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walnut crunch
Why is it so hard to advance one frame at a time
on Aug 27, 2007 at 6:40:25 pm

I know there must be a way, but as I migrating AE user I just can't find it.

Here's a scenario - I'm mucking around in the timeline, changing things, and I want to advance five frames. I like using the keyboard, so I hit the directional keys to advance a frame. It doesn't do anything. Instead I need to go into my canvas window, click on it, then use the directional keys, then go back to mucking in the timeline. Why can't I use the forward and back arrows to move in the timeline window? Do I need to change my workflow? Is there a setting I can change? Am I too old school?
It just seems to slow to click around all these windows.


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Martin Baker
Re: Why is it so hard to advance one frame at a time
on Aug 28, 2007 at 9:27:06 am

What version of Motion are you using?

Martin
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walnut crunch
Re: Why is it so hard to advance one frame at a time
on Aug 28, 2007 at 2:24:03 pm

I'm using the brand spanking new motion 3


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Jeremy Newmark
Re: Why is it so hard to advance one frame at a time
on Aug 28, 2007 at 4:54:02 pm

I've been having the same issue with Motion 3 as well.

best regards,

jeremy


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Colin McQ
Re: Why is it so hard to advance one frame at a time
on Aug 31, 2007 at 1:51:42 pm

And I, very frustrating. Can't imagine why they axe that functionality in the timeline, when the arrows aren't doing anything else?!?

Perhaps one of a few subtle ways of trying to get people away from timeline editing, as I find I open it less and less as I become more comfortable with a visual workflow!? But that still doesn't make it any less frustrating



cheers,
colin



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walnut crunch
Re: Why is it so hard to advance one frame at a time
on Aug 31, 2007 at 2:13:54 pm

What you're saying is what I'm thinking. I'm an old hand at AE and new to motion, so I was thinking that maybe I'm trying to graft the AE workflow onto motion, when instead I should be trying to think more like motion thinks.

Where am I supposed to do all my work? I'm used to finding clips in the timeline, and setting keyframes in the timeline. What does motion want me to do? I have to say I haven't quite figured out why there is a layers window and a timeline window when they both represent layers roughly the same way.

The presence of the layers window makes me think there is part of the workflow I don't get.


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JR-Links
Re: Why is it so hard to advance one frame at a time
on Sep 7, 2007 at 12:28:37 am

Apperently, the latest Pro Application Support 4.0.2 released today fixes that issue and others.
See my post on the Apple FCP forum.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1118725&tstart=0


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