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Jonathan Geange
Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 7, 2011 at 5:43:35 am

Can anyone tell me how to get Motion 5 to go fullscreen using the F8 key?
It says in the settings that F8 is assigned to fullscreen but when I press it does nothing and makes that sound where you've pressed an unassigned key?
This works fine in Motion 4, is this a fix that needs addressing?


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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 7, 2011 at 1:16:42 pm

I assume you are on a laptop, which means you need to hold down the fn key before pressing F8 - unless you go into System Prefs, keyboard, and check the "Use F1, F2, etc..." checkbox

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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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Jonathan Geange
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:27:28 pm

Thanks for your effort Mark, unfortunately I have tried your suggestions and I still don't know why this is not working?
The option is greyed out for some reason, and I only have one project open.
Not really impressed with Motion 5 so far and it's looking like I will need to revert back to 4 :/



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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:36:32 pm

It's not possible to have more than one project open with Motion 5. Are you sure you are using Motion 5? F8 should say "Player Mode"


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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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Jonathan Geange
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:54:05 pm

Wow that is strange? Yep it sure is Motion 5...this is so bizarre!
I am running it on a MBP with Lion installed and everything is upnto date.
Wierd!


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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:07:41 pm

Ah, you are on Lion - that is the problem.

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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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Jonathan Geange
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:20:06 pm

No way!
So I can't get full screen preview with Lion?


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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:42:26 pm

I believe it's a bug - we discovered it during our training week before last. Another bug with Lion: in FCPX, if you apply a title, you can't change its location in the Viewer.

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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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Jonathan Geange
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 7, 2011 at 11:54:56 pm

Thanks Mark, I thought I was going crazy!!!
I really hope they sort that bug out ASAP, I have no choice but to re-install Motion 4 now :/
Pretty much wasted $50 so far...it's very slow on my computer compared to M4, mainly due to it being only 16 or 32 bit only.
Sometimes software updates can be more of a down grade :(


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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 8, 2011 at 12:16:29 am

Not being able to do full screen preview is forcing you back to M4?? Why?

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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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Jonathan Geange
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 8, 2011 at 12:29:48 am

I've devised a system that captures the fullscreen animation using another screen capture program and it is completely ruined if I can't get the full screen view.
I will use Motion 5 for other projects.
Thanks again for your assistance :)


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Jonathan Geange
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 8, 2011 at 6:56:48 am

A couple of last questions...does this bug affect Motion 4 on Lion?
Would it be best to install Motion 4 on a separate partition running Snow Leopard?
Or could I just install Motion 4 on the same Lion partition where Motion 5 exists?


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Mark Spencer
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Sep 8, 2011 at 1:10:29 pm

Haven't run M4 on LIon so don't know. Separate partition is safest - but I run M4 and M5 (and FCP7/FCPX) on the same partition on Snow Leopard - with the caveat of following Apple's advice:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4722

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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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Andrew Tan
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Oct 11, 2011 at 7:10:15 am

Hey this might be late but still, hope I can help:

I was having the same problem as yours, but it was solved when I updated Motion to 5.0.1, I didn't even see the "Playmode" back in Motion 5.0, maybe it's a new feature??

Anyway, I'm also running motion on Lion, I think all you need to do is to update Motion.

Cheers

Andy

How soon is now?


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Brady Wurtz
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on Apr 12, 2012 at 5:36:55 am

how does full screen work for you? i'm not sure how you got it to work but are you sure you're on lion and using Motion 5?

I have Motion 5 installed on Lion 10.7.3 and there is still no full screen option.

I've been on the latest update of Lion for each installment of Motion 5, i got the program 3 weeks after it came out.

Every time there is an update in the program I download it right away, in hopes that they'll finally add full screen to it but they never do.

could you please provide a screenshot of you using Motion 5 with Lion and show where you can choose to go full screen?


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Jonathan Geange
Re: Motion 5 fullscreen problem
on May 29, 2012 at 12:31:28 am

Sorry mate...doesn't work :(
I don't think the other guys understand what we mean when we say we want "fullscreen". I don't want borders and any play bars underneath the screen area!
Have to revert back to M4 for this feature obviously :/


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