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TOPIC: How To Smooth Camera Moves in Motion 5/mObject 2

How To Smooth Camera Moves in Motion 5/mObject 2 21 Feb 2019 14:25 #98994

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Hey all,

I wouldn't call myself a beginner in Motion 5, but I'm having a difficult time smoothing my camera moves in my mO2 animations. I've been using "ease both"in the keyframe editor, but still, there is no easement. I'm looking at my keyframe lines, and I don't see why the camera moves so jerky. Maybe it's not motion, but mO2's issue? Or maybe I'm missing something entirely.

FCP.CO is great. Your input is appreciated. Thank you.
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How To Smooth Camera Moves in Motion 5/mObject 2 22 Feb 2019 12:35 #99005

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Your expertise in Motion has nothing to do with using mO2, because mO2 uses its own engine, its own workflow and only uses Motion as a GUI. It won't use Motion native keyframes or behaviors. You have to keyframe inside of mO2. So the Motion keyframe editor has nothing to do with mO2. mO2's camera is very smooth, you're probably seeing playback issues. Export it as a file and play it, you'll see it's smooth.

I strongly recommend you join the mO2 users group on Facebook, you'll learn the most there. It can get a little elitist and overly fanboy-ish (as most FB user groups do), but there's great information there.
www.facebook.com/groups/473820736437358/

But before anything else, refer to the user manual and MotionVFX's own tutorial videos.
www.motionvfx.com/mO2/Manual/index.html
and
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBrUm2lGe...cAO_9xqif0BivGnC-UAa
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How To Smooth Camera Moves in Motion 5/mObject 2 22 Feb 2019 15:41 #99009

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Ben, thanks for the tip on the FB group. I have now requested to join. I enjoyed your FCPX audio presentations during 2017 NAB btw.

I received a response with an interesting point from my inquiry to the MotionVFX support team, and I will quote the it below.

"Please note that there’s a bug in Apple’s FxPlug that prevents Motion 5 from sending the correct keyframe interpolation data to any plugin (not only mO2).
Only Linear and Bezier interpolation works properly so these two are the only ones that are supported by mO2 - using the "Ease" option converts the keyframe to the "custom" interpolation that messes the entire animation up."

Best regards,
Feral
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