While creating my next Motion 5 template for use in Final Cut Pro X, I came across a small problem. I’d rigged various behaviours to a single slider. Sliders default to having two snapshot positions: at 0 and 100.
I wanted to add a snapshot to the slider at exactly 50. You add snapshots to sliders by double-clicking below the slider. You then can position the snapshots by dragging them left and right until they are at the slider position you want.
Unfortunately you can’t drag as precisely as you might like. It helps if you drag the edge of the inspector pane to make it much wider – you get more control that way. Here’s what I ended up with:
My solution was to edit the Motion template directly. As they are stored as XML files, I opened my transition in TextEdit, and searched for ‘Snapshot’ until I found the section of the file that referred to the three snapshots on a slider:
Click to see more of the text at this point of the file.
When I opened the file back up in Motion 5, the slider snapshot looked like this:
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