Motion menus overview
The Motion menu bar provides access to many categories of commands in the application.
Many commands are context-sensitive—they change depending on the current state of the Motion application. For example, a menu item might appear dimmed when a command is not available due to the current state of the application or what is selected.
The Application (Motion) menu contains general functions to control the application, modify preferences, and access the Apple website.
The File menu contains functions and commands for saving and managing Motion files.
The Edit menu contains familiar commands such as Undo, Cut, Copy, and Paste and also commands to select and delete objects, modify project properties, and more.
The Mark menu contains commands to set In and Out points, add markers to the Timeline, navigate through your project, and control animation of effects.
The Object menu contains commands for manipulating objects in Motion, including object placement in the layer hierarchy and physical alignment in the Canvas.
The Favorites menu lets you apply saved custom content.
The View menu contains commands for controlling the visual layout of the Canvas and Timeline
The Share menu contains commands for exporting your project.
The Window menu contains controls to show and hide the panes in the Motion interface.
The Help menu provides access to resources for learning more about Motion.
Note: Many commands have shortcut keys that allow you to perform the same action from the keyboard. In this chapter, these shortcuts are listed in parentheses after the command description.