Motion Tween Tips

Las week I spoke to the always awesome PittMFUG folks about timeline motion tweens. Here’s some of the tips I shared to make working the “new” motion tween easier:

Resizing the motion span without moving keyframes

Hold shift while re-sizing the motion span on the timline to expand the motion span without adjusting the placement of your keyframes.

shift-click

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Selecting a property keyframe

Command-click (Ctrl – click) property keyframe you want to select. Release the command key to move the frame’s position once you have it selected.

command-click
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Selecting mulitple property keyframes

Command-click (Ctrl – click) and drag to make your selection around the property keyframes. Then, move them around the motion span as needed.

command-click
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Splitting the motion span

Command-click (Ctrl -click) the property keyframe at the point you want to split the motion. Then, right-click on the selected property keyframe and select split motion from the menu. It’s way down at the bottom of the menu, but trust me, it’s there!

command-click
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