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exporting video with tranparent background 16 Jul 2020 13:20 #108729

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is there a way to export an animation with transparent background from motion to use in another third party app.
i can get it to work using publish function in fcpx, but i'd like to use it in an app on ipad when i don't have access to my home mac.
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exporting video with tranparent background 16 Jul 2020 13:59 #108730

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Hello,

What we can do is export the video as Apple ProRes 4444 with Color + Alpha selected.

Here is a short video explaining what I mean: files.deyson.com/xBXfzl8

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exporting video with tranparent background 16 Jul 2020 15:07 #108732

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You missed one step that trips users up often. I get this from my students more than you'd think.

Select the Project layer, go to the Inspector, make sure that Background is set to Transparent.

Otherwise, no setting in the export window will work.

Did like you said to turn off any background layers. I get that a lot, too. Someone puts a black background or something as a background, and Motion interprets that as a color, not an alpha channel. The alpha channel is where NOTHING exists, not "black". Because a black rectangle as a background is a color, not alpha channel.

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exporting video with tranparent background 16 Jul 2020 15:19 #108733

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Thank you for the reminder.

From what I understand that is set to transparent as default when we first install Motion. But I could be wrong.

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exporting video with tranparent background 17 Jul 2020 10:46 #108751

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It is set to Transparent by default, but I've been teaching motion for over a decade, and I don't know how but quite often I find folks have changed defaults somehow, and they swear they never touched that parameter, but it's changed. Just years of experience, never assume defaults are in place.

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exporting video with tranparent background 17 Jul 2020 10:51 #108752

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Thanks Deyson - this works if i'm importing into final cut however it doesn't work when trying to import into lumafusion app on ipad. any ideas if its possible to import transparent vids to lumafusion? thanks Owen

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exporting video with tranparent background 17 Jul 2020 10:54 #108753

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I actually have that set correctly. The video will import fine in fcpx with transparent background.
I'm trying to get video to import into lumafusion app on ipad. the app is pretty amazing for a mobile app. I may have to reach out to lumafusion to see if they have a work around.
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exporting video with tranparent background 17 Jul 2020 11:04 #108754

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so it looks like lumafusion doesn't support prores yet?
is there any other way to export the file without using prores?

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exporting video with tranparent background 17 Jul 2020 11:34 #108755

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Does Lumaforge allow you to create masks from Luma Mattes? This way we export 2 videos, one of the animation as is and second of a Luma Matte. Then we create a mask with a Luma Matte.

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exporting video with tranparent background 17 Jul 2020 11:50 #108756

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I don't know? I'm pretty green with all this stuff.
I'll have to read up on how to do this.
Thanks for the quick response.

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exporting video with tranparent background 17 Jul 2020 12:21 #108758

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Hello,

I went to their support page and it seems it can export HEVC Codec. There are instructions there on how to do this as well. If you have any questions, please let us know.

forums.luma-touch.com/viewtopic.php?f=26...44&hilit=transparent

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exporting video with tranparent background 17 Jul 2020 12:40 #108759

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bummer i have high sierra which doesn't have that option in the converter.
can you think of another program which might be able to export to hevc?
does fcpx? or compressor

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exporting video with tranparent background 17 Jul 2020 12:51 #108760

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it looks like compressor will export 4k HEVC. tried it but no luck. i didn't see an option in compressor to preserve transparency. i'm sure there is a solution. thank you.

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Another tool I can think of is Mpeg Stream Clip.

I used to use a while back as it can convert almost anything:

www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html

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exporting video with tranparent background 17 Jul 2020 13:06 #108762

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ill check it out.
thanks for all your help Deyson.

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You are very welcome! Have an amazing day.

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