I'm noticing in Motion 5 that if I have an object, let's say a white rectangle, and want to transform it in Z-space with the 3d transform tool sected, the little blue dot control in the middle of the rectangle has no effect. The red X-axis and green Y-axis controls work fine.
I can move the rectangle through Z-space via the HUD, but it's a little annoying not to have the blue dot control working.
Hi David, I know that this is a very old post but I have just started to learn Motion 5 and I have the same issue. I trashed the prefs like Mark suggested and everything was fine for about 5 minutes and then the z axis arrow (dot) became unresponsive again.
Did you ever find a permanent fix?
Macbook Pro Retina with Mountain Lion using Motion 5