4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2013 2:24 AM by fox_m
Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (18,310 points)

I have just done a clean install of Mountain Lion which necessitated reinstalling Motion 5.


In the supplemental download (was it Update 1.1?)  I am sure it mentioned professionally produced templates but I can't seem to find them.


Was I mistaken?


Can anyone shed any light on this?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Little knowledge... many opinions.
  • Jim Wanamaker Level 4 Level 4 (2,280 points)

    Both v1.0 and v.1.1 added professional templates. See http://support.apple.com/downloads/#Motion%205.

  • fox_m Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    I believe the templates were upgrades from Motion 4 Templates for Final Cut Pro 7 (they were: Atmospheric, Pulse, Snap, Splash, and Swarm.) The 1.1 update brought everything up to date for retina displays.


    They are located in: Motion.app/<show package contents>/Contents/Templates/Compositions/


    There is also other Library Content included with the update located in:

                    Motion.app/<show package contents>/Contents/LibraryContent/

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (18,310 points)

    Thanks both of you.


    My next question was to havebeen whereI could find them in the Motion interface as there had been no mention of "Templates" but I noticed the names you quoted under "Compositions".



  • fox_m Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    In my "install", Decode, Skyline,  and Vine are located in:


    /Library/Application Support/Final Cut Pro/Templates/Compositions/


    However, those are three Motion 4 templates I customized for FCPX myself, so the installer might have done something a little different. There is also some other Library content in /Library/Application Support/Final Cut Pro/ .  (Some people actually install custom templates in this path as well [you might also see folders for Effects, Generators, Titles and Transitions] but I think this location is supposed to be "reserved" for the time being).