Groups of Effects

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Make a Group

Ungroup

Expand Group

Compress Group

 

Make a Group

 

Do a right mouse click and drag to select a group of effects (you can add or remove effects by doing Ctrl+Right mouse click).

After doing a right mouse click and drag, a popup menu will appear.

In the popup menu, choose "Grouping", and then choose "Group Selected Effects into a Group".

The "Edit Name of Group" dialog box will appear, allowing you to name the group if you wish.

After clicking on "Ok" in the "Edit Name of Group" dialog box, the selected effects will be compressed into one "Group" effect.

 

Ungroup

 

Do a right mouse click on a group effect.

In the popup menu, shoose "Grouping", and then choose "Ungroup Selected Group into Separate Effects".

The "Group" effect will disappear, and the grouped effects will become separate effects.

 

Expand Group

 

Do a right mouse click on a "Group" effect.

In the popup menu, choose "Grouping" and then choose "Expand Selected Group".  Alternatively, you can select a "Group"effect and hit the "+" key.

All the other effects in the sequence will become hidden, and only the effects in the group will be displayed.  You can now modify the existing effects, add new effects, or delete effects.  Anything you do will become the new state of the group.

 

Compress Group

 

While a group is expanded, do a right mouse click anywhere in the time layers.

In the popup menu, choose "Compress Group".  Alternatively, you can press the "-" key.

All the effects currently displayed will be compressed back into the group.  You will now see the "Group" effect displayed along with all the other effects in the sequence