Tip #1611: Remove Keyframes in Motion

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Tip #1611: Remove Keyframes in Motion

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Here’s how to get rid of keyframes you no longer want.

The small white arrow allows removing keyframes by resetting a parameter.

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Sometimes, Motion creates keyframes when you don’t expect them. Here’s why and how to get rid of them.

There’s a keyboard shortcut in Motion that’s the culprit: A. Yup, one letter. And it is also the shortcut for the Arrow tool in Final Cut – one we use ALL the time! When you think you’re selecting the Arrow tool in Motion, you’re actually creating keyframes.

Sigh… Really. Dumb.

To turn off this setting, type A again.

If you see parameter values in red, that means that they are set using keyframes. (That’s the give-away.)

To remove keyframes that you don’t want, click the small arrow on the right of a parameter name (red arrow in screen shot) or setting and choose Reset Parameter.


You can change this keyboard shortcut using Motion > Commands > Customize. Or use the Final Cut Pro command set.

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