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Adam Berch
Making a custom 2 second black solid in Motion
on Nov 28, 2015 at 3:53:33 pm

HI,

I'm trying to make a 2 second and a 1 second Custom Background Solid to saved use over and over again instead of having to put a 10 second one on a timeline and changing the duration every time.

Here's what I have been doing:

1) Right clicking a Custom Black Solid in FCP X and choosing "Open in Motion."
2) Motion opens.
3) I change the in and out points and push the video to the left so it's only 2 seconds.
4) I "save as" then I publish it to FCP X and name it
5) When I go back to FCP X, I see it but when I put it on the timeline it's still 10 seconds long.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.

Imac 27" Retina 5K
16 GB RAM
Motion


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John Davidson
Re: Making a custom 2 second black solid in Motion
on Nov 28, 2015 at 6:53:25 pm

You need to change the duration of your motion generator project to 2 seconds from within motion. While youre at it, make a 2 second one, a 1 second one, etc. We also have a 'fade from color' and 'fade to color' one that is 1 second. I think 1 second is the minimum length you can have for a generator.

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


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John Rofrano
Re: Making a custom 2 second black solid in Motion
on Nov 28, 2015 at 8:17:42 pm

If you create it from scratch it's easier. Make sure that you enter the correct length when you create the Generator project and then just drop a Color Solid into the Project, set it's color of 16,16,16 (assuming you want Broadcast Legal Black) and save it as a generator preset. I created one with a published Rig that present a dropdown of Broadcast Black, Broadcast White, and Neutral Gray in FCP X. It's pretty easy to set up.

~jr

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Adam Berch
Re: Making a custom 2 second black solid in Motion
on Nov 29, 2015 at 3:53:18 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the info. I did create a 2 second and a 1 second Black slug.

Now how can I make a 2 second and a 3 second crossfade and wind blur in Motion as well?

Thanks in advance.



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