Motion 5 - Adding a Generator

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Adding a Generator

This section provides a quick introduction to adding a generator to a project. For a
description of each generator, see

Generator Parameters


To add a generator to a project


In the Library, click the Generators category.


In the stack, click a generator.


Chapter 18

Working with Generators

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The generator preview appears in the preview area. If the generator is animated, such as
Clouds, the animation plays in the preview area.


Drag the generator to your project.

As with other objects, you can add the generator to your project by dragging it to the
Canvas, the Layers list, or the Timeline.

The generator and its HUD appear in your project. (If the HUD in not visible, press F7.)
The HUD contains a subset of the complete controls that appear in the Generator pane
of the Inspector.

Note: Generators added to a project are not added to the Media list. The Media list only
includes media files imported into Motion, such as image sequences, video files, Photoshop
files, and audio files.

Alternatively, you can add a generator to your project by clicking the Add Generator
pop-up menu in the toolbar (to the right of the New Camera and New Light buttons) and
choosing an item from a submenu.

Using the Add Generator pop-up menu in the toolbar is quick, but it does not provide a
way to preview the generator before adding it to the project.