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Geoff RobertShapes suddenly missing
by on Jan 5, 2017 at 4:02:43 am

I'm new to Motion, my apologies for having to ask the following:

I have been trying to import a shape into the Shapes library, and all of a sudden I have only 25 shapes there. I'm pretty sure there were many, many more there a few minutes ago. When I close and reopen the file, a pop-up tells me that Media is missing, though no names are presented. In the Timeline layers some items are showing with a "?" (e.g. French Swirl). If I isolate it, I see only an empty square with the transparency blocks, indicating the shape is not to be found.

Where could they have gone, and how can I restore them?


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Simon UbsdellRe: Shapes suddenly missing
by on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:45:43 am

If you go to your Applications folder, locate the Motion application, right-click and select "Show Package Contents" and go to Contents/Library Content/Shapes, that's where the Shapes live.

Shape Styles, which is what you seem to be referring to, lives in the Shape Style folder in the same place: Contents/Library Content/Shape Styles.

Not knowing what you've done to lose them, it's hard to know what to suggest. Often the simplest thing is just to go ahead and reinstall the application.

Simon Ubsdell
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