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Keith Hill
Motion 3 Commands Missing
on Aug 31, 2009 at 10:00:16 pm

Hello,

I'm in Motion 3 and I've noticed that my File, Library and Inspector windows are missing. And, when I select Command +1, 2 or 3 nothing happens. All other commands are working. Also, when I have a, say, a photoshop image in the canvas and I select it with my HUD showing and I click on the Inspector icon in the HUD nothing appears.

Does this sound familiar to anyone. I need to get this resolved but I'm stumped.

Thanks Keith

Keith Hill
Lighted Path Films | Productions
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creator of TheJudahSet.com
Dallas, TX
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Stephen Smith
Re: Motion 3 Commands Missing
on Sep 1, 2009 at 2:33:58 pm

If you are in the File Browser and hit the Command and 1 keys it will disappear. If you hit the Command and 1 keys again it will re-appear. But you already know that. So I think the unfortunate answer is: Trash your Preferences. Here is an article on how to do that: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1885
Hope this helps.




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Keith Hill
Re: Motion 3 Commands Missing
on Sep 1, 2009 at 3:48:07 pm

Thanks. I found that link in a thread yesterday and performed the un-install.

There appears to be a problem with Motion 3.0.2 operating on my PPC OS X 10.4.11 because when I did the install of Motion 2 everything was fine. When I did the upgrades to make it current the File Browser, Library and Inspector window have disappeared again. This is a bug of some sort. It appears that I need to stay on Motion 2 or something to get my work done.


Keith Hill
Lighted Path Films | Productions
http://www.LightedPath.biz
creator of TheJudahSet.com
Dallas, TX
G5 2Ghz, OS X (v10.4.11), Final Cut Studio 2 | Combustion 2008 | Cinema4D | Mocha | DVX100A 24p


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Stephen Smith
Re: Motion 3 Commands Missing
on Sep 1, 2009 at 3:53:45 pm

Sorry Keith, I've never heard of that before. This must be very frustrating. I wonder if Motion 4 would work better. Only $299 for an upgrade.




Stephen Smith
Lone Peak Productions

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Keith Hill
Re: Motion 3 Commands Missing
on Sep 1, 2009 at 4:12:44 pm

Yes, very frustrating.

Well, I went over to the Apple Support Forum and found someone having the same problem when their Inspector was missing. They did the following:

After quitting Motion...

1. Hit Shift-Command-H
2. Click on Library folder
3. Click on Preferences folder
4. Find 'com.apple.motion.plist' (list should be alphabetical so it shouldn't be hard to find) and drag to trash
5. Restart Motion - everything should be fine now


THIS HAS WORKED!

Thing is though. I did this before performing the un-install and it didn't help. I, then did the un-install, then upgrades to 3.0.2 and got the problem back and now followed the above instructions and the commands, browsers are back. Very strange. I hope this problem doesn't come back.

Hopefully this can help someone else.

Thanks for looking at this with me, Stephen.



Keith Hill
Lighted Path Films | Productions
http://www.LightedPath.biz
creator of TheJudahSet.com
Dallas, TX
G5 2Ghz, OS X (v10.4.11), Final Cut Studio 2 | Combustion 2008 | Cinema4D | Mocha | DVX100A 24p


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Stephen Smith
Re: Motion 3 Commands Missing
on Sep 1, 2009 at 4:45:01 pm

Good find. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. Best of luck on your project.




Stephen Smith
Lone Peak Productions

Check out the TV Show Open I did.


Check out my DVD Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2


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Edward Bellamy
Re: Motion 3 Commands Missing
on Dec 16, 2010 at 1:26:43 am

Guys, excellent advice, after having encountered the same problem the un-install/ re-install route led to a temporary fix, but deleting the plist. has appeared to provide an ultimate fix. What a strange problem, expecially considering my previous version of 3.0.2 had been running perfectly!
Anyway thanks again.


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