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david barker
motion defaults
on Aug 26, 2010 at 6:51:41 pm

i am currently working on a project that needs hundreds of lines. by default in the inspector they are created with rounded ends. to get them square ended i have to select each one separately and change the settings. can anyone tell me how to change the default to q square ends. thanks


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Mark Spencer
Re: motion defaults
on Aug 26, 2010 at 7:34:21 pm

You can't change the default. But you can modify a line, then drag it to the Shapes folder or the Favorites folder in the Library, and just drag it back in every time you need one.

Or, use a rectangle with fill and no outline and make it skinny.

However, if you plan to have "hundreds of lines" in a single project, I'd highly recommend you look at using a replicator or emitter or cloning.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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david barker
Re: motion defaults
on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:42:11 pm

thanks for your reply. however i need to use write - on function which doesn't work with rectangle with no line. the problem with using shape styles is that each line will be different length and different orientation.

will try replicator

ps - love your AE tutorials

david


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