Data Pane


Pane menu



Use a simplest data management layout.


Additional column headers are added to the layout.


Use the classic Motive layout where Take name, availability of 2D data and 3D data is listed.


Create a new customizable layout.


Rename a custom layout.


Delete a custom layout.

2D Mode

Import Shot List...

Import a list of empty Take names from a CSV file. This is helpful when you plan a list of shots in advance to the capture.

Export Take Info...

Exports a list of Take informations into an XML file. Included elements are name of the session, name of the take, file directory, involved assets, notes, time range, duration, and number of frames included.

List of Session Folders

Action Items

What happened to the Project TTP Files?

The TTP project file format is deprecated starting from the 2.0 release. Now, recorded Takes will be managed by simply loading the session folders directly onto the new Data pane. For exporting and importing the software setting configurations, the Motive profile file format will replace the previous role of the TTP file. In the Motive profile, software configurations such as reconstruction settings, application settings, data streaming settings, and many other settings will be contained. Camera calibration will no longer be saved in TTP files, but they will be saved in the calibration file (CAL) only. TTP files can still be loaded in Motive 2.0. However, we suggest moving away from using TTP files.

Context Menu Options

Set as Current

Set the selected session as the current session.


Rename the session folder.

Create Sub-folder

This creates a folder under the selected directory.

Show Folder Location

Opens the session folder from the file explorer


Delete the session folder. All of its contents will be deleted as well.

List of Takes

When a session folder is selected, associated Take files and their descriptions are listed in a table format on the right-hand side of the Data pane. For each Take, general descriptions and basic information are shown in the columns of the respective row. To view additional descriptions, click on the pane menu, select the Advanced option, and all of the descriptions will be listed. For each of the enabled columns, you can click on the arrow next to it to sort up/down the list of Takes depending on the category.

Take Information





The progress indicator can be used to track the process of the Takes. Use the indicators to track down the workflow specific progress of the Takes.

  • Ready

  • Recorded

  • Reviewed

  • Labeled

  • Cleaned

  • Exported


Shows the name of the Take.







Data Recorded

Shows the time and the date when the Take was recorded.

Frame Rate

Shows the camera system frame rate which the Take was recorded in.


Time length of the Take.

Total Frames

Total number of captured frames in the Take.


Section for adding commenting on each Take.

Start Timecode

A search bar is located at the bottom of the Data pane, and you can search a selected session folder using any number of keywords and search filters. Motive will use the text in the input field to list out the matching Takes from the selected session folder. Unless otherwise specified, the search filter will scope to all of the columns.

Search for exact phrase

  • Wrap your search text in quotation marks.

  • e.g. Search "shooting a gun" for searching a file named Shooting a Gun.tak.

Search specific fields

  • To limit the search to specific columns, type field:, plus the name of a column enclosed with quotation marks, and then the value or term you're searching for.

  • Multiple fields and/or values may be specified in any order.

  • e.g. field:"name" Lizzy, field:"notes" Static capture.

Search for true/false values

  • To search specific binary states from the Take list, type the name of the field followed by a colon (:), and then enter either true ([t], [true], [yes], [y]) or false ([f], [false], [no], [n]).

  • e.g. Best:[true], Solved:[false], Video:[T], Analog:[yes]

Customizing Table Layout

The table layout can also be customized. To do so, go to the pane menu and select New or any of the previously customized layouts. Once you are in a customizable layout, right-click on the top header bar and add or remove categories from the table.

Importing a List of Empty Takes

A list of take names can be imported from either a CSV file or carriage return texts that contain a take name on each line. Using this feature, you can plan, organize, and create a list of capture names ahead of actual recording. Once take names have been imported, a list of empty takes with the corresponding names will be listed for the selected session folder.

From a Text

Take lists can be imported by copying a list of take names and pasting them onto the Data pane. Take names must be separated by carriage returns; in other words, each take name must be in a new line.

From a CSV File

Take Menu

Context Menu Options


Saves the selected take


Reverts any changes that were made. This does not work on the currently opened Take.

Make Current

Selects the current take and loads it for playback or editing.


Allows the current take to be renamed.

Show File Location

Opens an explorer window to the current asset path. This can be helpful when backing up, transferring, or exporting data.


Separate reconstruction pipeline without the auto-labeling process. Reconstructs 3D data using the 2D data.


Separate auto-labeling pipeline that labels markers using the existing tracking asset definitions. Available only when 3D data is reconstructed for the Take.

Reconstruct and Auto-label

Combines 2D data from each camera in the system to create a usable 3D take. It also incorporates assets in the Take to auto-label and create rigid bodies and skeletons in the Take. Reconstruction is required in order to edit or export the skeleton or the rigid body data in the Take.

Solve All Assets

Solves 6 DoF tracking data of skeletons and rigid bodies and bakes them into the TAK recording. When the assets are solved, Motive reads from recorded Solve instead of processing the tracking data in real-time.

Reconstruct, Auto-label, and Solve

Performs all three reconstruct, auto-label, and solve pipelines in consecutive order. This basically recreates 3D data from recorded 2D camera data.

Export Tracking Data

Opens the Export dialog window to select and initiate file export. Valid formats for export are CSV, C3D, FBX, BVH.

Export Video

Opens the export dialog window to initiate scene video export to AVI.

Export Audio

Exports an audio file when selected Take contains audio data.

Delete 2D / Video / Audio Data

Opens the Delete 2D Data pop-up where you can select to delete the 2D data, Audio data, or reference video data. Read more in Deleting 2D data.

Delete 3D Data

Permanently deletes the 3D data from the take. This option is useful in the event reconstruction or editing causes damage to the data.

Delete Marker Labels

Unlabels all existing marker labels in 3D data. If you wish to re-auto-label markers using modified asset definitions, you will need to first unlabel markers for respective assets.

Delete All Solved Asset Data

Deletes 6 DoF tracking data that was solved for skeleton and rigid bodies. If Solved data doesn't exist, Motive instead calculates tracking of the objects from recorded 3D data in real-time.

Archive Take

Archives the original take file and creates a duplicate version, minus any 3D data. Archiving a take will reduce size of the active take file while preserving the 2D camera data in a backup sub-directory for later use, if necessary.

Delete Takes

Opens a dialog box to confirm permanent deletion of the take and all associated 2D, 3D, and Joint Angle Data from the computer. This option cannot be undone.

Delete All Assets from Take

Deletes all assets that were recorded in the take.

Copy Assets to Take

Copies the assets from the current capture to the selected Takes.

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