How to move an entire animation at once

There may be times when you decide that the location on the page where you started to create your animation is not the location where you want it to be any more. In such a case, you will want to move the graphics in all frames and layers at once.

To move the entire animation to another location of the document window:

  1. Unlock all layers.
  2. Turn on Edit Multiple Frames and set the onion skin markers to display all frames.
  3. Choose the black arrow tool.
  4. Drag to highlight and select all objects on the stage.
  5. Drag the entire animation to the new location on the page.

If you would like to move everything on one of the layers but nothing on any of the other layers, you can lock or hide all the layers you don't want to move before following these steps. Only unlock the layers containing the graphics that you want to move.

Also use this same technique for moving motion guides to new movies, or for applying other transformations to an entire animation (such as scale).

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