Q: Why can't I get the Track Motion Tool to work properly in Vegas Pro?

Answer: If you are having problems with the Track Motion Tool it will be because of two things.

Number 1:
Make sure you press on top of "Position" which is the label at bottom of window on left hand side.
If you have Shadow or Glow high-lighted instead, then you wont be able to control the Track Motion window properly.

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Number 2:
All the ICON settings running along the top and the settings running down the side, need to be in precise combinations to achieve particular effects.

This information applies to all versions of Vegas Movie Studio Platinum and Vegas Pro.

 

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    I will not put my na · 10:15 22/06/2019
    not that it only works when it wants
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      Derek
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      · 13:30 22/06/2019
      There is no problem with the Track Motion window. If it is not working, you have a setting wrong.
      I do recommend however, that you make sure you have the latest build version of Vegas installed.
      I have download links for all the latest versions here:
      https://www.moviestudiozen.com/component/tags/tag/software-updates
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    puppyapricot · 05:08 25/02/2019
    Stupid stupid position label! Thanks for the post!
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    Virginia · 10:38 10/02/2019
    The @#$#$% position label! Thank you!
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      Derek
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      · 11:48 10/02/2019
      Welcome to the club!
      Everyone's been tricked by this setting at least once
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    Jayden · 12:48 18/07/2018
    hi im on svp 15 and when i go into track motion the check boxes for 2d shadow and 2d glow arent there. plz help
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    aquamei · 04:15 01/06/2018
    hi, im wondering why parent-motion trick isnt working for me. The problem is the 'children' arent following the parent motion when I already clicked on the compositing child button.ive set up keyframes but it's only working on the parent. im really hoping you could help
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      Derek
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      · 10:07 01/06/2018
      Please post your question into the MSZ Forum.
      https://www.moviestudiozen.com/forum/index
      Upload a screen shot showing your timeline and make sure to include the Track Control boxes on left hand side.
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        aquamei · 19:50 01/06/2018
        okay thanks!
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    Jeb · 10:49 25/02/2018
    Hi, I'm on vegas pro 15 and was wondering why the icon for the tool doesn't even show up for me.
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      Derek
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      · 11:10 25/02/2018
      Vegas Pro 15 now allows you to edit what buttons you want to see.
      Press the "hamburger" button [3x horizontal lines].
      Go to last option to edit what you see.
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    HI NEED HELP · 07:31 21/10/2016
    hi derek i've done your steps but this is still ot working the video doesn't show the change of positions. PLZ HELP!
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    David · 16:55 24/08/2016
    Hi, here it is 2016. I really got stumped when allofasudden my track motion tool would not function tho i hv been using it constantly,now, spending hours looking on the web until i found this amazingly simple-seeming entry of yours and, zimbo wimbo, back in business. i had apparently pushed some button somewhere and the whole svp world was upset but now all a ok, i just had to at least try to leave a comment here in thanks. Dave
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      Derek
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      · 18:06 24/08/2016
      Glad to help :cheer:
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    TheGuruGeek · 10:58 07/11/2015
    Thank you so much you saved me.
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      Derek
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      · 15:14 07/11/2015
      Cheers