Option to preserve beginning/end of animation when deleted

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I may change my mind and take off an animation. Often, changes the animation has made will take over the entire length of the object in the track when the track is deleted. It would be nice if, when deleting, if an option came up asking if the user wanted to keep the state of the object BEFORE the animation, or AFTER the animation.
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John Amagliani

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davemillman

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Wow, this is my single biggest complaint about Camtasia. The other way to fix it would be to create a preference, like the current preference for "After Split, Select Left/Select Right"
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Interesting, thank you guys for the feedback. Right now we attempt to make an intelligent guess as to which side of the animation you'd want to keep. Generally the stuff to the right changes to match what's on the left. Would love to know a scenario or two where it did what you wouldn't want.
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davemillman

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Paul,

Left versus right gives you very little information. Think about it this way:


If we are doing a fade out or fade in, we want the 100% oapacity to remain. Very seldom do you want the 0% opacity to remain, but that seems the most common outcome!


Similarly, if moving an item from offscreen, I want the on screen position to remain when deleting the animation. More than once I have lost a clip two thousand pixels off screen!


What I've described above might be very hard for your programmers to code. If we just had a preference to set a default as keep right parameters or keep left parameters when deleting animations, that might work. Like the current preference that allows us to select right or select left after splitting a clip.
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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Those are great examples, and thank you for the suggestion. Since animations apply to multiple parameters at once, it does get a little hairy, but I can see how we could use some improvement in this area.
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