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How to Create Templates

A template is an individual copy of the artwork stored in the library. This artwork can be reused in different scenes. Once a template is stored in the library, you can access it from any project, as many times as needed.Dragging a template into your project copies the content in it. It does not link it to the original, which means you can modify this individual copy.

Creating a Template from the Stage View

From the Stage view, you can create a template from a panel’s layer or a selection of layers. Note that if a motion was created on the selected layer, it will be included in the template.

To create a template from the Stage view:

  1. In the Library view, select a folder to store your template.
  1. In the Stage view, select one or more layer tabs and drag them to the right side of the Library view.

  1. In the Rename dialog box, rename the new template. If you want to rename a template after it is created, right-click it and select Rename.

You can insert layers and panel templates into the Stage view.

To insert a template in the Stage view:

  1. In the Thumbnails view, select the panel in which you want to insert the template.
  1. In the Library view, select the template you want to insert.
  1. Drag the selected template to the Stage view.

If you drag a template of an entire panel into a selected panel, it will add all the content of the template into the existing selected panel.

Creating a Template from the Thumbnails View

From the Thumbnails view, you can create a template from an entire panel. Note that if there is a layer or camera motion in the selected panel, it will be included in the template.

To create a template from the Thumbnails view:

  1. In the Library view, select a folder to store your template.
  1. In the Thumbnails view, select a panel and drag it to the right side of the Library view.

  1. In the Rename dialog box, rename the new template. If you want to rename a template after it is created, right-click it and select Rename.
  1. Click OK.

You can insert layers and panel templates into the Thumbnails view.

To insert a template in the Thumbnails view:

  1. In the Thumbnails view, select the panel in which you want to insert the template.
  1. In the Library view, select the template you want to insert.
  1. Drag the selected template to the selected panel in the Thumbnails view.

Creating a Template from the Timeline View

From the Timeline view, you can create a template out of an entire panel or a sound clip. Note that if there is a layer or camera motion in the selected panel, it will be included in the template.

To create a template from the Timeline view:

  1. In the Library view, select a folder to store your template.
1. In the Timeline view, select a panel or sound clip and drag it to the right side of the Library view.

  1. In the Rename dialog box, rename the new template.

If you want to rename a template after it is created, right-click it and select Rename.

  1. Click OK.

You can insert layers, panel, and sound clip templates into the Timeline view.

To insert a template in the Timeline view:

  1. In the Timeline view, select the panel in which you want to insert the template.
  1. In the Library view, select the template you want to insert.
  1. Drag the selected template to the selected panel in the Timeline view.

If you are inserting a sound clip template, drag the template into a sound layer in the Timeline view.