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Thread: Live Motion Tips and Tricks

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    This thread will be updated daily (hopefully) with tips and tricks for Adobe LiveMotion.

    - Alex

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    Tip & Trick for 07-28-00

    [swf width="400" height="100" background="#000000"]http://www.triadis.net/lmtips/lens.swf[/swf]
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    First type the text on the stage. Then create a cricle. With the circle still selected choose twirl from the Distortion dialog. Under the layer tab, choose background for where it reads: Fill with. Create another circle the same size. Then Align the centers of the circle and the lens making sure the second circle is on top. With the top circle selcted, go to the opacity tab and choose radial. Next, group the circle and the lens. You will now have a Group of 2 objects on the timeline. Twirl down the transform properties triangle on the timeline. Then animate the Group over the text. That's it. Instant twirly lens. Experiment with different Distortion effects. You can get some really cool effects.

    Download the LIV here

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    [Edited by Triadis on 07-28-2000 at 09:38 PM]

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    Tip & Trick for 7-29-00

    Did you know that LiveMotion's shortcut keys are spring loaded? That's right. You can use the shorcut keys to select a different tool if you need. For example just press "i" for the eye dropper tool. Or to make things easier, just press and hold the "i" key to make the eyedropper active. Then when you are done release the "i" key and you will go back to your previously active tool. That's really neato. This feature can save lots of time when switching back and forth between tools.

    Here is another cool feature only found in LiveMotion: With the eyedropper active, click and hold the mouse button. Then drag anywhere on your screen, even on your desktop. The eyedropper will pick up any color underneath it. Works perfect when you are working with other applications like Photoshop or Illustrator. Sweet huh?

    - Alex

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