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David Intrator
Dynamic Guides and Snapping not working in Canvas
on Jul 17, 2011 at 1:28:17 pm

I have both dynamic guides and snapping enabled in Motion 5.

Yet, in the canvas, the dynamic guides do not appear and nothing snaps.

Any ideas? Anyone else experience this?

Thanks.


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Mark Spencer
Re: Dynamic Guides and Snapping not working in Canvas
on Jul 17, 2011 at 3:39:43 pm

Maybe you have your overlays turned off? Command-/ or under the View menu

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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David Intrator
Re: Dynamic Guides and Snapping not working in Canvas
on Jul 17, 2011 at 4:24:09 pm

Thanks, Mark. But overlays are turned on.

I experimented with a new project and there dynamic guides and
snapping seem to work.

I'm perplexed however. What could cause this problem with the original project?
I was just creating a simple project with text to try out Motion 5.

So far, it looks a little buggy. Hope the problem is with me and not the app.

(However, with the recent FCPX debacle, I've completely lost faith in Apple)


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David Intrator
Re: Dynamic Guides and Snapping not working in Canvas
on Jul 31, 2011 at 3:01:20 pm

Hello Mark,

I'm still encountering this strange bug (on least on my system) regarding Motion 5.

As I mentioned earlier, within a project suddenly dynamic guides will disappear. I thought trashing the preferences regularly had solved the problem.

However, it has begun to occur again.. All guides are enabled. All overlays are enabled.

But, like I said, the dynamic guides suddenly disappear, as does snapping in the canvas.

To make matters even more weird, if I open a new project, everything is fine.

I can only assume that I'm missing something or some kind of corruption occurs on my system when working on project in Motion 5.

All advice is sincerely appreciated.

Thanks.

david


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Mark Spencer
Re: Dynamic Guides and Snapping not working in Canvas
on Jul 31, 2011 at 4:40:34 pm

Sorry don't know what else to suggest - perhaps copy/paste all your groups into a new project.

--
Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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jeff fish
Re: Dynamic Guides and Snapping not working in Canvas
on Dec 30, 2011 at 10:28:44 pm

i had the same issue. when i turned on "snap" to guide they showed up.


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Robert Ansley
Re: Dynamic Guides and Snapping not working in Canvas
on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:23:18 pm

Hey David,
I found that the ruler has to be on for the guides to appear. However, my guides have disappeared as well and i can seem to get them back. I'm stumped (and not a little annoyed)


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Justin Levine
Re: Dynamic Guides and Snapping not working in Canvas
on Jul 14, 2014 at 8:56:08 am

I had this same problem recently. I confirmed that Overlays and Dynamic Guides were turned on. I also had the snapping button on - but still, the dynamic guides would not appear.

I eventually tried something random that ended up working and fixing the problem: Delete your Preferences for Motion 5.

For Motion 5.1.2 (or later versions):

Quit Motion.
Hold the Command and Option keys while opening Motion.
A window appears asking you to Continue opening Motion or Delete Preferences.
Click Delete Preferences. This command removes the preference files and resets Motion to default settings.

After I did that, the Dynamic Guides returned and everything worked fine.

I hope this helps.


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