do you need the arrow to keep moving indefinitely, like the background on a display, or just for a while as a slide within a presentation? –  canderson Oct 4 '11 at 14:21

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The best thing you can do is take a screen-shoot from the arrow, crop it with instant alpha in preview. Then you animate the picture in your favorite gif animation application. After that you can insert the animation into keynote and voilà, you got your looping arrow animation!

NOTE: It's a big hassle but I don't seem to find any other option than this on OS X Lion, in snow leopard you are able to create animated gif's in preview.app but it will take you a long time so try one of the animation applications

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