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Bill Davis
Re: Transition Preferences missing?
on Apr 5, 2013 at 8:05:49 pm

Ester,

Essentially, the stock transitions and effects in X are just Motion code. So when you apply them to the intersection of two clips, they describe the transition, but they don't really become part of either clip.

So when you grab a clip and move it, the transition stays where is is unless you ALSO grab the transition.

The fastest way to so this is the traditional "drag a selection box around both" process that's been an Apple standard forever. When both the clip and the transition highlight, then they get moved together. IF you select either the transition OR the clip, that's all that is moved, copies, etc.

Not sure what you specifically mean by transition preferences. The code for any transition can have either fixed or user changeable capabilities depending on how the designer in Motion set up the effect. This is why some Transitions let you set rate, or color, or some other aspect of the effect - while others are just "use it or not."

You'll have to describe what you're trying to do a bit more if you want specific help.

Hope this helps.

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