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rob tobin
More motion bugs
on Sep 11, 2007 at 2:44:44 pm

I'm finding more "undocumented features" in Motion 3. As per the post below I've given up on any kind of batch export as it is unreliable. I'm thinking it more compressor then motion but it still dosen't work. Now in just exporting without compressor it is not exporting an embedded alpha channel even with Color+Alpha selected. The only one that seems to work is the Lossless+Alpha present. I love the 3d camera and animated stoke but I'm reloading motion2 for now. I've upgraded my machines and software with each new release and I haven't have a stable platform since FCP ver 5.0 and Motion 2 running on a dual G5 power mac. I really wish Apple would do more testing and less releasing of new features... Sorry for the rant but I'm racking up downtime with a brand new machine and software.
Rob



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bogiesan
Re: More motion bugs
on Sep 13, 2007 at 8:01:36 pm

> Now in just exporting without compressor it is not exporting an embedded alpha channel even with Color+Alpha selected. The only one that seems to work is the Lossless+Alpha present. <

There are only one or two codecs that will support a separate alpha regardless of your render settings. Premultiplied alpha might be different but I've only ever used Animation for straight alpha. What codec were you trying to use?

> I've upgraded my machines and software with each new release and I haven't have a stable platform since FCP ver 5.0 and Motion 2 running on a dual G5 power mac. <

I'd start looking at other cuases then. You are an exception. There just aren't that many people complaining about Motion 3 and FCS2 not working well.

> I really wish Apple would do more testing and less releasing of new features... <

FCS2 works very well on most current machines. That's Apple marketing push, to force users to upgrade their hardware. FCS2 works delightfully well on both of my systems.

> Sorry for the rant <

Ranting is okay, it's all that mindlessly irresponsible kvetching we see so often that gets ever so tedious.

bogiesan


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weccleston
Re: More motion bugs
on Sep 14, 2007 at 3:09:12 am

I can support the above rant. Motion 2 had its share of bugs. Motion 3 seems to have fixed most of them, but is riddled with little bugs of its own. I suspect it would be impossible to bug proof complex software before its release though.

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walter biscardi
Re: More motion bugs
on Sep 14, 2007 at 10:33:02 am

[weccleston] "I suspect it would be impossible to bug proof complex software before its release though."

Creating a larger beta program would certainly help.

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bogiesan
Re: Heck will freeze first
on Sep 14, 2007 at 2:41:21 pm

[walter biscardi] "Creating a larger beta program would certainly help."

Cupertino has frozen over several times with the introduction of multibutton mouses, Intel Macs and Windows versions of Apple app.
Can you imagine? A pre-publication beta release of a professional Apple application with a public, uncensored, moderated blog-style forum read and contributed to by a grateful development team? Steve Jobs and his code monkeys must surely be contemplating such a thing after Adobe's success with public beta programs.

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walter biscardi
Re: Heck will freeze first
on Sep 14, 2007 at 2:45:02 pm

[bogiesan] "Can you imagine? A pre-publication beta release of a professional Apple application with a public, uncensored, moderated blog-style forum read and contributed to by a grateful development team?"

that would never happen, but it's very obvious the beta team is incredibly small with all the basic things that either get broken or new features that don't operate correctly. Apple will never do a public beta program, but could certainly expand their private beta program to get more users involved who run a myriad of setups. Seems like the folks doing the testing have optimum setups for whatever the latest and greatest features are.

That's just my observation looking at little things like 720p Drop Frame still not supported in Final Cut Pro. Motion would probably be well served by including a lot of After Effects artists in the beta program.

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Winston A. Cely
Re: Heck will freeze first
on Sep 14, 2007 at 3:49:40 pm

Agreed.

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