Adding Content to the Library
You can add customized versions of generators, filters, behaviors, and gradients to
categories in the Library. Further, if you work on projects that frequently recycle the same
graphics elements, or if you have a library of graphics that you use regularly, you can add
these media files to the Favorites category. You should add custom content to the Favorites
category. Content you put into the Library is available to every project in Motion.
To add Motion-generated objects to a Content category
Drag an object from the Layers list, Canvas, or Timeline to the Favorites folder in the
Each category except Content, Favorites, and Favorites Menu is filtered by
the type of object it represents. For example, you can place a user-customized filter in
the Filters category, but you cannot place a filter into the Behaviors category.
Creating and Managing Projects
You can also place media from disk into the Content, Favorites, or Favorites Menu
Using Custom Objects from the Library
When you drag a custom object from the Library to the Canvas, the center of the object
is dropped where you release the mouse button. If you use the Apply button in the
preview area to add the object, the object is added at the center of the Canvas.
When you drag objects to the Canvas that were saved with the “All in one file” drop
menu option, the objects are dropped where you release the mouse button and are
positioned according to their arrangement when originally saved to the Library. If you
use the Apply button in the preview area to add the object, the objects are added at
the center of the Canvas.
Note: When you drag a custom mask from the Library into a project, the mask retains
the position where it was saved (relative to the image or footage it is dropped on).
To add a media object to the Favorites category
Drag a media object from the Layers list or Media list, or from the File Browser, into the
Favorites folder in the Library.
When you add your own content, you can create additional folders to add subcategories
that appear in the subcategory column.
To create a subcategory in a category
Open the Library and select a category.
Click the New Folder button (+) at the bottom of the Library.
Rename the folder to suit your needs.
This folder appears in the subcategory column when that category is selected.
To remove objects or folders from a Content category
Select an object or folder in the Library stack, then do one of the following:
• Choose Edit > Delete.
• Press Command-Delete.