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Motion5: Two Drop Zones but Only One Showing

243 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 8:26 PM by Jim Wanamaker RSS
serenity99 Calculating status...
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Nov 11, 2012 10:09 AM

I am trying to learn Motion for the first time this weekend. I have successfully made some generators each with one drop zone. Now I am trying to make one that has two. Both work beautifully in Motion - and when I skim it in FCPX in the Generator section. However, in the timeline, and in the inspector, only one of them is showing. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong? I made the second drop zone by copying the first one and moving it alongside it.

Motion 4, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Motion 5
  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 8:46 AM (in response to serenity99)

    You probably published the original Drop Zone before duplicating it.  When you duplicate a Drop Zone, even if it is published, the resulting copy is not.  Set the Drop Zone copy to be Published.

  • Jim Wanamaker Level 4 Level 4 (2,175 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 8:26 PM (in response to serenity99)

    Drop Zones after the recent upgrades to Motion and FCP seem to exhibit different and sometimes weird behavior. Clones and copies do not work for me at all in FCP. If you add your second drop zone from the object menu it should be fine.  The copies and clones work okay in Motion but not in FCP. If you add the drop zone from the menu you do not have to publish it as that happens automaticaly, just publish the specific paramaters you want. Remember that when you change anything in motion and save it the changes appear only in FCP browser. The generator in the timeline does not update, but must br reapplied. I have noticed that the drop zones do not appear when you skim the generator in the browser but do appear in the viewer.


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