Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 10:22 AM (in response to zaphod42)
First question, does this happen with all projects or just one in particular?
Next, I noticed the crash says something about text. Have you checked for corrupted fonts? Try using font book to look for bad fonts. (File Menu->Validate Fonts). Try removing any corrupt or bad fonts.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 3:04 AM (in response to GFXZen)
thx GFXZen for getting back to me ...!
- the crashes with Motion are not related with any projects .... just trying to launch the application itself.
- I did a Font-Check (and a thing to do more regularly ... 4 serious errors found!)
removed all critical fonts but identical output in the crash-report.
no luck so far and I am wondering why downgrading to 5.0.4 makes it crash now?
that version worked like a charm and never caused a problem before.
for a second I thought that my symlinks to the Motion Content on a 2nd HD could cause a problem, bit it didn't in V.5.0.4!
upgrading FCP caused me crashes too and the reason were newly created folders in my user.
I use symlinks too with FCP and recreating them solved the crashes on startup ... at least for FCP.
well I guess I have a forced day off ... but not happy at all and seriously thinking to get AE!
servicing professionals at Apple is not on top lately!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 4:21 PM (in response to zaphod42)
I have the same problem here.
I came back to version 5.0.4 but it is now impossible to edit an effect from FCPX because all the effects has been updated to version 5.0.5.
I hope that Apple will do something because I,m thinking too to go to AE.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 4:50 AM (in response to zaphod42)
no more patience left!
and I am out-of-work!!!
as a professional Motion Graphics Designer and using Motion since version 1.
searching the internet for help, I found to many posts of users with the same problem!
I spent days trying to make the application work again without success (only tons of frustration!) even downgrading to 5.0.4 and 5.0.2 keeps crashing Motion!
basically I am not able to do my work and that is a catastrophy!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to zaphod42)
Generally, downgrading is probably not the way to go to solve the problem. From your initial post, I noticed you had tried a number of things, but you did not mention if you had tried re-installing the latest version. Maybe try deleting the preferences and layouts as you previously had, and then re-install Motion 5.0.5. Also, have you tried not doing any symlinking to the content?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to zaphod42)
Use this free app from Digital Rebellion to remove Motion 5 from your computer:
Make sure you only select Motion 5 to be removed. After that try reinstall Motion 5 from the Apple Store. Repair your disk permissions after the reinstall.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 1:14 PM (in response to zaphod42)
thanks guys for your inputs! all the above tips I tried today and spending my sunday in the office.
de and reinstalling didn't help and I would like to find out, if clearing the HD from this files and folders prepares the MacPro for a clean and fresh install:
checked to install Motion on an old iMac at the frontdesk and I guess it will be in my office until finally a solution gets Motion to startup again on the MacPro.
will also do some hardware testing because on the iMac, Motion 5.0.5 works.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2012 7:33 AM (in response to zaphod42)
after I discovered that Motion starts up normally by using a different user, I followed Jim Wanamaker's suggestions that I got in another thread to create a copy of my user folder and with this new user to start deleting files and/or folders in the ~/Library until Motion would probably start up.
I promise this is the very last time I would go through all of this and after endless hours&hours&hours&hours spent to find that culprit .... I got him!!!
it was a single smart font collection I created a while ago with Font-Book ... just this one particular deleted and Motion 5.0.6 started up again and seems so far useable again ... hallelujah!!!!
so if anybody has a similar problem, start looking for a culprit here:
start deleting one after the other either through Font-Book or in that folder to get that loved Motion back to do its job (and I hope it will stay that way!)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to zaphod42)
Hi every body I got the secret of the trash.
Go to the hidden Library/Application support/Final Cut Studio/Motion/Library put this last library in the trash and you Motion 5.0.6 will open. That worked for me
Merry Chrismass and beleive in Santaclaus
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2012 5:58 AM (in response to rigreg44)
I have make a mistake, excuse me. I make the correction:
Hi every body I got the secret of the Motion5 update crash.
Go to the hidden Library/Application support/Final Cut Studio/Motion/Library, put this last library in the trash and your Motion 5.0.6 will open normaly. That worked for me. Thanks every body. Espacialy Zaphod42 and Jim Wanamaker.
Merry Chrismass and beleive in Santaclaus