Please add the ability to select multiple elements, and move them all in along the timeline.
Yes I totally agree. Plus it would be nice if there was a way to group the object too.
It would be even nicer if the pasted items retained their original animation settings. Right now all items revert to "Draw" animation, even if set to "Move".
As of 2.3.7, multiple items still can not be dragged to a new position in the timeline (though they can on the canvas, as noted above).
As of 3.1.x, multiple items still cannot be selected and moved in the timeline. How is this editing feature still missing after 4 years?
We have been discussing this feature with the VideoScribe project owner and they have raised a few questions about the requirements.
Mainly surrounding multiple selection of non consecutive elements (i.e selecting elements that are not next to each other in the timeline).
They would like some feedback about how people think this should work.
Would only selected elements that are next to each other in the timeline be available to be moved or would it be possible to move elements together from anywhere in the timeline?
If multiple non-consecutive elements are able to be selected; how would they behave when 'picked up'? Would they all be placed together when dropped or would their spacing be retained?
Good questions.I don't think multiple selection of non-consecutive elements is critical. For scribes with complex timing, it MIGHT be useful... but for the bulk of cases, consecutive elements are probably the biggest need. That is, items that are animating sequentially or on the same "page" or "screen," will likely be consecutive anyway.If non-consecutive items are picked up and placed somewhere else, it would seem impossible to maintain the spacing? All the stuff between them would be left behind?Thanks for looking into this!
Thanks Rod. Yes, that all makes sense. I have passed this onto the VideoScribe project manager. There have been some discussions around this and they have decided that they will first make it so that pasted elements do not revert their animate method back to draw. This would then allow for elements to be moved in bulk in the timeline using cut and paste.