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Recording Keyframes in Motion 2

The Record Button in the Apple Motion Canvas allows you to record keyframes as you change the parameters of objects. This is a quick way to keyframe a particular movement for an object by either dragging or by way of handles found in bounding boxes of selected objects. You can also record keyframes by using the record button and entering new values into parameter fields.

Recording Animation and Setting Keyframes in the Inspector

1 Select the object that you want to animate in the Canvas and you will see a bounding box appear around the object. The object I have chosen for this example is call "Big Frame Shadow" and is located in the Motion Library under Content. Scale the object down so that if fits entirely on the Canvas. The color of your canvas may be different than mine, but that is irrelavant.

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2 Go to the Inspector Tab in the Utility Window, then click the Properties tab.

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3 Find the parameter for Rotation. To the far right of the parameter, there is an icon that looks like a dash. This is the Keyframe Menu. Click on the Keyframe Menu and continue to hold your mouse button down and select Add Keyframe.

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4 Move the Play head in the Mini Timeline ahead 25frames.

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5 Click the Record Button.

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6 Rotate the Rotation Parameter Dial 5 times.

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7 Turn off the Record Button

8 Move the play head in the Mini Timeline to the beginning of your project and press the play button to review your animation.

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