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MOGRT – Everything You Need To Succeed with Motion Graphics Templates for Premiere Pro in 2022

Here is an in depth overview of MOGRTs, what they are, how to use them, where to buy and/or download FREE MOGRTs, and even how to monetize your motion designs using Motion Graphics Templates.

I spent a whole day researching everything there is to know about Mogrts. Then, I compiled this information into one helpful article for you so you don’t have to waste your time scouring the internet and watching YouTube tutorials.

A couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon the Essential Graphics panel inside of After Effects. I had never even bothered with Motion Graphics Templates because there just wasn’t a whole lot of information available about them and I didn’t have the time to look into how they worked. None of my coworkers (all of whom have had careers in motion design for over a decade) had ever used them or even knew they existed.

After I did a little investigation I soon learned that there was a simple way to earn passive income by creating and selling .mogrt files. That’s when I set out to track down the most useful info from around the web and consolidate it into one concise article so others didn’t have to.

Here are the topics we’ll be covering:

MOGRT FAQs

What are MOGRT files? MOGRT is a file type (.MOGRT) and is short for Motion Graphics Template. MOGRTs are created in After Effects or Premiere Pro.

What are MOGRTs used for? MOGRTs are used by Premiere Pro editors to customize motion graphics animations without having to use After Effects.

Where can I find MOGRTs for Premiere Pro? MOGRTs can be found in the Essential Graphics panel in Premiere Pro. Continue reading to learn how to install and import MOGRTs for your next project.

How can I create a custom MOGRT? MOGRTs can be made in both Premiere Pro and After Effects. A MOGRT made in PR will be faster in the PR timeline than if it were made in AE. I recommend creating them through AE because you have much more creative freedom and flexibility.

Can I edit or change MOGRT files in Adobe After Effects? Yes! If you are using a .mogrt that just isn’t letting you customize everything you need for your project, simply open it up in AE and customize it to your liking. You will then need to save it out as a .mogrt and reinstall into PR.

How to Install MOGRTs to Premiere Pro

Here’s what you’ll need to add a MOGRT to Premiere Pro:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2017 or later
  • Premiere project with a sequence
  • A MOGRT downloaded from Adobe Stock or SkyhookFX. Here’s a FREE Text Glitch MOGRT you can download if you’d like to follow along. Be sure to select MOGRT from the project type dropdown.

3 Ways to Install and Import MOGRTs in Premiere Pro

#1 Slow

  1. Open a project in Premiere Pro.
  2. Open the Essential Graphics panel inside of Premiere.
    • First click the Graphics workspace tab at the top of the screen. Find the Essential Graphics panel on the right side of the screen. If you still don’t see it, go to Window > Essential Graphics if it’s not already open.
Graphics workspace tab in Premiere Pro and the Essential Graphics Panel
Click the Graphics workspace tab in Premiere to open the Essential Graphics Panel
  1. Click on the “Install Motion Graphics Template” icon in the bottom right corner of the Essential Graphics panel.
The Import Motion Graphics Template button inside the Premiere Pro Essential Graphics panel
Import Motion Graphics Template button inside the Essential Graphics panel
  1. Browse to the location of your MOGRT file, select it, then click Open.
Import window in Premiere Pro to select the Mogrt you want to import
Select the MOGRT you want to import and click open
  1. The motion graphics template file will now be in the Essential Graphics panel under the Browse tab. Use the search bar in the Browse tab to find it easily as the Essential Graphics panel can get easily cluttered. You can now simply drag and drop your MOGRT clip into the timeline.
The Browse tab selected in the Essential Graphics Panel in Premiere Pro
The Browse tab selected in the Essential Graphics Panel in Premiere Pro

#2 Fast

You can also install a Motion Graphics template from your computer’s Motion Graphics Templates system folder. This will save you time if you have more than one .mogrt file to import.

  1. Drag the .mogrt file you want to install to the Motion Graphics Templates folder on your system.
  1. Restart Premiere to see it in the Essential Graphics Panel.

Once installed, the template gets copied to Premiere Pro’s Local Templates Folder and becomes available to import from the Essential Graphics panel.

Where to find the Motion Graphics Templates folder on a MAC: username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Common/Motion Graphics Templates

Motion Graphics Templates Folder on Mac
Drag multiple .mogrt files to the Motion Graphics Templates Folder on Mac

Where to find the Motion Graphics Templates folder on a PC (Windows): AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Common/Motion Graphics Templates

Motion Graphics Templates Folder on Windows PC
Drag multiple .mogrt files to the Motion Graphics Templates Folder on Windows PC

I can’t find the Motion Graphics Template folder on my computer

The Library folder on macOS and AppData folder on Windows are hidden directories. Unhide them on your system to view them and their contents.

To unhide the AppData folder on Windows PC, check ‘Hidden items’ in the ‘View’ tab in Windows Explorer to show all hidden files and folders on PC. This will unhide the AppData folder in Windows.

Unhide Files in Windows Explorer
Check ‘Hidden items’ in the ‘View’ tab in Windows Explorer to show all hidden files and folders on PC

To unhide the Library folder on Mac, press cmd + shift + . to show all hidden files and folders on macOS. This will unhide the Library folder in Finder. Here’s a quick shortcut to finding the Motion Graphics Templates folder on a mac:

#3 Fastest

Install multiple .MOGRT files at once by dragging them from Finder or Explorer window into the Browse tab of the Essential Graphics panel.

