Motion 5 - Behaviors Controls in the Layers List and Timeline

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Behaviors Controls in the Layers List and Timeline

When you apply a behavior to an object, the behavior appears in three places—the Layers
list, the Timeline, and the Behaviors Inspector.

Although the Behaviors Inspector contains all editable parameters for a behavior that’s
been applied to an object, the Layers list and Timeline have several controls for each

Activation checkbox:

Turns each behavior on or off. Behaviors that are turned off have

no effect on the object to which they’re applied.


Double-click this field to rename the behavior.


Click the lock icon to lock or unlock a behavior. You cannot modify the parameters

of a locked behavior.

Activation checkbox

Enable/disable behaviors


Enable/disable behaviors:

A behavior icon (a gear) appears to the right of the name of

objects with applied behaviors. Clicking this icon turns all behaviors applied to the object
on and off.

Note: Control-clicking the behavior icon (the gear) opens a shortcut menu that displays
behaviors applied to that object. Choose a behavior from this menu to display it in the

Show/Hide Behaviors button:

Located at the bottom of the Layers list and Timeline, this

button lets you show or hide all behaviors. This button neither enables nor disables
behaviors applied to objects in your project; it only controls their visibility.

Behaviors button


Chapter 9

Using Behaviors