I just made a bunch of pngs from photoshop using the save for the web function to keep the alpha channel. For some crazy reason, Motion can only see the first and last ones I made. All the others are not even showing up in the file browser. Final cut sees them just fine. Photoshop sees them...finder sees them....motion doesn't.
Anyway. There must be something to sitting down and writing out your thoughts after spending waaayy too much time trying to figure out a solution to a simple problem. At least that must be the way it is for me...because about 2 minutes after I got fed up and posted a plea for help...I tried something different than the other things I had been trying before.
I used the import function instead of grabbing straight from the file browser. I don't generally use the import because once a long time ago Motion didn't like the way I was trying to import a file and I decided that that wasn't the way I should go and I put import out of my mind..until about 2 minutes ago...and this time it works.
Even though I didn't give anyone here a enough time to respond. Thanks for being there to let me put my thoughts out and figure it out anyway.....back to work now.