Note:

A MOGRT will not work if it was created in a later version of After Effects. To avoid this, update Premiere Pro to a later version.
Any Motion Graphics template that is stored in your Creative Cloud Libraries does not need to be installed, it is available automatically to use in Premiere Pro.

How to Import MOGRTs to a Sequence in Premiere Pro

Drag and drop the Mogrt clip to your timeline sequence and it will import into your scene
Drag and drop the MOGRT clip to your timeline sequence and it will import into your scene
  1. Open the Essential Graphics panel and click the Browse tab.
  2. Select and drag the template that you want to use into your sequence’s timeline.
  3. You can now customize your MOGRT in the Edit tab of the Essential Graphics panel.

How to Edit a MOGRT in Premiere Pro

  1. Select the MOGRT clip in the active sequence’s timeline.
  2. Click the Edit tab in the Essential Graphics panel. Be sure you have the MOGRT clip selected in the timeline.
  3. Customize styling such as the colors, fonts, and even add Replaceable Media if you are using later versions of Premiere.

Note:

Not all Mogrts are the same. A MOGRT is as customizable as the developer made it.

Can I edit or change MOGRT files in Adobe After Effects?

Let’s say you’re using a MOGRT inside of Premiere Pro and you are just not able to customize everything you need. For example you are able to adjust the font, scale, position and transparency but you aren’t able to change the color to match your branding.

This can be very frustrating, especially if you have purchased a MOGRT and it’s just falling short in terms of customization.

In this video, you’ll learn how to change MOGRT files in Adobe After Effects. See how easy it can be to open up that .MOGRT and edit the customizable features inside of After Effects. You can then use that updated MOGRT for Premiere Pro with your changes added.

How to Create a Custom MOGRT in After Effects

Creating your own custom MOGRTs in After Effects is surprisingly easy.

In this tutorial, Sergei from Ukramedia will show you how to create a responsive title/lower third animation in After Effects to use and edit in Premiere Pro.

This video covers the following topics:

– How to set up the project structure in After Effects

– How to import files

– How to use built-in animation tools

– How to create and animate text & shape layers

– How to write basic Expressions/Code

How to Create a Custom MOGRT in Premiere Pro

Creating your own custom MOGRTs in Premiere Pro is surprisingly easy.

Learn how to design a motion graphics template in Premiere Pro CC and export it as a .MOGRT file.

Where to Buy MOGRTs for Premiere Pro

Here’s a good breakdown of the best sites to purchase MOGRTs for Premiere. You can read even more at FilmDaft.com.

Motion Array

To buy MOGRTs from Motion Array, you need to purchase a subscription. The monthly plan costs $29.99 per month and allows for unlimited downloads on all of the website’s content. 

Use the monthly plan if you’re on a budget or just testing the waters. You can download as many MOGRT files as you want within 30 days and can even continue using them after you cancel.

Motion Array has a wide selection of MOGRT files, so you will have plenty of great options to get started.  

Envato Elements

One plan for single users at $16.50 per month for unlimited downloads.

One of the biggest advantages of Envato Elements is the wide selection to choose from while staying within a reasonable price.  

With Envato, you have to license the MOGRT file to a specific project. You cannot reuse these MOGRT files after your subscription ends, unfortunately.

Be sure to check their licensing terms and agreements. Last I checked, a purchase limits you to only one project, so if you have one video and your client wants to cut it down into 5 social posts, you would have to purchase a total of 6 copies of the license for that MOGRT. Not worth it, in my opinion…

Adobe Stock

Single user plans start at $29.99 per month and can also be paid for annually.

Even though you are paying a premium subscription you are limited to only 3 or 10 assets, with the option to purchase additional assets for an additional price ($2.99-$9.99).

You also have the option to buy the MOGRT files without a subscription, starting around $19.99.

SkyhookFX

SkyhookFX offers a handful of free and paid motion graphics templates. What makes them stand out is their commitment to the creators of these products. Each time someone purchases a template, the creator gets 70% commission on each sale. Compare that with Adobe Stock, which is 30%…

Where to Download Free MOGRTs for Premiere Pro

Motion Array

Motion Array offers a decent amount of free MOGRT files. All it takes is signing up for a free account. The great thing about using Motion Array is they have a Premiere Pro extension that makes browsing and downloading motion graphics templates absolutely seamless.

Adobe Stock

Adobe Stock allows you to license a handful of MOGRTs for free. All you need is a standard Adobe Creative Cloud account.

SkyhookFX

SkyhookFX offers a handful of free and paid motion graphics templates. What makes them stand out is their commitment to the creators of these products. Each time someone purchases a template, the creator gets 70% commission on each sale. Compare that with Adobe Stock, which is 30%…

Want to Make Money Selling Motion Graphics Templates?

Make money selling motion graphics templates on SkyhookFX. They offer the highest commissions for motion graphics templates right off the bat. All you need to do to start selling is create a vendor profile, upload three of your best MOGRTs and we will reach out to you once your submission has been approved.

Once you are approved to sell on SkyhookFX, you can customize your store, edit your product details, set your own price, and share your products with your social channels.

We are building our community of like minded motion graphics artists. Make a passive side income by selling your designs with us! It’s fun, and FREE to get started! Start earning a passive income by selling your motion graphics templates today.

Want to Learn Even More About How to Install and Use Motion Graphics Templates?

Read all about MOGRTs on the Adobe help site, Using Motion Graphics Templates.

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