What are Motion Graphics templates (.mogrt files)?
Motion Graphics templates are a file type (.mogrt) that can be created in After Effects or Premiere Pro.
Motion Graphics templates allow a motion designer working in After Effects to encapsulate a complex After Effects project (.aep) into a single file with easy-to-use controls that can be consumed and customized in Premiere Pro.
Titles and graphics can also be created in Premiere Pro and exported as a Motion Graphics template (.mogrt) for future reuse or sharing.
How are Motion Graphics templates (.mogrt) different than After Effects projects (.aep)?
The .mogrt file format allows motion designers working in After Effects to retain stylistic control of compositions, while providing editors working in Premiere Pro the ability to customize the motion graphic in the context of an editorial project.
The author of a Motion Graphics template in After Effects can make a whole range of properties available within the template, like the ability to make dynamic changes to text, color, and layout.
When the After Effects-created Motion Graphics template is opened in Premiere Pro, all those properties are revealed in the Essential Graphics panel. The editor can then adjust the content in Premiere Pro without time-consuming back-and-forth between the applications.
How do I bring a Motion Graphics template into my Premiere Pro project?
Some Motion Graphics templates (.mogrt files) require After Effects to be installed.
For more information about about using Motion Graphics templates in Premiere Pro, see Using Motion Graphics templates in Premiere Pro.
Where can I get Motion Graphics templates?
- You can get Motion Graphics templates from Adobe Stock for free or purchase. You can search for Motion Graphics templates from Adobe Stock within Premiere Pro in the following ways:
- In the Browse tab of the Essential Graphics panel, select Adobe Stock, then enter your search term.
- Open the Libraries panel. Enter your search term, and filter for Motion Graphics templates by using the check box next to Templates.
- Visit www.stock.adobe.com, search for Templates, and select the Premiere Pro filter available under search options to limit the search for Motion Graphics templates.
- Premiere Pro also ships with sample Motion Graphics templates that were created in After Effects and Premiere Pro.
Why do I need to install a Motion Graphics template?
Motion Graphics templates (.mogrt) are available regardless of what project you have open. This is similar to how fonts installed on your computer are available regardless of what project you work on.
Motion Graphics templates stored in your Creative Cloud Libraries do not need to be installed in order to use them.
How do I install a Motion Graphics template in Premiere Pro?
For more information about installing and using Motion Graphics templates in your Premiere Pro projects, see Using Motion Graphics templates in Premiere Pro.
How do I create a Motion Graphics template?
Motion Graphics templates can be created in either After Effects or Premiere Pro. For more information about creating Motion Graphics templates, see the following pages:
- Creating Motion Graphics templates using Essential Graphics panel in After Effects
- Essential Graphics Panel in Premiere Pro
Can I create Motion Graphics templates in Premiere Pro without installing After Effects?
Yes, you can create graphics natively in Premiere Pro using the Essential Graphics panel, and export these graphics as Motion Graphics templates (.mogrt files) for sharing or reuse without installing After Effects.
For more information, see Essential Graphics Panel.
How do I share Motion Graphics templates?
When exporting a Motion Graphics template, you can choose to save it to your Creative Cloud Libraries for easy collaboration, to your Local Templates folder on disk, or to another location on your local drive.
If I only have Premiere Pro installed, do I have to have After Effects installed to use a Motion Graphics template created in After Effects?
Some Motion Graphics templates require After Effects to be installed to customize them in Premiere Pro. You need a trial or licensed version of After Effects installed on your computer. You do not need to purchase After Effects to use Motion Graphics templates in Premiere Pro.
In your Essential Graphics panel in Premiere Pro, Motion Graphics templates that require an install of Adobe After Effects or an upgrade to the version of After Effects on your computer displays the following icon:
If the Motion Graphics template you bring in to your sequence requires After Effects to be installed, or if you do not have a compatible version of After Effects installed, you see an error message:
This Motion Graphic template was created in After Effects. To use this template in Premiere Pro, please install After Effects (trial or license) and retry. Learn more at adobe.com/go/mgt.
If you see this message, you need to install a compatible version of After Effects in order to use the Motion Graphics template.
- If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber, the After Effects subscription is already included in the plan. Download it from your Creative Cloud application.
- If you have a Single-App license of Premiere Pro, you can install the trial version of After Effects. As long as After Effects remains installed even after your trial expires, you can continue to use the Motion Graphics templates in Premiere Pro.
If I have received a Premiere Pro project from an editor that contains a Motion Graphics template created in After Effects, what do I do?
If you only have Premiere Pro installed on your computer, and not After Effects, when you try to open the Premiere Pro project containing a Motion Graphics template created in After Effects, you see a notice that says that the media file is 'Offline'. To work with this project, you need to install an After Effects license (trial or licensed version). See the note above on how to do this.
Can I use Motion Graphics templates if I have the latest version of Premiere Pro (2018) installed on my computer but use an older version of After Effects?
It depends. Many Motion Graphics templates do not require After Effects to be installed to customize them in Premiere Pro. However, some Motion Graphics templates use effects that are not supported natively in Premiere Pro and thus require After Effects to render.
If you are using the latest version of Premiere Pro but have an older version of After Effects installed on your computer, the media file shows as 'Offline' in the sequence, and Motion Graphics templates in your Essential Graphics folder could display a warning icon indicating that an After Effects install or upgrade is required. To use these Motion Graphics templates, install the latest version of After Effects (trial/licensed version) using the instructions below.
How do I install After Effects?
Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects.html to install After Effects.
If you have the Creative Cloud (CC) desktop application installed, you can install After Effects directly from the application. If you do not have Creative Cloud (CC) desktop application installed, the Creative Cloud installer gets installed on your desktop first and you can use it to install After Effects.