Tip #1363: Change Motion’s Project Properties

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Tip #1363: Change Motion’s Project Properties

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

All project properties can be modified – except frame rate.

The Project Properties panel.

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Normally, you set essential Motion project properties when you create a project using the Project Browser. But, what happens if you need to change project settings after the project is created?

That’s where Project Properties come in.

  • To change them, select the Project in the Layers panel.
  • Then, go to Inspector > Properties and change what you need to change.

NOTE: A faster way to do this is to type Cmd + J.

This allows you to change all the technical settings of a project EXCEPT frame rate. If you need to change the frame rate, you’ll need to create a whole new project.

NOTE: Unlike Final Cut, even if the project is empty you can’t change frame rate once a project is created.


Changing the project duration does not modify the timing of any elements already added to it.

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