Deleting Objects from a Project

There are two ways you can delete an object in Motion. You can delete a single instance of an object from the composition by deleting it in the Layers tab, Timeline, or Canvas. By default, this removes the object from use and removes its source media in the Media tab, if it is no longer used by the project. If other instances of that object appear in your project, those are left alone.

You can also delete the object that appears in the Media tab. Doing this also removes all corresponding instances of that object in your project.

To delete one or more objects from a project
  1. Select one or more objects by doing one of the following:

    • To delete a single object, select it in the Layers tab, the Timeline, or the Canvas.

    • To delete multiple objects, Shift-click to select the objects.

      Note: In the Layers tab or Timeline, you can Command-click to select noncontiguous objects.

  2. To delete the selected objects, do one of the following:

    • Choose Edit > Delete.

    • Press Delete.

      The objects are deleted from your project, but their corresponding source media files on disk remain untouched.

To delete all objects that correspond to a single object in the Media tab
  1. Open the Media tab, then select the source media you want to delete.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Choose Edit > Delete.

    • Press the Delete key.

      A dialog appears and prompts you to confirm the deletion.

  3. Click Delete.