Hi guys, just been talking to Stephen Smith about some issues I had exporting from Motion and none of us could figure it out whats going on.
I can't export from Motion using 'Best' as render quality or either using Motion Blur. I am using only TIFF files and elements created in Motion (I am not using video on the comp) and I am exporting 1920x1080 Animation or ProRes422 in 8bit. When exporting using the 'normal' render setting and without Motion Blur it goes fine which is weird.
I am running the software in a MacBook Pro 2.16GHz , 2GB Ram and 128VRAM.
Havent tried export trough compressor, will do that asap, although I tried many different export settings, codecs, Motion blur on/off and so on.
In regards of migrating the project to another computer, I actually posted the project in this forum a couple days earlier and Stephen Smith managed to export without issues, he was just lacking the TIFF (still pics) and the texture I was using (a jpg file). Cant really think that the TIFF or JPG were the bad apples in my comp.
Once I hit export with the render set to 'best' my computer freezes, including the Finder, or sometimes it would render but ignoring layers, creating some blank frames and so on.
I cant really think what is wrong, my computer is handling Final Cut perfectly and I have redone the same comp on After Effects and it works smooth, with Lossless and motion blur renders.
I am using After Effects now but really grown to like Motion for quite a few things and this problem just put me off it really.
It will be much appreciated if you can think whats causing this.
It sounds like a pain. I'm sure you are using the latest version of Motion and have run most current Pro App updates, yes?
A couple of things I might try...
Export a 10 sec play range of your project - just see if it has the same issues, sometimes there's a snag point.
Export using Compressor - see if you have more luck.
I would even try this - open up FCP - set in/outs equaling the duration of your motion proj - drop in a slug - roundtrip to motion - copy your finished project into this rountripped project - save - render and export from FCP.
I realize none of these avenues solve your initial problem, but hopefully one might provide some sort of workaround in the meantime.