pausing time in motion

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by grooveattack, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2008
    stupid question but i cant find how to do this anywhere.
    i want to create a bullet time effect in motion, very basic.
    all i need is to pause the animation (just using something from motions content library) move the camera around then continue the animation.
    i know how to do the camera part just not the pausing of the animation.

    thanks guys.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What about retiming?

    Here's a copy from the manual.

    Retiming in the Timeline
    By default, a 60-frame clip played back at 30 frames per second takes two seconds to display its 60 frames. If its In point is frame 1, its Out point is frame 60. Speed and duration are interactive; that is, if you increase the speed at which the clip plays back, its duration automatically decreases. Playing back the same clip at 15 frames per second would take twice as long. The clip’s In point remains the same, but its Out point is now 120.

    For more detailed information about retiming, see “Retiming.” For more information on using the Retiming behaviors, see “Retiming Behaviors.”

    Adjusting a Clip’s Speed
    Motion allows you to easily change the timing of clips in the Timeline.

    To shorten the clip’s duration and speed up its playback speed
    To lengthen the clip’s duration and slow down its playback speed
    With the pointer over the start or end of the clip, press and hold down the Option key.

    The pointer turns into the retime pointer.

    Drag the Out point of the clip’s bar to the right.

    As you drag, the tooltip displays the clip’s Duration and Speed.

    Looping a Clip
    When a looped clip reaches its last frame, it starts playing again from its first frame. Another way of extending a clip’s duration is by looping it. You can easily loop a clip by adjusting it in the Timeline.

    To loop a clip
    To change the loop point of a clip

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