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  • Copy motionarray title template to a new sequence

    Posted by Lopici Gaspar on March 14, 2023 at 12:08 am

    How can I copy a motionarray animated title from one sequence to another sequence, and change the text and font in the new sequence?

    Now, if I copy or duplicate and paste it into a new sequence, any changes in the text or font in the new sequence are also showing up on the original sequence (from where it was copied from), really annoying.

    What am I doing wrong?

    It is a 3-line text, that appear line-by-line.

    Steven L. gotz replied 9 months ago 3 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Lopici Gaspar

    March 14, 2023 at 12:15 am

    This is what I am trying to copy and change the text and font in a new sequence. But any changes in made also reflects in the original sequence.

  • Steven L. gotz

    March 14, 2023 at 12:53 am

    Interesting. I just tried it and it worked fine.

    Perhaps you are copying an old fashioned title. And actual object that resides in the Project window as an asset the way we used to do it? Instead of making it a source graphic?

    How did you create the text?

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    March 14, 2023 at 12:58 am

    Hey Lopici,

    Not sure, but a few suggestions that might help you:
    1) Have you named your Sequence (time-lines) different names?
    Looks like that they have identical names, which may confuse PPro.

    2) Lasso (Select) the text clips that you want to copy -> Lasso -> Hold [alt] down whilst dragging and making a copy in the same timeline. Then Take the new text clips across. (You can place the two time-lines above one another, and just move them from one to the other.

    3) Copy the MotionArray project on your drive, and import version 2 into the new 2nd time-line.

    Hope this helps.

    Otherwise, if you throw me the name of the MotionArray project that you are using, I am happy to try and replicate on my set-up.


  • Lopici Gaspar

    March 14, 2023 at 2:39 am

    I open the project.

    I open the “old” sequnce from 6 months ago into the timeline.

    I copy the motionarray clip (animated texts) into a “new” sequence.

    I double-click the motionarray clip in the a new sequence.

    This opens up yet another sequence with only 3 clips (=3 texts) that form the motionarray.

    I edit the texts, then close it.

    Unfortunately, the text edits now present in BOTH, the old and the new sequence.

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    March 14, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Hey Lopici,

    What happens if you copy “new” timeline into a new (separate) project and make the changes there?


  • Lopici Gaspar

    March 14, 2023 at 3:11 am

    Creating a new project, copying the sequence there, changing the motionarray text in this new project works. It does not alter the title in the old sequence.

  • Lopici Gaspar

    March 14, 2023 at 3:13 am

    …so your suggestion solves the issue for now, thank you. Still I would like to know how to do this within 1 project among the sequences.

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    March 14, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Hey Lopici,

    You can change the MotionArray template within one project, to have different text elements.

    However, to tell you how in detail, would just take too long. Sorry.

    But keep this in mind, you need to investigate how the Template is layered.
    Then you need to duplicate the relevant layers, throughout the template, and change those (or duplicate layers within), before returning back to the top view (which you also might need to duplicate.

    I have done it in the past, not with text, but where I had to change the motion of a time-line template.
    It is painful and not quick to do + you just need to get lost in one layer before the whole thing falls over.

    Hence why, you are better off using a separate numbered template (but same) for each instance – provided your hardware can handle it, you should be able to do this within one project. Or have a new project for each time-line – one of the nice features with PPro, is that you can have multiple projects open simultaneously – as long as you keep a close watch on what time-line that you are making the changes in…

    Hope this helps.


  • Steven L. gotz

    March 14, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    So it sounds like you are changing text within a nest. That same nest is now in two sequences.

    You need to break those text layers out of the nest and then copy them. You should then be able to change the text in the new sequence.

    You just can’t expect that the same nest will be different in two sequences.

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