Import image sequences

Sometimes, animated sequences are delivered as a series of sequentially numbered still images. Motion lets you import these sequences as a single object, with each image used as a sequential frame in a movie.

Import a series of numbered still images as a single object

  1. Click the “Show image sequences as collapsed” button in the lower-right corner of the File Browser.

    "Show image sequences as collapsed" button in the File Browser

    The File Browser displays multiple items collapsed into a single object.

  2. Drag the object from the File Browser to the Canvas, Layers list, Timeline, or Media list.

    Note: Images from digital cameras are often numbered sequentially but are not part of an animation sequence. To import a single still image from a digital camera, deselect the “Show image sequences as collapsed button.”

    For more information, see About image sequences.