How can I create my own Behaviors (Behaviours) in Camtasia V9?

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I seem to be constantly creating questions these days lol

OK, the in-built behaviours are great. Seriously, they are going to save me so so so much time. 
However, there are only 9 of them.

Does anybody know how I go about creating my own behaviours and add them to the Behaviours library?

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Rick Stone

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I'd love to know the answer to that as well. Personally, I don't believe it's possible unless TechSmith support pops in to advise it is.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I have just been playing with the behaviours - Kudos to Techsmith for the ability to edit the in, during, out behaviours of the behaviours - so much versatility there.

We can create many varieties from the 9 templates. They have even allowed us to change the tension in the movement! Halleluja!

Love it, absolutely love it.

Still want to create my own though. :)
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Hi Sharyn,

There is a way, here's what you can do.
Start by placing a callout or image on the timeline. Apply a behavior and  modify it to your liking.
Save it to your library and try to give it a unique name that tells you what behavior is contained within.

When you want to reuse the effect it requires a few steps.
Perhaps the ability to save custom behaviors independently will be added down the road.I will vote for it if it's posted as a feature request.

So anyway, add the callout to the timeline. Then you need to open the callout to expose the applied effects.



Right click on the behavior to highlight it and "Copy Selected Effects"



Paste the behavior to another form of media on the timeline.



The behavior will effect the entire image or video.So, the timing of some effects may be off a bit.

If you had a long duration "In" effect of the image swinging into the canvas area. Then you applied that behavior to an image that is much shorter in duration than the one used to create the behavior. The timing will be different.

But at least you can save predictable behaviors.

Regards,Joe
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Joe! You are a legend! Thank you so much!
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Nice trick, Joe!

TechSmith unintentionally taunted us when they first introduced the behaviors during the beta. I say that because when we initially saw the behaviors, there was one among the mix that was labeled: User Defined. That led me to conclude there was some sort of a plan to allow us to mix and match and define new combinations of them.

Behaviors are nice and they are handy. But even so, I'd still like to see improvements to them. For example, adjusting timing of the In, During, and Out directly on the timeline.

Cheers... Rick :)
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is there another way to adjust exact timing of the In, During, and Out portions of the behavior somewhere?

I would actually like to adjust the timing as well as eliminate either or both in/out legs altogether as well (you may just want the text to appear and have the during animation, without any appearing or disappearing acts.
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Hi there

Look at the properties panel. This is where you configure things such as the timing and whether the behavior does anything. I know the speed is generally a percentage. But a percentage of what, exactly, is only known to the TechSmith programmers. The only approach I'm aware of is to adjust and test. Adjust and test. Adjust and test. Rinse and repeat as necessary.



If you don't want any behavior on the In, the During or the Out, click the event (In/During/Out) then click the Style drop-down and choose None.



Cheers... Rick :)
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