Motion 5 - When Library Media Becomes Unavailable

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When Library Media Becomes Unavailable

As with any other object used in a Motion project, Library media used by a project must
be present and installed on your computer for that media to appear correctly in Motion.
If someone gives you a project file and you don’t have the same filters or fonts used in
the file, a warning appears when you open the project, listing the items that are


Chapter 6

Creating and Managing Projects

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You can close the project and install the necessary files on your computer, or open the
file. When you open a file with missing media, the following occurs:

Missing Content: Missing content is treated like any other missing media item. For more

information about reconnecting media, see

Online Versus Offline Media


Missing Filters: When a filter is missing, a placeholder object appears in the Layers list

and Timeline. When you reinstall the missing filter, the filter object replaces the
placeholder, and the effect is applied properly.

Missing Fonts: When fonts are missing, the text objects that use those fonts default to

Helvetica as a temporary substitute. Missing international fonts substitute the default
system font for the relevant language.