Motion 5 - Animation Guidelines

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Animation Guidelines

When publishing parameters in your templates, consider the following guidelines:

• When possible, avoid publishing keyframed parameters. Published keyframes can cause

unexpected results when you edit or further animate the parameters in the Final Cut Pro

• Do not publish a parameter that is controlled by a behavior. For example, if you publish

an Opacity parameter that is controlled by an applied Fade In/Fade Out behavior, you
cannot adjust the opacity parameter after the template is added to the Final Cut Pro X

• Because the duration of templates often conflicts with the duration of the Final Cut Pro

clips they are applied to, try to publish nonanimated parameters in the template, then
keyframe those parameters in Final Cut Pro.

• Use behaviors instead of keyframes in templates when possible. Behaviors can be a

more flexible animation tool for templates. Behaviors don’t rely on specific timing or
use keyframes to create an animation. Publish behavior parameters that you want to
control in Final Cut Pro.

For more information on working with keyframes, see

Keyframes and Curves

. For more

information on using behaviors, see

Using Behaviors


Depending on the template type, different timing rules apply when the template is added
to the Final Cut Timeline.