## Workflow for creating macros on the fly

bryanfordney
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### Workflow for creating macros on the fly

I'm a Fusion beginner but I've done some pretty heavy scripting in other programs to make workflows more efficient.

I'm wondering if there's a way in Fusion to achieve a workflow kinda like creating re-usable macros, but where those macros are still editable. For example, I have a special "Glow" effect I like that uses a bunch of tools. I can make a Macro out of this and re-use it, that's fine. But going back and editing it is a bit of a chore (unless you can inform me otherwise), and plus, I would love to be able to edit that macro and see instantly the changes from my edits in all the instances where that macro is used in the current comp.

Is there a recommended way of creating a fluid way of quickly creating macros, and tweaking them as needed as you work?

Thanks!

SecondMan
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Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:31 pm
When you open a Macro in a text editor, find (at the top) MacroOperator and replace this with GroupOperator. Then copy everything back into your Flow View and your Macro's internals will be a mere click or shortcut (CTRL+E) away.