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LiveMotion Version 1 Getting Started:
Editing Groups and TIGs
LiveMotion v. 1.0214 Difficulty: Beginner Download
  By: Wilfred Aona Jr. Email: tutorials@kalai-hawaii.com URL: Kalai-Hawaii.com 02.08.2002  
  Description: This tutorial will take your through the basic process of editing a Group or TIG. You have created your Group or TIG and now you need to add or delete objects from them.    

 

Editing Groups and TIGs

 

 

Can I change this Group and TIG?

Ok so now you have created the Group or the TIG and you need to edit it, "How do we edit it?" editing a Group or a TIG can be confusing but it can be done. You can add, delete, change the properties, and almost anything you need changed.

Changing things like the transformation keyframes, color, opacity, and the other things you can do with object are done in the same manner as working with objects. All you need to do is expand the Group or TIG and highlight the object in the Group or the TIG and make your changes.

Deleting an object from a Group or a TIG is quite simple as well. All you need to do there is highlight the object and hit the delete key. This will delete the object from the Group or TIG.

Adding objects or moving objects into a Group or a TIG is just a little more complicated. But you can add or move objects to a Group or a TIG. This tutorial will focus on this. We shall assume you know how to edit an object.

Say you have an object which you have on the canvas and you want to moving into a Group or a TIG, "Can this be done?" Yes can move an object into a Group or a TIG. We shall outline how this is done.

 
 

 

Editing a Group or TIG

To begin we shall look at the example on the right. We see three objects on the canvas but are they objects, Groups, or TIGs. To really tell we need to look at the timeline to be sure.

 

 

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Objects on the Canvas
 
 

 

This timeline and canvas shows you a objects on the canvas. There is no groups or TIGs shown on this timeline. This is the reason why the viewing the timeline is so important.

 

 
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Objects on the Composition Timeline and Canvas

 
 

 

Moving an Object into a Group

This timeline and canvas shows you objects on the canvas. There is one group and no TIGs shown on this timeline. You can tell by looking at the timeline. If you rename a Group you should name in such a way that you know that it is a group and not an object. i.e. MyGrp, MyGroup, and My Group to give a few examples

Now on to editing the Group

 

 
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Objects on the Composition Timeline and Canvas

 
 

 

Step 1: First you will need to highlight the object you want to move from the canvas to the Group.

 

 
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Objects on the Composition Timeline and Canvas

 
 

 

Step 2: Then you will need to cut the object from the canvas. Edit => Cut

 

 
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Objects on the Composition Timeline and Canvas

 
 

 

Step 3: Next you will need to expand the group and then select the Sub-Selection Tool Adobe Livemotion Central from the Tool Palette. After doing that select an object in the Group. You can do this in one of two ways 1.) you can pick an Object in the Group from the canvas or 2.) you can pick an Object from the Group using the timeline.

 

 
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Objects on the Composition Timeline and Canvas

 
 

 

Step 4: Then paste the new object into the group. Edit => Paste from the menu.

With that you have now moved an object from the canvas into a group. To delete an object all you need to do is expand the group, highlight the object, and then delete the object. Lastly, to add an object to a Group this is rather simple as well. First you will need to expand the Group then select the Sub-Selection Tool Adobe Livemotion Central from the Tool Palette.. From there create your Object and edit it as you would any Object and that is all you have to do. Pretty simple isn't it. With this we will end looking at Groups and start looking at editing a TIG.

 

 
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Objects on the Composition Timeline and Canvas

 
 

 

Moving an Object into a TIG

This timeline and canvas shows you objects on the canvas. There is one TIG and no Groups shown on this timeline. You can tell by looking at the timeline. As we said earlier if you rename a TIG you should name in such a way that you know that it is a TIG and not an object. i.e. MyTIG, MyTIGGroup, and My TIG to give a few examples

Now on to editing the TIG

 

 
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Objects on the Composition Timeline and Canvas

 
 

 

Step 1: First you will need to highlight the object you want to move from the canvas to the TIG.

 

 
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Objects on the Composition Timeline and Canvas

 
 

 

Step 2: Then you will need to cut the object from the canvas. Edit => Cut

 

 
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Objects on the Composition Timeline and Canvas

 
 

 

Step 3: Next you will need to expand the TIG by double clicking on the TIG and then select the Sub-Selection Tool Adobe Livemotion Central from the Tool Palette.

 

 
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Objects on the Composition Timeline and Canvas

 
 

 

Step 4: Then paste the new object into the TIG. Edit => Paste from the menu.

With that you have now moved an object from the canvas into a TIG. To delete an object all you need to do is expand the TIG, highlight the object, and then delete the object. Lastly, to add an object to a TIG this is rather simple as well. First you will need to expand the TIG then select the Sub-Selection Tool Adobe Livemotion Central from the Tool Palette. From there create your Object and edit it as you would any Object and that is all you have to do. Pretty simple isn't it, working with Adobe LiveMotion really isn't that hard to do.

 

 
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