I want to move an object for about 5 of my states but leave it where it is for about 5 other states.
What is the best way to do this?
I don't really want to try and move it the same distance every time. Is there a way to move something that it does the same thing for certain other states?
same with adjusting the anination on the fade in and move animation attribute (length of time) can I do this for MULTIPLE states or can I only do this by hand every time?
The exact manipulations you are looking for are not available in Catalyst. Here are some (partial) workarounds.
To make an object the same in StateY as in StateX, you can remove it from StateY and then share it from StateX. This can mess with animations attached to the object, so be mindful of that.
You can create multiple default transitions of a given length by selecting the transitions in the timeline, and clicking the disclosure arrow by "Smooth Transition".
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