Tip #1802: Change the Height of Layer Elements

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Tip #1802: Change the Height of Layer Elements

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

This hidden control changes the height of elements in the Layers panel.

Enable Layer sizing by clicking the rectangle icon (bottom) when the Timeline is open.

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There’s a very useful setting in Motion that only appears when the Timeline is open – even though it has nothing to do with the Timeline!

When the Timeline is displayed (F6 toggles it open or closed), a magnifying glass and rectangle icon appear immediately above it.

Click the rectangle icon (bottom red arrow in screen shot) to reveal a new control (top red arrow).

As you drag this control left or right, the size of the layers in the Layers panel will increase or decrease.

What’s interesting, to me, is that the Timeline needs to be open for this Layers panel control to become visible.

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