How to use button to create animation

I am trying to create a play button to start a simple animation (red box moves from left to right). However, I can’t get the button to work.

Because I am new, it will not let me upload the file.

On 1st frame: I have a play button and a red square (no animation)
On 2nd frame: I have a play button and the red square (animation starts)

  1. On Scene Event Handler (Scene 1): I selected Pause Timeline, Main Timeline
    which stops the animation.

  2. I click on the play button: Event Handlers: select play timeline: Main Timeline

I have been looking at tutorials, but I am still stuck.
I would appreciate any suggestions.

Saola Animate version: 3.1.1

OS: Ventura 13.0.1



You can achieve that with some simple clicks in Saola Animate.
Please follow the instructional steps below:

Also, you have now been upgraded to a “basic user” in our community, allowing you to upload your project if my guide does not really address your concern.

Hope to hear from you soon.
Enjoy your day,

It works. Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it. (5.3 KB)

Glad to know that, @user2651.
Thank you for getting back to me.