I'm working on a 4 minute animation in Motion and the export is taking about 3 hours to render.
I don't think there's anything extraordinary about the project (expect maybe the length)
It plays back in near real-time when in the project file is inserted into a FCP timeline.
It's basically a camera in 3d space that starts on a still image (with a reflection on the floor) and pulls back to another similar scene. Then repeats that for 4 scenes. No lighting... no alpha channel... no particle emitters or filters. Since it plays back pretty well in FCP and Motion (without RAM preview, I'm surprised it's taking so long to render out to a QT file.
Is it always this much slower to actually render and is there an advantage to Exporting in Motion over inserting a motion project into the timeline and rendering in FCP?
There is one thing that I couldn't get to work... when I insert a motion project file into the FCP timeline, no audio comes with it. But if I actually export QT out of Motion, the audio track is there. Is that normal or is there a switch I'm missing?
MacPro 3.0 8 core - 9 gigs of RAM