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Getting to Know the LiveMotion Work Area

Chapter Description

Before you start creating compositions with Adobe LiveMotion, you need to become familiar with the work area. The work area includes everything you need to use LiveMotion, including the Composition window, palettes, and menus. In this lesson, you'll practice the basics of using the work area. When you're done, you'll be ready to begin drawing, editing, and animating your own LiveMotion compositions.

Using online Help

An extensive online Help system is included with LiveMotion. You can use online Help to look up a topic while working in a file. You can find a topic in Help by looking through the Contents, using the Index, or conducting a search. Here, you'll use the Help system to look up the same topic three different ways.

  1. Choose Help > LiveMotion Help to open the Help system. First, you'll find the topic using the Contents.

  2. In the left hand navigation bar, select Working with Objects.

  3. From the list of contents to the right, select Cutting, copying, and pasting objects.

  4. Next, you'll find the topic using the Index.

  5. Choose Index from the navigation bar at the top of the page.

  6. Select P from the list of letters.

  7. Click the 1 next to Paste command in the list of topics.

  8. Finally, you'll find the topic using the Search function.

  9. Choose Search from the navigation bar at the top of the page.

  10. Enter Paste Command in the text box and click Search. A list of related topics is displayed under the text box.

  11. Quit the browser.

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