Work with Library themes
Library themes help you organize projects that may share objects by allowing you to label specific objects with a default theme, such as Abstract, Nature, or Sci-Fi, or to assign objects to a custom theme. By default, some preset Library objects are assigned to a theme. For example, the Hypnotic particle emitter preset is in the Sci-Fi category.
Note: Library themes are different from the themes in the Themes pop-up menu of the Project Browser. Project Browser themes are applied to entire Motion projects and shared between Motion and Final Cut Pro X when creating templates. For more information on creating templates for Final Cut Pro, see Final Cut Pro templates overview.
Sort using the Theme pop-up menu
Select a category or subcategory in the Library sidebar, then choose a theme from the Theme pop-up menu.
Items belonging to the chosen theme appear in the stack.
Create a new custom theme
In the Library, below the preview area, choose New Theme from the Theme pop-up menu.
In the Create New Theme dialog, type a theme name, then click OK.
A new theme is added to the Library. New themes appear in the Theme pop-up menu.
Custom themes are saved in the “themes” document in your /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Motion/Library/ folder.
Assign a theme to custom content
Control-click a custom item in the Library stack (such as a shape saved to the Favorites folder), choose Theme from the shortcut menu, then choose a theme from the submenu.
An item must be saved in the Library before you can assign a theme. For more information, see Save custom objects to the Library.
Items that can be assigned a theme include the following:
Layers or groups
Note: You cannot assign a theme to behaviors, filters, fonts, images, image sequences, or movies.
Remove a custom theme
Choose the theme to remove from the Theme pop-up menu.
The Remove Theme item becomes available in the Theme pop-up menu.
Choose Remove Theme from the Theme pop-up menu.
The theme is removed from the list.
Note: You can only remove custom themes.