Motion 5 - Looping a Clip

background image

Looping a Clip

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

To loop a clip


With the pointer over the end of a video clip’s object bar (the Out point), press and hold
down the Option and Shift keys.

The pointer turns into the loop pointer.


Chapter 8

Using the Timeline

background image


Drag the Out point of the bar to the right.

First loop barrier

As you drag, the tooltip displays the clip’s Out point, total Duration, and Loop Duration.
A looped object displays barriers to indicate where loops begin and end in the Timeline.

The first loop barrier in a clip’s bar is interactive. Moving the barrier changes the point
where the clip loops.

To change the loop point of a clip


Drag the first loop barrier left or right.

The end point of the clip’s loop moves as you drag.