Over the last four weeks, I presented a series of webinars on Apple Motion. During that time, there were several features in Motion that I thought could only be done with a mouse. And it drove me nuts, because I kept wanting “a better way!”
There was. And, naturally, I found it AFTER my webinar series was complete. Sigh…
Here are ten keyboard shortcuts that make Motion a whole lot easier to use – and ones I wish I knew a month ago. These all apply to the Layers panel.
|Shortcut||What It Does|
|Shift + Cmd + N||Create a new group|
|Cmd + ]||Raise the selected element or group up one level|
|Cmd + [||Lower the selected elements or group down one level|
|Shift + Cmd + G||Place selected Layers panel elements into a new group|
|Shift + F||Display the selected element in the Media panel|
|Control + L||Lock or unlock an element|
|Control + D||Toggle a group between 2D and 3D|
|Control + T||Make selected element visible or invisible|
|Control + S||Solo the selected elements|
|Up/Down Arrow||Move selection up ordown in the Layers panel|
The shortcuts to move elements and groups up and down is one I’ve wanted for a long time.
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