You can move objects by dragging them with specific tool, by using the arrow keys on the keyboard, or by entering precise values in a panel. You can also copy objects using clipboard, clone the objects or duplicate transformed objects.
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To move the selection 1 pixel at a time, press the arrow key for the direction in which you want the object to move.
You can use the above step when you want to make tiny movements of objects.
To move the selection 10 pixels at a time, press Shift+arrow key.
You can use the above step to make significant movement of objects.
When Snap To Pixels is selected, the arrow keys move objects by pixel increments on the document’s pixel grid, not by pixels on the screen.
To copy or move objects between layers, scenes, or other Animate files, use the cut or copy, followed by paste technique. You can paste an object in a position relative to its original position.
- To paste the selection in the same position relative to the Stage, select another layer, scene, or file, and then select Edit > Paste In Place.
- To paste the selection in the center of the work area, Select Edit > Paste In Center. You can also select the layer or frame, right-click, and choose Paste in Center.
Elements copied to the clipboard are anti-aliased, so they look as good in other applications as they do in Animate. This feature is useful for frames that include a bitmap image, gradients, transparency, or a mask layer.
Graphics pasted from other Animate documents or programs are placed in the current frame of the current layer. How a graphic element is pasted into an Animate scene depends on the type of element it is, its source, and the preferences you have set:
Text from a text editor becomes a single text object.
Vector-based graphics from any drawing program become a group that can be ungrouped and edited.
Bitmaps become a single grouped object just like imported bitmaps. You can break apart pasted bitmaps or convert pasted bitmaps to vector graphics.
Before pasting graphics from Illustrator into Animate, convert colors to RGB in Illustrator.