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Sean Thomas
Move "Motion Templates" folder to another HD
on Nov 13, 2012 at 9:39:10 am

I have a SSD for my system drive. It is getting full with all of my motionVFX plugins and effects.

I did a forum search, but the answers must pertain to v4 - because I don't see a PREFS option to select where you put the TEMPLATES folder.

Any tips? Surely we don't have to keep them on the system drive.


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Mark Spencer
Re: Move "Motion Templates" folder to another HD
on Nov 13, 2012 at 1:42:36 pm

If you move them, you'll have to create sym links to your system user/Movies/Motion Templates folder.

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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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Sean Thomas
Re: Move "Motion Templates" folder to another HD
on Nov 13, 2012 at 6:47:16 pm

"sym links"?

tried an alias of the MT folder from another HD and that didn't work.

please explain. thanks!


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Mark Spencer
Re: Move "Motion Templates" folder to another HD
on Nov 13, 2012 at 6:51:09 pm

You need to create symbolic links.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1153437/symlinkservice.html

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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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Helge Tjelta
Re: Move "Motion Templates" folder to another HD
on Nov 14, 2012 at 9:15:18 pm

Or do it like this:

Rename the motion templates forlder first (just to keep it safe)

First do a cd to your user/movies folder, then:

ln -s /Volumes/NewDisc/Folder/ Motion\ Templates.localized

In therminal that is:

when you start in terminal, type cd and a space, drag you movies folder into it, enter...
then you are in the right folder, then create the link using the line above...
/helge

Helge


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Helge Tjelta
Re: Move "Motion Templates" folder to another HD
on Jan 1, 2013 at 11:02:19 pm

Hey my line is now in the MacBreakStudio tutorial 196.... cool!


ln -s /Volumes/NewDisc/Folder/ Motion\ Templates.localized







Helge


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John Davidson
Re: Move "Motion Templates" folder to another HD
on Oct 28, 2015 at 8:42:15 pm

I can't seem to find their tutorial online now. Wonder if something changed.

Here's a question for you Helge, I'm trying to do the same thing with ~Library/Application Support/ProApps/Effects Presets, which almost works. I can SEND files to the server location, but my mac won't pull files from it. When I open FCPX, it doesn't read the presets from the server. If I create one, it will save it there just fine.

I changed permissions on the local ProApps/Effects Presets folder to match what the Motion Templates one does, but still no joy.

Any ideas?

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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