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Greg Ball
Buying Motion 5
on Dec 21, 2012 at 8:12:12 pm

I'm editing on FCP 7.0.3 and using Motion 4. I love to purchase Motion Templates to use in creating show opens. There are some great templates for Motion5. I'm wondering if I can just purchase Motion 5 and build opens using pre-purchased templates yet still keep motion 4 for other text files and round tripping. I realize Motion 5 will not round trip with FCP. Will Motion 5 work for me?


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Mark Spencer
Re: Buying Motion 5
on Dec 21, 2012 at 8:45:21 pm

Sure you can use both on the same system. However, I would rename Motion 5 to something like "xMotion" because if you don't, when you round trip from FCP 7, it might make Motion 5 launch instead of Motion 4. This way, Motion 4 will still be the default app.

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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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Greg Ball
Re: Buying Motion 5
on Dec 21, 2012 at 9:35:40 pm

Thanks Mark,

How do you rename it? Because right now Motion 5 seems to have replaced Motion 4 on my dock.



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Mark Spencer
Re: Buying Motion 5
on Dec 21, 2012 at 9:55:07 pm

It's in your Applications 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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Greg Ball
Re: Buying Motion 5
on Dec 21, 2012 at 10:01:47 pm

Yes I know, but when I click on it, and try to press "Enter" to change the name nothing happens. Thia works on other apps, just not on Motion 5



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Mark Spencer
Re: Buying Motion 5
on Dec 21, 2012 at 10:12:14 pm

Works fine for me. What if you do a Get Info (Command-I) and change the name there?

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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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Greg Ball
Re: Buying Motion 5
on Dec 22, 2012 at 4:00:12 am

Still doesn't work. It's grayed out



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Mark Spencer
Re: Buying Motion 5
on Dec 22, 2012 at 4:27:44 am

Ok that makes no sense at all. Try signing in as a different user.

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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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Greg Ball
Re: Buying Motion 5
on Dec 22, 2012 at 3:33:28 pm

That didn't work either. I can take many applications and change their name. But Motion does not allow that. Neither does FCP for that matter. Thoughts? Because now when I open up a motion 4 template it goes right to the NEW Motion 5 application.



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Mark Spencer
Re: Buying Motion 5
on Dec 22, 2012 at 4:08:28 pm

Are you signed is as the administrator for that computer?

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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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Greg Ball
Re: Buying Motion 5
on Dec 22, 2012 at 4:58:12 pm

Hi Mark,
Yes, I'm signed in as the administrator..



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David Eaks
Re: Buying Motion 5
on Dec 22, 2012 at 5:05:02 pm

I think that it is actually Motion 4 on the dock but with the new icon by mistake, when using "send to motion" and Motion opens, does it look like the same old motion or new and unfamiliar to you? Try removing motion from the dock, then open the applications folder in finder and move Motion 5 into a new folder called Motion 5. Then rename the App, then put them both on the dock.


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Greg Ball
Re: Buying Motion 5 SUCCESS!
on Dec 22, 2012 at 5:44:50 pm

David that did it. Thanks so much!!!

Mark thanks for your help and patience. Happy Holidays to both of you.



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David Eaks
Re: Buying Motion 5 SUCCESS!
on Dec 22, 2012 at 8:52:48 pm

Nice! Glad to have helped.


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