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An ellipse is used to focus the viewer's attention or highlight important information in a scene, you can edit its properties in the Design View by clicking on it in the timeline or on the canvas. The Title tab allows you to rename the ellipse and in the drop down menu you can edit its size, rotation and location. The Style tab allows you to edit the style, shape and color of the ellipse; here you can also choose to dim the outside or inside areas of the ellipse.

Set the following properties and options for Ellipses :

  1. Name
    The default name for a shape object is 'Shape X' ('Shape 1', 'Shape 2', 'Shape 3', and so onward), and this is visible in the name property of the object. You can change a shape's name by deleting the default name and typing in another one. Ensure the shape is selected before attempting to change its name property.
  2. Rotate, Scale and Location
    Adjust the rotational angles, scale or manually change the location of the ellipse on the Canvas. Rotations on the X and Y-axis are ignored when the ellipse is attached to the image.
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  3. Style
    The style property allows you to change the appearance of the Shape. For Ellipse shapes: Check the box 'Apply to all ellipses' at the bottom of the style properties menu to apply chosen style to all Ellipses in all scenes in the movie.
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