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jim bachaloMotion and After effects -Photoshop compatibility
by on Jun 25, 2011 at 4:53:25 pm

Hi
My understanding is that the newest Motion can open layered Photoshop files. What about After Effects?
Is a AE to Motion or vice versa workflow possible? Will Motion open an AE project?

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Mark SpencerRe: Motion and After effects -Photoshop compatibility
by on Jun 25, 2011 at 5:34:25 pm

Motion has been able to open layered Photoshop files as individual layers (with the same layer names as in Photoshop) for years - I believe back to version 2, if not 1. So has AE.

Motion will not open an AE project. Sometimes AE can open a Motion project as a single layer in the AE project if you rename the Motion project extension to .mov - haven't tried it w/M5 yet...

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David CabestanyRe: Motion and After effects -Photoshop compatibility
by on Jun 25, 2011 at 5:36:03 pm

After Effects has been able to open layered psd files for a long time. It can even open layered files with live 3d layers on them.

Haven't used Motion so I can't tell you if it will be opening AE projects, seems unlikely.

Since Photoshop and After Effects are both Adobe, making them talk to each other is seamless, very easy. I don't think that's the case with Motion and Photoshop.

If your question is directed to which one you should buy, I'd say After Effects.


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