Motion 5 - Sharing to Email

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Sharing to Email

You can create an email message in Mail and include your movie as an attachment.

To share a project via Email


Choose Share > Email.


Choose the video size to export via the Size pop-up menu.


Choose a rendering quality from the Compression pop-up menu: “Faster encode (single
pass)” when you are willing to sacrifice quality for faster processing, or “Better quality


If you’ve set In and Out points in the Timeline, use the Duration pop-up menu to choose
whether to export the entre sequence or the portion between the In and Out points.


To specify additional Motion-specific options, click Render.

For more information about options available in the Render pane, see

Render Options

for Sharing



To use background rendering, click Advanced.

For more information about background rendering, see

Background Rendering


To see details about files to be output, including the attachment’s estimated file size,
click Summary.


Many email services limit the file size for attachments. If the message exceeds

the maximum size allowed by your email provider, the message size in Mail appears in
red, along with the allowed limit (if Mail can get that information from the email provider).


To see the attachment’s estimated file size, choose your preferred Size and Compression
options, then click Summary.


Click Compose Message.


Chapter 24

Sharing Motion Projects

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After rendering is complete, Mail opens and an email is created with the subject filled in
and the movie attached.