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Can't open motion 5.02 doc in 5.03

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The automatic update for motion 5.02 to 5.03 has stopped previous created files from being opened.

 

This is critical for any update - be able to open my projects in the new version of the software.

What is the solution??

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Motion 5
  • Adam Scoffield Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    Apr 25, 2012 11:55 PM (in response to counterspace)

    hi

     

    when you say they dont open, what does happen? Does it allow you select them in the Open File Browser Dilaog?

     

    Have you checked the Log files to see if any info is available there as to why they don't open?

     

    adam

  • Adam Scoffield Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 8:15 AM (in response to counterspace)

    hi,

     

    send me one of them and i can have a look. adam at moojoose dot co dot uk

     

    dont worry about sending media, just the motion project file.

     

    adam

  • Adam Scoffield Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to counterspace)

    so I can confirm that the file wont open in Motion 5.0.3. I looked at the logs via Console app, and it showed that motion was having a problem parsing a specific bit of the file. <scenenode id=20>. So I opened the file up in TextEdit and couldnt see anything obviously wrong with it ie no ending tag </scenenode> or something, so I just deleted it! saved it and then it opened in Motion. There's bound to be something missing but, hey it opened.

     

    hope this helps

     

    adam

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    May 2, 2012 8:39 AM (in response to Adam Scoffield)

    I'm running into the similar problelm.

     

    I had a 4.0 legacy project that I tried to open in 5.0.3 and it kept crashing the application.  So I opened the project on my laptop, but was unaware that it was 5.0.2.  Project opened without any problems and I resaved as a 5.0 file.  Went back to my desktop and my 5.0.3 app wouldn't open the file, given me the totally useless message that "This file cannot be opened".

     

    During the interum, I udpated by Motion app on my laptop to 5.0.3 and now my laptop can no longer open either the legacy file (crash) or the recently saved 5.0.2 document ("Can't open" error).

     

    How can I fix this?

  • Adam Scoffield Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    May 2, 2012 9:56 AM (in response to BayArea MacFan)

    does the answer above not help at all?

     

    adam

  • BayArea MacFan Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    May 2, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to counterspace)

    Thanks for the help. 

     

    I ran console and found two errors.  One was related to text "<text>Blah Blah Blah</text>" and a parsing error.  I delted all references of the text (though I couldn't find anything wrong with the tags) and tried to open.  Still get the same error but I also get the "parsing error" pop up in Console.

     

    Any other thoughts?

  • Adam Scoffield Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    May 2, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to BayArea MacFan)

    what was the other error?

     

    a

  • Adam Scoffield Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    May 2, 2012 11:02 AM (in response to counterspace)

    and delete the <scenenode> </scenenode> as well. Its just like html really, if yo've ever done any web coding.

     

    a

  • BayArea MacFan Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    May 2, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to Adam Scoffield)

    So, because of the post above where it was noted that making these changes "deletes the layer," I just opend the doc in 4.0, deleted all the layers related to that text error, and now it is opening in Motion 5.0.3.  I'm not really sure WHY it had a problem with the text since I had a master text layer that I just duplicated about 20 times, but who knows!

     

    Anyway, it is now opening minus that one layer.  Annoying but not a project killer.

     

    Thanks for the help!

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