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Templates

If you want to reuse artwork, layer, or camera motions from your project in the same or other projects, you need to create a template out of it. A template can be seen as a portable scene or package that you can drag inside your project.

This section includes the following topics:

Creating a Template
Deleting a Template

Creating a Template

You can create a template out of many assets in your project. You can create templates from the Camera, Thumbnails or the Timeline view.

Creating a Template from the Stage View
Creating a Template from the Thumbnails View
Creating a Template from the Timeline View

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.

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.

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.

To delete templates from your library, use the Library view. You can always undo the delete action if necessary.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT DELETE TEMPLATES USING THE OPERATING SYSTEM BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UNDO YOUR ACTION.

To delete a template:

  1. In the Library view, select the templates to delete.
  1. Right-click on the selection and select Delete or press Delete.