motion3 help (.gifs dont animate only .mov)

xplizid

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ive been trying to learn and creating a project and the files i want to add are .gifs but as far as i know only .mov files animate do i need to a proper converter if so recomendations or is there a plugin? ive opened the gifs in quicktime and then saved them as .mov and it works but adds a white background layer to the gif.
 

Laslo Panaflex

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What codec are you using when you export the .gif to quicktime? It seems like you are using a codec that doesn't support alpha channels, try exporting using the animation codec, it supports alpha channels and should preserve your transparency.
 

xplizid

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well i just opened it in quicktime and saved it making it a .mov

but that makes perfect sense, how do i go about this, i am at work and not on my mac trying to get a heads up before i fiddle as i did not see options while browsing yesterday. thanks for the quick reply btw. gawd im noob hopefully not for long :).
 

Laslo Panaflex

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Open up the .gif in quicktime

1. File -> Export
2. Make sure export movie to quicktime is selected
3. Select options
4. Under the video section select settings
5. Under compression type select Animation
 

xplizid

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thanks bro, hopefully it worx big thanks ahead of time ill be sure to post results or failure :D.
 

xplizid

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well quicktime still adds the white background to my images :confused: i read today that the animation codec along with changing to millions of colors + should allow transparency backgrounds but in motion its showing up as thousands of colors any ideas?
 

Laslo Panaflex

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In motion under the properties inspector, change the mode for the video asset to premultiplied alpha and see if that fixes it.
 

xplizid

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hey man i cant find video setting in inspector properties i find transform blending lighting and timing.

*edit found it theres premultiplied color, black and white fiddled with that earlier didnt work :(.