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  • Oscillate Behavior

    Posted by Terry Maloney on July 19, 2022 at 7:21 am

    When I apply the Oscillate behavior to an object, the Quicktime movie makes it go twice as fast. I can adapt; but I would like to know how you guys handle this.

    Ben Balser replied 1 year, 3 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Robin S. kurz

    July 19, 2022 at 11:03 am

    Oscillate is a parameter behavior. And while you could “apply it to an object” it won’t do anything. So clearly you’d need to be much more specific about what exactly you are doing. Namely which parameter you’re applying it to.

  • Terry Maloney

    July 20, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Robin, thanks for replying.

    Quicktime plays the motion project twice as fast. I changed the playback speed to one half and it worked fine. See the attachments to see how the parameters were setup

    Cheers, Terry

  • Robin S. kurz

    July 20, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    So you’re applying it to the Shear, not the clip as initially stated.

    Well, either way, I can’t reconstruct. Doing that here works just fine. And if it plays normally in Motion <i style=”font-weight: bold;”>before export, then it can only have something to do with your export settings. Even if I can’t think of what that might be.

  • Terry Maloney

    July 23, 2022 at 10:38 pm


    It turns out the behavior has nothing to do with the timing problem. I just noticed it more.

    So I put in one JPEG screenshot. That’s it. When initializing the Motion project, the duration was 10 seconds. The time line ends at 10 seconds. The “Show Project Duration” reads

    10 seconds. Then when I open System Preferences/ Time and Date and follow the second hand, the 10 second movie takes 20 seconds to run. After 10 seconds we are at the 5 second mark.

    So the problem initiates before the export. So it’s not the export settings.

    Motion is running twice as slow as what the time line purports.

    Is there a setting somewhere ???

    Thank you for helping.

  • Ben Balser

    December 15, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Yes, the more behaviors, filters, etc, you add to a Motion project, the harder it has to work. Thus, it will slow down playback so it can show you a clear enough representation to continue doing your work. All compositing software does this, but Motion gives the best playback, so you’re not suffering as much as you would with AE. It all depends on the hardware you’re running it on.

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