Copying Keyframes in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training several different ways that you can transfer keyframes created on one object onto another.

It's easy to animate layers in Motion using keyframes, and to then adjust the animation by working in the Keyframe Editor. However, when you want another object to animate in exactly the same way, it may not be immediately obvious how to best accomplish this task.

While you can copy and paste keyframes from one layer to another, there are a couple of other methods that can be faster and easier – and which also allow you to be selective about which parameters you choose to copy.

In this episode, I first cover the copy-paste approach, with some tips on how to modify it, then I explain these other methods and why you might want to use them.

If you missed the previous episode in which I showed how to create the keyframed animation from scratch, you can catch it here.



Mark Spencer

Mark Spencer is a freelance producer, videographer, editor, trainer and writer based in the Bay Area. He produces Final Cut Pro X-related training and plugins for with his partners at Ripple Training. He is an Apple-certified Master Trainer, and consults for corporations and individuals. He is the author or co-author of a half-dozen books on motion graphics and editing from Peachpit Press and writes for ProVideo Coalition. He maintains, a resource for Motion. Mark has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.