all timeline fx are single layer only - so “grouping” would have to be BFX (smokeLinux) or in action (smokeMac2012) - in 2013 you can use CFX
the diffrent axes in SoftAxis are like a hierarchy, so you can rotate off center etc (if you dont want to use center)
in theory you could use a container - doent work in practice though, as the container doesnt promote mattes to the “outside” timeline ...
- robert (unified)
thanks for your answer. It’s really helpful for understanding Soft Axis!!
Select all the elements in timeline. Hit “Post” BFX which will open them up in Batch FX with their axis effects. Select timeline view in batch, select all elements in timeline then zoom in so you can see the AX text on the bottom-most element and CTRL-drag this to the Batch Desktop. It should give you an action with all the axis effects you just set up in timeline.
Word of caution, the lowest layer in your timeline becomes the back layer in action so if it has an axis effect on it it remains in the timeline and isnt converted into an action layer like your other timeline elements. Just make a dummy layer of black as your lowest layer and you’ll be good.
I really appreciate for you help. I usually use both Smoke Mac and Smoke Linux . In this project I use Smoke mac so I’ll try it later. thanks again^^