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LiveMotion Version 1 Getting Started:
Object Creation: Text, Basic Shapes
LiveMotion v. 1.0214 2.0 Difficulty: Beginner Download
  By: Wilfred Aona Jr. Email: tutorials@kalai-hawaii.com URL: Kalai-Hawaii.com 02.10.2002  
  Description: This tutorial will take you through the basics of objects. You will learn how to create a simple object.    
 

 

LiveMotion Version 1 Getting Started Object Creation: Text, Basic Shapes

 

 
 

Adobe Livemotion CentralThe Tool Palette is broken up into several parts. What we are going to look at in this tutorial deal only with the Object Buttons, excluding the Text Button. We will look at the Text Button in a separate tutorial.

To create the object click on the Object Button on the Tool Palette then click on the canvas and drag until you get the size you are looking for. Holding the shift key down while dragging will create an object with equal sides.

You can change the properties of the object by selecting the object and clicking on the Properties Palette. The properties which you can change will change according to the type of object you select, you can also change the type of object (except text)

The Transform Palette will allow you to change the size, the location in X and Y coordinates, the rotation angle, and the skew of the object.

You can change the color of the object by selecting the object and clicking on the Color Palette and adjusting the RGB settings as you want.

We will get into more detail on these palette's in a latter tutorial.

 

 
 

Adobe Livemotion CentralRectangle Object Button

 

The Rectangle Object Button allows you to be able to draw rectangles. Holding the shift key will allow you to create a square. The Properties Palette will allow you to change the object to filled or outline. You can also change the width of the outline in increments of a quarter pixel.

 

 
 

Adobe Livemotion CentralRounded Rectangle Object Button

The Rounded Rectangle Object Button creates a rectangle with rounded corners. In the Properties Palette you can change the radius of the corners. You can also change the object to filled or outline. The thickness of the outline can be changed in increments of a quarter pixel.

 

 
 

Adobe Livemotion CentralEllipse Object Button

 

The Ellipse Object Button allows you to create ovals and circles. Holding the shift key down when creating the object creates a circle. In the Properties Palette you change the object to filled or outline. You can also change the thickness of the outline in increments of a quarter pixel.

 
 

Adobe Livemotion CentralPolygon Object

 

The Polygon Object Button will allow you to create non-rectangular objects. Holding the shift key down while creating the object will create an object with equal sides. In the Properties Palette you can do the same as the other objects but you can also set the number of sides for your polygon.

 
 

Adobe Livemotion CentralPath Object

 

The Path Object Button will allow you to create irregular sided objects. By clicking point to point will create straight lines. Clicking and holding will create curved lines. Closing the a Path is important because an open path will not export. Holding the shift key down won't make any difference with this object. The Properties Palette allows you to change to fill or outline. Again the increments of the outline are in quarter pixel increases.

 
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