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Brett Sherman
Accidentally deleted "Title Background" Layer
on Nov 8, 2016 at 1:25:39 pm

In my title Motion Template I accidentally deleted the "Title Background" layer. Is there any way to get it back? I've tried about everything I can think of. Nothing works. I'd hate to rebuild the entire thing from scratch, but it looks like that's what I have to do.

As much as I want to like Motion, it's things like this that just drive me bananas.

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Mark Spencer
Re: Accidentally deleted "Title Background" Layer
on Nov 8, 2016 at 2:18:09 pm

You can't get it back but you may not need it. You only need it if you are doing something to the underlying video in FCP X, like blurring it or masking it or adding other filters to it, blend modes, etc.

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Brett Sherman
Re: Accidentally deleted "Title Background" Layer
on Nov 8, 2016 at 4:19:08 pm

That is what I'm doing. Sigh. It's just crazy there is a non-undoable action.

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Mark Spencer
Re: Accidentally deleted "Title Background" Layer
on Nov 8, 2016 at 4:25:35 pm

Just create a new title project and drag all your layers into it.

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Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
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Bret Williams
Re: Accidentally deleted "Title Background" Layer
on Nov 8, 2016 at 10:36:04 pm

Parameter behaviors will likely lose their connections, and that's a pain, but otherwise that's the only answer.

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Bret Williams
Re: Accidentally deleted "Title Background" Layer
on Nov 8, 2016 at 10:45:33 pm

OT- Little known fact- titles and effects are interchangeable. Just change the extension and one becomes the other. Their background layers have different names but they still work the same. So if you ever build a title and wish it had been an effect, just change the extension and move it to the appropriate folder.

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Brett Sherman
Re: Accidentally deleted "Title Background" Layer
on Nov 19, 2016 at 3:15:09 pm

[Bret Williams] "Just change the extension and one becomes the other. "

But can you still edit the text if it as an effect? I thought you couldn't.

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Mark Spencer
Re: Accidentally deleted "Title Background" Layer
on Nov 19, 2016 at 5:48:52 pm

Yes you can edit text in any Motion project type in FCP X unless you explicitly uncheck the "Editable in Final Cut" checkbox.

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Brett Sherman
Re: Accidentally deleted "Title Background" Layer
on Nov 19, 2016 at 3:13:58 pm

[Mark Spencer] "Just create a new title project and drag all your layers into it."

I did that. It's a fairly complicated project. With all the parameters, rigging, and behaviors it's questionable how much time it actually saved me. On the plus side I made some improvements with version 2.0. It wasted the better part of the day though.

Thanks for your help.

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Brett Sherman
One Man Band (If it's video related I'll do it!)
I work for an institution that probably does not want to be associated with my babblings here.


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