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Thomas Frank
Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
on Apr 9, 2014 at 7:52:53 am

So we received some new Mac Pros in the shop with the latest OSX, Motion and FCPX.
Everything works fine except when we publish a Motion Project to FCPX.

Saving and publishing it from Motion seems to work fine but FCPX does not recognize nor sees the Project.
This is the location that it is being published:
~/Movies/Motion Templates/Compositions and the file extension is motn
I also noticed that we do not see the Compositions from Apple under
Macintosh/Library/Application Support/ Final Cut Pro/Templates/Compositions
For example the Decode, Skyline and Vine content.

Is there any way to fix this or what could be causing the problem? I already ran repair permission.

Thank you



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Robin S. Kurz
Re: Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:21:16 am

Regular Motion projects/compositions aren't recognized by FCP X (yet). A project must be published as a generator, title, effect or transition to be recognized by FCP X, after which it will appear in the respective browser.

If you have a regular project that you want direct access to in FCP, you need to use the "Publish" command and then publish as FCP generator. Or render it out and import it as a regular clip.


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Andy Neil
Re: Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
on Apr 9, 2014 at 3:50:22 pm

Robin's correct. Compositions are standalone Motion projects not connected to FCP. Just open the project and go to the file menu where you can publish it as a generator.

If, however, you made a title or effect project, you can just change the extension and place the project in the proper motion template folder (.moet for effect and .moti for title).

Andy

https://plus.google.com/u/0/107277729326633563425/videos


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Thomas Frank
Re: Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
on Apr 9, 2014 at 7:18:35 pm

Hey, thanks for the feedback

But as I mentioned above I'em using the publish function in Motion to "publish" the Motion project.
What about Apple's download content??? There must be a reason why FCPX isn't seeing this?



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Andy Neil
Re: Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
on Apr 9, 2014 at 9:28:18 pm

There is. You can use the "Publish" feature, but unless you check the check box that says, "Publish Final Cut Pro Generator", it's going to save it as a composition that doesn't show up in FCPX.

Andy

https://plus.google.com/u/0/107277729326633563425/videos


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Thomas Frank
Re: Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
on Apr 17, 2014 at 10:10:56 am

Does anybody else see the Decode, Skyline and Vine Themes in Final cut Pro X????



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Mark Spencer
Re: Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:30:55 pm

You won't see them there unless you publish them to FCP X from Motion.

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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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Mark Spencer
Re: Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:32:48 pm

Thomas it sounds like you aren't clicking the "Publish as Final Cut Generator" checkbox that both Andy and Robin suggested you do.

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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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Thomas Frank
Re: Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:57:34 pm

But these are stock content that came form Apple should they be seen in FCPX??



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Mark Spencer
Re: Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
on Apr 17, 2014 at 1:02:49 pm

No, they are stock content for Motion, not FCP X. But all you have to do in order to make them available in FCP X is to publish them.

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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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