Transform layers overview

The Motion interface provides three areas where you can transform the basic spatial properties of layers and groups—resizing, repositioning, rotating, cropping, and distorting them:

  • In the Canvas, where you can drag onscreen transform handles

  • In the Properties Inspector, where you can adjust numeric controls (sliders, dials, value fields, and so on)

  • In the HUD, where you can adjust a subset of the controls found in the Properties Inspector

When you transform a layer in any of these areas, the layer’s parameters are also updated in the other two sections of the Motion workspace.