Changing image and layer properties with timelines
In addition to moving layers with timelines, you can change the visibility, size, and stacking order of a layer; you can also change the source file of an image.
To change image and layer properties with a timeline:
- In the Timelines panel, do one of the following:
- Select an existing keyframe in the bar controlling the object you want to change. (The start and end frames are always keyframes.)
- Create a new keyframe by clicking a frame in the middle of the animation bar and choosing Modify > Timeline > Add Keyframe. You can instead create a new keyframe by Control-clicking (Windows) or Command-clicking (Macintosh) a frame in the animation bar.
- Define new properties for the object by doing one of the following:
- To change the source file of an image, click the folder icon next to the Src text box in the Property inspector, then browse to and select a new image.
- To change the visibility of a layer, select inherit, visible, or hidden from the pop-up menu in the Vis text box of the Property inspector. Alternatively, use the eye icons in the Layers panel. See Changing layer visibility.
- To change the size of a layer, drag the layers resize handles or enter new values in the Width and Height text boxes in the Property inspector. Not all browsers can dynamically change the size of a layer.
- To change the stacking order of a layer, enter a new value in the Z-Index text box or use the Layers panel to change the stacking order of the current layer (see Changing the stacking order of layers).
- Hold down the Play button to see the animation.