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Apple Motion 5 Cookbook by Nick Harauz

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Creating a replicator and changing parameters in the HUD

Let's take a look at how we can create a replicator using a shape from Motion's Library and tweak a few of its parameters using the HUD!

Getting ready

Under the exercise files of this chapter, double-click on the 08_01 project. There is a Shape layer in the Layers tab whose rotation has been animated to repeat for the duration of the project. Our goal is to place the star in a replicator so that we can have a pattern in our Canvas.

How to do it...

  1. Make sure your playhead is at the beginning of your project. Select the Star layer and press L; alternatively, from the toolbar choose Create a replicator (the icon with a grid of squares, as shown in the following screenshot).
  2. Play back the project. ...

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